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Old 17th October 2008, 19:34   #1
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Default Brake Lines. Are they same/similar for all cars/vehicles?

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I have a question about brake lines. I am planning to do some modifications on my Gypsy that would require extended brake lines.

Now getting extended brake lines for a Gypsy is a tough task here in India. So I have this basic question:

Can a brake line of one vehicle be put in a different vehicle? After all the purpose of a brake line in any vehicle is the same -- to supply b-fluid to the braking system.

The end points should logically be same/similar. But are they??

If this were possible, then I can look out for the brake line of the vehicle that would suit my extended brake line requirements.

Here is a sample image of an extended brake line.
Brake Lines. Are they same/similar for all cars/vehicles?-samurai_brakelines.jpg


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No they're not AFAIK. Very cheap to get braided lines for Fords and Hondas from the UK and US, but SOL for Suzukis. Almost twice the price in some cases.
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Ok. I can get the extended brake lines for Samurai's from US also but as you said they are quite expensive. I was thinking if some vehicles brake lines could be used then it would help :-)

At times many different vehicles share the same/similar part, so am exploring if I am in luck here.
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You can get extended brake lines made. There are a number of shops on S.P. Road that deal in hydraulic hoses. They should be able to make the extended lines for you of any size. Also the end fittings can be kept same as per your gypsy requirements.
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... There are a number of shops on S.P. Road that deal in hydraulic hoses. They should be able to make the extended lines for you of any size. Also the end fittings can be kept same as per your gypsy requirements.
Wow, that's a great idea/input. Never thought of that -- even though have got some stuff for 4x4 from these hydraulic shops.

Thanks for the idea Vikram.

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Why do you need to increase the brake lines, just curious.??
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Why do you need to increase the brake lines, just curious.??
. I will be doing the SPOA mod for my Gypsy in near future. So planning for that in advance. extended brake lines are one of the few critical components required for that.

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Ofcourse SPOA! Actually SPOA kits are available with everything, the kit contains everything. Down south you people are lucky to have many importers. Its the west and east we have problems.
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Take a sample to any auto store and have it physically checked with another longer one. You can compare the connectors also.
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Ofcourse SPOA! Actually SPOA kits are available with everything, the kit contains everything. Down south you people are lucky to have many importers. Its the west and east we have problems.
SirAlec, this will not be an 'imported kit' mod. It will be an Indian DIY job (at a capable mechanic's place). Hence have to plan for the extended brake lines sourcing locally itself.

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Take a sample to any auto store and have it physically checked with another longer one. You can compare the connectors also.
Thanks. Will try that option also.
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