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Old 12th July 2018, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Braided brake hoses

As the topic title suggests, is it worth punting for a set of braided hoses for road driving or will a set of replacements from ECP/GSF do the job, its on the job list along with some of the steel pipes.

I saw a set of goodridge hoses for about £130 which was the fronts, rears and the small middle flexis too. Are there any decent ones out there for less.
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Hel hoses are cheaper and what I have fitted, no complaints

I have clutch and brake hoses
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Old 12th July 2018, 05:41 PM   #3
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where from? Ebay?
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where from? Ebay?
No Hel has its own website, I believe there is a cutters discount code on here somewhere too
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Old 12th July 2018, 05:56 PM   #5
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I honestly wouldn't bother on a car that going to spend most of its time on the road. Decent branded rubber ones will be cheaper and last another 15 - 20 years.

I've found the plastic sheathing on several sets of goodridge hoses I have fitted has gone brittle and started to discolour and split after a few years which isn't great when they're sold as a higher quality item.

If you can find some with stainless steel ends for a decent price it might be worth going with them as it's always the ends that rust and look crappy before the rest.
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Ml racing do a set for £65
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http://www.mattlewisracing.co.uk/pro...t_lewis_racing
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Old 12th July 2018, 07:30 PM   #8
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those ML racing ones look like a good deal.
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Im toying with a set myself but not convinced the rears will come off without a fight
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Old 12th July 2018, 08:22 PM   #10
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im pretty sure that my steel pipes could do with a refresh
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Old 13th July 2018, 06:37 AM   #11
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You can get them made up at Pirtek or Lister while you wait or grab a beer

https://www.pirtek.co.uk
https://www.listerinfo.com/branches.html

You will need your old set as a template. The last lot I had made up cost me £32.
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Old 13th July 2018, 08:55 AM   #12
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Good idea. There’s a place in Burton which I use for digger hoses.
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I keep HEL lines in stock here.
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It's off point but I'm a week now keep going on EBay to buy silicone hoses while my engine is out. It's the vacuum and water pipes not the main rad hoses. It's nearly 300 quid for the kit. Absolutely ridiculous. I just can't see the value in it at all, it's bloody hoses ffs. Anyway engine can't go back in without them so it's a stalemate between wallet and engine. Sorry for the rant op.
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Old 13th July 2018, 01:09 PM   #15
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May be stating the obvious but eBay is sometimes not the cheapest place to get stuff....

I priced up some bits from the local stealer and they were far cheaper than on eBay.

Just got a brand new front brace for under £200 from Stratstone. When I was looking the used ones were that much.
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May be stating the obvious but eBay is sometimes not the cheapest place to get stuff....

I priced up some bits from the local stealer and they were far cheaper than on eBay.

Just got a brand new front brace for under £200 from Stratstone. When I was looking the used ones were that much.
I'd only checked ebay yo be honest. I'll cast my net further afield.
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Price up a genuine set from the dealers I'll bet it's in around the same price.

eBay is bonkers for OEM parts. Single bolts £5 and maybe £1.50 from the dealer. Madness.
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There are no main dealers here that's the biggest pain. Everything is internet based.
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There are no main dealers here that's the biggest pain. Everything is internet based.
Well apart from sheep.
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You not use Cotswold? Mail order dealer. Have a section on here
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