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I am interested in getting some braided brake lines does anyone know what the legalities are with these and whether they need to be ADR approved etc. MRT market a set but they are far to expensive for what they are. If they need to be approved who manufactures (not retails) these lines?
Bob, I "think" someone mentioned that steel braided brake lines are ok if you get someone like Enzed/Pirtek to do them, don't quote me though, do a search, it was mentioned a few months ago.
10-11-02, 01:48 PM
Braided brake lines are only street legal when manufactured by approved people.
Up until recently that limited your supply to the 2 Goodridge machines located in QLD and ACT.
This has now changed and people who posses and use Brakequip machines and fittings can make approved lines. This normally doesn't include your hose dosctor types as they don't have compliance with ADR7. Unless they have the machine.
So if your in Melbourne its easy as thats where Brakequip are based now. If not then ring around and findd out who has the machinery and fittings in your area.
Remember though that bargain basement braided hoses don't exist. They are built to a quilty standard not a price.
Yeah I reread that thread but no one actually answered the question legality wise.
Yeah I know not to expect baragin basement prices but $360.00 for 4 lines that are maybe 500mm long each max is highway robbery.
and yes I expect no comment due to you affiliation with the MRT website.
10-11-02, 04:34 PM
I'm in Perth and have never met Brett Middleton so I'd say I have no affiliation with MRT.
The QLD Goodridge machine I was talking about belongs to John Stamnos (I think thats how he spells it) but he's a motorcycle specialist so I don't know if he would have the hose end fittings you require .
Like I said ADR7 is the key here for legal lines.
Find out who your Brakequip agent is and get them to price them up.While your at it take a look at the quility of the hose ends too, You can tell the difference between BQ and Goodridge ends.
As far as the Goodridge stuff is concerned they normally retail for between $80-120 each depending on the fitting and the finish you want (plated/chrome or stainless) so 4 lines for $360 would be what I would sell a basic set for. My commodore ones are $180 pr for front so I'd say they're not overpriced.
We will be making s/s hoses ourselves once we get the paperwork to rego dept and have them approved too but at this point in time we don't have confirmation or pricing so I can't tell you what the price difference will be.
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