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StephenE 09-08-2011 01:37 AM

Goodridge vs. Classic Tube braided stainless brake lines
 
I recently ordered and installed 4 Goodridge lines. I also ordered the 5th line (rear center) from Classic Tube. I was pleased with the quality of the Goodridge lines, but I felt they were lacking and I protected them with heat shrink tubing. The Classic tube line was protected with a vinyl coating on the braided stainless. If I were to do it again, I would go with an entire set from Classic Tube. There attention to detail and replicating the stock line construction is far superior to Goodridge. I found routing and securing the front Goodridge lines difficult and unsure if they will stay in place. I am not saying the Goodridge lines are bad, just the fit of the Classic Tube lines seems to replicate the factory lines much better.

Factory Rear Center Brake line(image courtesy of Quadratec):
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag.../144868-lg.jpg

Classic Tube Rear Center Brake line:
http://gallery.photo.net/photo/14171472-lg.jpg

Factory Drivers side front brake line(image courtesy of Quadratec):
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...6/68206-lg.jpg

Goodridge front brake line:
http://gallery.photo.net/photo/14171512-md.jpg

Raptor 10-06-2011 02:00 AM

Re: Goodridge vs. Classic Tube braided stainless brake lines
 
:)I couldn't agree more I did the same thing as you, bought the complete S/S brake line kit from Goodridge only to find out it wasn't complete w/only four S/S lines and that Classic Tube actually made a complete five line kit to replace all the OEM WJ rubber brake lines. I used black nylon spiral wrap to protect the Goodridge lines on any potential contact/wear points.

I posted this information on another forum years ago, and I'm sure I was the first to discover the five line Classic Tube WJ kit, which with it's coated S/S lines is the best choice for S/S line upgrades. :thumbsup:

StephenE 10-06-2011 02:09 AM

Re: Goodridge vs. Classic Tube braided stainless brake lines
 
I am sure it was your post I found that pointed me to Classic Tube. I only wish I had found them before I had ordered the Goodridge lines. They work fine, but I was very disappointed with the front lines and lack of the 5th line.


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