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Best Answer Jared Mk3 , 08 May 2018 - 08:02 PM

 

Thanks man, so these are definitely the right ones for disc brakes? 

 

They are. Send me a WhatsApp if you need.

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#1 Vinay-RS

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:03 PM

Hi all, 

 

Apologies if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure where to ask about this. 

 

I'm looking to swap from drums to discs and apparently, the flexibles lines are not the same for both brake setups. So I figured I could get braided lines as a suitable upgrade. I had a look on the MiniSpares website and while the non-braided type is labelled as disc brake hoses, the braided lines listed are not labelled. What is the part number of the braided brake lines for disc brakes? 

 

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:09 PM

http://minispares.co...px|Back to shop

 



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:52 PM

Thanks man, so these are definitely the right ones for disc brakes? 



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

I believe the only difference is that the drum brake flexi hoses are a little longer. I've just changed a much longer hose (collapsed) on the wife's mini for a disc one and it just looks shorter.
For what they cost I would advise changing hoses anyway as you don't know how old the existing ones are.

Edited by whistler, 08 May 2018 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Thanks. Yeah, definitely going to get some new lines. Might as well fit the good stuff when assembling new components.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:02 PM   Best Answer

 

Thanks man, so these are definitely the right ones for disc brakes? 

 

They are. Send me a WhatsApp if you need.



#7 Vinay-RS

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:54 PM

http://minispares.co...px|Back to shop

Thanks man, so these are definitely the right ones for disc brakes?
They are. Send me a WhatsApp if you need.

Thanks man, will do so. Also have a few questions about the brake swap.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

http://minispares.co...px|Back to shop

Thanks man, so these are definitely the right ones for disc brakes?
They are. Send me a WhatsApp if you need.
Thanks man, will do so. Also have a few questions about the brake swap.

What brake swap are you carrying out?

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:26 AM

 

 

 

 

http://minispares.co...px|Back to shop

Thanks man, so these are definitely the right ones for disc brakes?
They are. Send me a WhatsApp if you need.
Thanks man, will do so. Also have a few questions about the brake swap.

What brake swap are you carrying out?

 

From drums to 7.5" discs.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

Ask away, done this conversion last year

Edited by cal844, 09 May 2018 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Ask away, done this conversion last year

Thanks. So can I use the same flexible lines that are on the car (for the drum brakes) or are they going to be too short? 



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

While I do so love the look of Braided hoses, I don't use them.

 

A bit of a down side is it's hard to properly assess the condition of them and you can't lock them off as you would with rubber hoses when doing things like removing the calipers or for bleeding etc.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

While I do so love the look of Braided hoses, I don't use them.

 

A bit of a down side is it's hard to properly assess the condition of them and you can't lock them off as you would with rubber hoses when doing things like removing the calipers or for bleeding etc.

Also oil/grease ( eg from damaged CV gaiters) still gets between the steel mesh and damages the rubber which you cannot see. Just look fancy that,s all - costamor too



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

Rubber?  theyr are normally teflon/ptfe.



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:13 AM

If I remember correctly (tell me if I am wrong), it's not the actual length of the hose that differs between drums and discs, it is the length of the screw piece that goes into the caliper/drum cylinder which is different.

I believe the drum pipe has a longer thread (length of thread) whilst the disc one is shorter.

Make sure you spray the brake unions on both side before hand - mine were so badly seized I had to redo the copper pipe that runs from side to side within the front subframe.

Do you have uprights from an 8.4" disc car or will you be purchasing a complete kit?




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