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Maybe I am dumb and figure out some terminology, brands, etc, however, I searched and searched about steel braided brake lines (SBBL). Now, I received SBBL from Galfer and I followed the line route from master to caliper on both front and rear. Here are my questions:

The SBBL only goes a certain distance within the system. The rest is rubber. What's up with this?

Are there SBBL for the entire brake line system?

Any info is appreciated.

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Can you post a pic of what you were sent?

Stainless lines shouldn't have any rubber lines.

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I have Galfers front and rear also. it's steel from one end to the other. No rubber lines whatsoever. Defeats the purpose entirely. First time I've heard of this.

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Maybe I am dumb and figure out some terminology, brands, etc, however, I searched and searched about steel braided brake lines (SBBL). Now, I received SBBL from Galfer and I followed the line route from master to caliper on both front and rear. Here are my questions:

The SBBL only goes a certain distance within the system. The rest is rubber. What's up with this?

Are there SBBL for the entire brake line system?

Any info is appreciated.

Cheers

Are you sure you are not confusing the sheathing of the steel line with rubber? I assure you if you purchased Galfer steel braided lines that they are steel braided covered in a rubber type of sheathing.



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I understand that the steel braided lines are rubber coated, etc. However, from the fluid reservoir on the rear brake system there is a rubber line from the reservoir to the brake actuator. On the front lines the Galfers go from the calipers to a junction, but no the master cylinder.

Does this make sense?

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Hijacking the topic a bit,but why buy steel lines for the rear brakes?
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Hijacking the topic a bit,but why buy steel lines for the rear brakes?
I think it is just to have a consistent look. Mine came w steel braided galfer lines in front with the stock rubber in the back. I never use the rear but I would like to have it all look the same.just my opinion.

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I'd need a picture to understand what you're talking about. Are you sure it's the right application?
Nothing wrong with rear steel-braid line. Overkill, yes, but looks so much nicer than the rubber line.

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Sorry for the threadjack but do all the stainless rear lines for the RC have the 90 degree drop down fitting for the master cylinder end or is that just a Russell design?

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From the reservoir to the valve it's okay to have rubber. From the valve to the caliper is what counts the most. (If I understand you correctly )



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