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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Hose Bulge

I replaced all the brake lines in my Chevelle about 15 years ago and was surprised to see a bulge in the rear rubber brake hose that goes from the frame to the center of the rear differential. I know 15 years is a long time but the car is garaged and only sees about 1,000 miles per year. Does anyone know if they make a better hose? Steel braided? I just dislike doing things twice, it takes time away from other projects that need to be done. Thanks.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 10:41 PM
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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

get one made in the USA this time.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 19, 10:54 PM
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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

I would just replace the hose and move on. Parts go bad and its not expensive.

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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

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get one made in the USA this time.
Very true, that's why I'm asking.

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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

Obviously a defective part. You got unlucky.

Just buy another good brand name made in USA.

Braided lines are just eye candy
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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

I've bought a few sets from this EBay vendor. Fit well and made in USA.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 11:27 AM
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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

This nice hose will last a lifetime:

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 19, 10:31 AM
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Braided lines are just eye candy
Not necessarily. Braided lines have PTFE liners and do not expand like rubber hoses. Win-win in my book.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 19, 10:31 PM
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I really like my kore3 brake lines. Very well made for a reasonable price.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 19, 4:56 AM
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wow, that ebay seller Brake Hoses Unlimited has a lot of stuff. saved seller now.

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Re: Rear Brake Hose Bulge

My take is that you actually got lucky - you found it before bad stuff happened! The braided hoses are better due to they don't swell under pressure - makes the pedal feel more solid if all 3 are installed.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 19, 5:38 PM
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...makes the pedal feel more solid if all 3 are installed.

More so with floating rear calipers, five hoses are needed.
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