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Brake line flaring tools, recommendations?

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  • #16
    I don't have much to add here but I went with the copper/nickle lines from:

    They delivered fast but messed up my order by accidentally leaving out some nuts. I emailed them and they overnighted the nuts.

    Here in VA we have road salt in the winter and very humid summers. Brake lines don't last here. The brake fluid absorbs the water...

    Another reason to go with these lines is that you can use a $15 flare tool from Harbor freight because of the soft metal. You still need to be careful of getting the tube ends square and chauffeured.

    I too do not want to change my lines when I am 70...

    These lines bend like butter...
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    • #17
      Which ever type you use, why not take your lines to a local repair shop and let them flair the lines for you. They
      have the tool and the experience. It is, after all, probably a one-time deal. Thats what I did, cost me a few bucks;

      Joe D.