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Old 09-10-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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96 style rear brakes + SS lines

Has anyone done rear brake lines on their 96 NG's? I have the SS line kit from GS, but just looking at it I dont know if there is anyway I can make it fit.

I talked to Nick and he assures me they are all the same and they will fit - but Im not sure and dont want to get the rear lines off and have an issue where Ive got open brake lines back there because I couldnt get it to fit.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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I just installed the stainless brake kit from GS on my 1996 NG about two months ago. The install went great. I used Plantoff’s walkthrough for my install. I had to use a pair of vise grips to loosen the crush nuts and the rear is a bit tricky because of the location but that’s about it.

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I did mine a while back. I had some fitment issues with the retaining clip not holding on the "frame"... Some zip ties fixed it right up.

Mine was cake but thats cause I had the gas tank out to do my fuel pump at the same time...

You get some ATE Super Blue to replace your old brake fluid? Perfect time to do that and paint your calipers.
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So looking at that tutorial - the rear SS lines dont go all the way to the calipers as they do on the front?

And yes, I have a stock of super blue in the garage
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I ran them on both my NGs. Had the same issues as srp with the clips not holding the lines in the rear. Had to add some thin washers to close the gap. And the location is really awkward. The left side is obstructed by the exhaust, while the right side is blocked by the gas filler pipe. Take your pick.
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Do the rears run all the way to the calipers?
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No, the flex lines only cover a short bend when the rear axle connects to the car. The rest is a hard line all the way to the caliper.

Now if you were to install 9-5 Aero calipers, then you'd have used Nick's replacement braided lines that actually go all the way.
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FUCK!!!!!!!!

Not only do I feel like an idiot for calling Nick today and asking if maybe my lines were shorter than they should be, but I need new hardline....

Where can I get new hardline for the left rear? I need to replace that caliper but the nut on the end of the line is seized into the caliper/now rounded out.
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Try a local junk yard, I guess. I actually have a couple of spares, but are you willing to wait for a package from Canada? ;]

You can find aluminium hard lines at any auto parts store. Buy a pipe and bent it yourself, they are cheap. Not sure what would you do about fittings though.
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Pm me your addy, I have one good hard line I dont need. Nice and clean, I just have no idea what side.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:42 AM   #11
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No worries.. Always good to have a set of line wrenches when doing brake lines. Usually gives you enough to get it loose without rounding the nut. Sometimes the old cars are just too rusty.

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