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Old 09-19-2002, 05:39 AM
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Hey, another option is to run your brake lines with AN fittings. I assume why you have to fabricate new lines is because you brake kit you purchased has 37 degree flare fittings. I only assume... When making my brake lines I checked DOT regulations. It says you are to use double flares, but using single flares with AN fittings is considered an upgrade to double flares. I do not know what size lines you have to your calipers, mine are 3/16", so I used 3AN fittings and it is legal. AN fittings use what is called a tube sleeve and tube nuts (also known as "B" nuts). These tube sleeves are flared as well, which backs the single flare, making it twice as strong. If this is the case for you, you can by this stuff at Summit or Jegs,(not advertising, just letting know where to get) or where ever you shop. You can purchase the tubing (I used stainless steel), tube sleeves, tube nuts (steel or anodized), tube benders, single flaring kit, etc. Good luck. <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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