stabby wrote:Hello everyone,
Wanted to improve the braking on my car a little by upgrading the stock rubber lines for braided stainless steel ones.
But what kept me from ordering is knowing that up to an 05/2000 model altezza the flare that connects to the brake lines is of a S-type. 05/2000 and later models have a D-type flare.
Below an image for reference.
Now I have seen ones from goodridge or trd. But the TRD ones are only for the later models and the goodridge ones don't really say for which it is and state they are for an IS200 model. Would these be the same for the japanese ones?
So my question is, has anybody done this already or know where I can buy a kit online for a 1999 sxe10 model?
stabby wrote:Package arrived the previous week but managed to install the brake lines this week.
Below an image of the package contents. You get the brake lines, screws and washers, instructions and even stickers!
Now in the instructions is where the secret lies of why this would fit on all altezza's no matter the flare version.
Fitted the lines. Here you can see from the front, back and also attached to the caliper.
My final thoughts and experience with this kit is that it's awesome!! Thumbs up for HEL brake lines and Ben for providing the information I needed. Car stops quicker now and also looks much better.
No fluid is leaking and the connectors fit perfectly. It is recommended to use a 10mm flare wrench though.
This to not round off/mess up the existing brake line screw.
My only complaint would be that the original c-clips don't let the brake line fit snug in it's place but a bit loose. But fixed that by bending them some more with a wrench and now they do fit. Small issue, easily fixed.
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