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Power Stop Evolution Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors; Front Pair (05-10 GT; 11-14 V6)
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Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with the review of the Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit for 2005 to 2014 GT and V6 Mustangs with AVS. There're a handful of reasons to upgrade your brake lines. Yours could be broken or damaged, you could have a spongy feeling pedal that you wanna get rid of, you're upgrading our brakes and you're gonna be in the area anyway, or maybe you want upgraded braking, but you don't have the money for a big brake kit so you're looking at adding brake lines to your build to increase your stopping performance. Whatever the reason may be, these are gonna be a good option for you if you're looking for front and rear, direct fit braided stainless steel lines that are gonna function better than the stock rubber lines. Just like the stock clutch line, the stock break lines can also experience expansion, especially as they get older. The stock brake hoses are made from rubber and the rubber allows for this expansion. These lines from Russell are braided stainless steel hoses with zinc plated fittings. The stainless steel won't allow for the expansion in the lines and that means a firmer pedal feel and better braking performance. These are not universal hoses, these are direct fit upgrade replacements that are specifically designed for the 2005 to 2014 GT and V6 Mustangs with anti-lock brake systems. Anything direct fit is usually a better bet, in my opinion. Fits better, it functions better, and it tends to last longer and have less issues functioning, in my personal experience, so I like that these lines are direct fit. They also have zinc fitting so they'll be leakproof.These lines are designed for stock application, so if you already have a big brake upgrade kit that has totally changed your braking setup, you would need to find lines that would work with that setup. But if you have stock or stock upgrade components, these will work for you just fine and these will work with Brembo equipped cars as well. These are DOT approved and they're 50 state legal as well, so they meet or exceed the DOT guidelines. This kit includes both front and rear lines, so this is a complete kit that'll upgrade you all the way around.When it comes to price, you can expect to pay a little north of the $100 mark for this kit. This is right in the middle of the price range when you look at other options that are out there. You have a full performance upgrade kit that still keeps the rubber lines, but they're upgraded rubber. And then you have a stainless steel Teflon option from J&M that's a little bit more expensive than this kit here is. Either way, at the end of the day, if you're looking for a consistent pedal feel, you can't go wrong upgrading your lines. This install is a bit more involved and it's gonna take some expertise, as well as some time. I wouldn't recommend this as a first-time job for anyone. You'll get spending a couple hours in the garage by the time you get everything finished up and the brakes bled, and this is gonna be a two outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You need a handful of tools and I'd keep some brake fluid on deck as well as an empty bottle to bleed into. You're gonna need to get the car in the air to remove the wheels. You can start by pulling the brake lines right away and there are retaining clips that you need to pull the lines away from. They'll be a nut and banjo bolt at the caliper connection point that you remove so that you can remove the brake line. This kit comes with new lines so you won't need to save your old ones. You'll install your washers and banjo bolt on to the new lines, install your fasteners, and make sure the connection at the caliper is installed in the same orientation it was removed. Once you reinstall the clips and brackets and tighten the connectors, you're all done and it's time to bleed the brakes. Of course, bleeding the brakes is an easier process if you have a helping hand, and you're gonna wanna make sure that the master cylinder is full and topped off. Wrapping things up here with the Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit, this kit includes both front and rear braided stainless steel lines that won't allow for expansion and will, in turn, give better braking performance and a more consistent pedal feel. As always, you can check it out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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February 01, 2020
Good product except for washers
I have had this Brake lines for a couple years now, And the line them self work good is just the washer that they come with..... There starting to corrode causing leaks. maybe is due to road salt or winter...Helpful (0)
November 28, 2019
New brake lines
Installed these when upgrading brakes, pads, rotors on my 2010 GT and looks, works great.Helpful (0)
November 25, 2019
Added these while doing a full brake upgrade and they definitely completed the package.Helpful (1)
October 10, 2019
It was easy to install. A high quality product. Every part was labeled to make installation easy.Helpful (0)
September 29, 2019
Russel SS BB Line
Nice looking. Good material. Improves braking. Just put a better a washer other than that Good product. Will definitely recommend.Helpful (0)
July 15, 2019
Like how they look in the packaging can't wait to see what they look like on the carHelpful (0)
April 02, 2019
I was replaced my Rotors/Pads and was going to flush my brake system, so figured why not install these... the install was fairly straight forward, I didn’t have any issues with the aluminum crush washers. I would’ve preferred the copper, but I don’t have any leaks. I didn’t really noticed any improved braking, or feel. Could just be me. They do look good!Helpful (1)
March 14, 2019
I got this brake line kit one day and install it the next day it was very easy to install everything fit perfectHelpful (0)
March 13, 2019
Works great and looks great and better pedal when stoppingHelpful (1)
November 17, 2018
Great Product Great Price
Having previous experience with braided brake line these are everything you would look for in braided lines. The install for these line is relatively simple. Most of your time will be getting set up. Having a helping hand to bleed the air out of the lines is definitely a good idea. The pedal feel is greatly improved and stopping distance is reduced. I would recommend these for your MustangHelpful (4)
Will these fit Brembo Brake package? I have a 2013 gt with the brembo brake package and was wanting to double check to see if these will fit them as well.
mine is 2014 GT with brembo. fix well on it.
Will these brake lines work with the power stop 4 piston brakes (brembo 4 piston remanufactured) on a 2011 mustang GT? https://www.americanmuscle.com/power-stop-performance-front-brake-calipers-red-1114-gt-brembo-12-13-boss-07-12-gt500.html
Will these work with the gt500 6 piston calipers?
These will not fit on a gt500 mustang.
So what do you guys end up doing about the banjo bolt crush washers?? Do you a) just reuse the old copper ones (at least you can torque them properly), or do you b) use the aluminum washers provided with the kit (people say these aluminum washers suck, and since you can't torque them, lines will leak)? I was about ready to install the hoses this weekend, but after reading all the reviews, I now think should I go and try order OEM ford washers p/n EOAZ-2149-B.. This will be another ~$15 bucks for qty.8 plus shipping, and probably another 2 weeks. Really disappointed the kit doesn't come with proper copper washers.
While the aluminum washers can be used, we prefer the tried and true copper washers.
I ordered this product in June 2018. Finally got some time to stick them on. Question: Many of the 2017 reviews indicated this Russell Stainless Steel Brake Line kit comes with inadequate aluminum crush washers and will require us, the consumer to go buy stronger copper crush washers to withstand the factory 41lb torque . The 2018 reviews don't seem to indicated this. So which is it? I'd hate to install them as is and find the washers that came with the product not hold up and something mechanical happens resulting in an accident.
Copper washers are not required, however many install copper washers to replace the aluminum washers as cheap insurance.
Unfortunately we do not carry any non ABS steel brake line kits for a 2006 Mustang V6.
Unfortunately the Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit will not fit your 2011 GT500.
These Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines will not fit on the Gt500 models correct.
The Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit will work on any 2005-2014 GT or V6 with Anti-Lock Brake system with the factory calipers. If you are utilizing different pads and rotors only, this kit will absolutely work.
The Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit should have no issues with sub freezing temperatures as long as there is no water in the brake system.
The Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit will have no issues with the 14" Baer Eradispeed Rotor and Caliper Relocation Bracket Kit.
Hi,This Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit will only work with 05 -14 V6 and GT Mustangs equipped with a Antilock Brake System
The Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit - Front & Rear (05-14 GT, V6 w/ ABS) is only designed to work on 05-14 GT and V6 Mustangs with ABS.
The GT500 model was equipped with bigger brakes and upgraded brake lines. You will want to purchase the Ford Performance BOSS 302 Brake Line Upgrade Item #50185 (http://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-boss-brakeline-upgrade-1112gt.html)
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