Got it, thanks.New pads have them installed. They are not removable. If they come off I would pitch the pad.
for some reason i am having trouble locating some, any chance you have a link?Yes, they are an improvement, but a small one. The actual improvement comes more from the forced brake fluid bleed.
realistically, the difference in swell of the rubber lines to the braided is very slight. If you were to do the math of difference in the volume of fluid between the rubber and braided lines, the difference would be so small and translate to maybe 1/16-1/8” less pedal travel. Would you feel that? Not likely.
still...I run them