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Stainless Steel Brake Line Install Submitted by Anthony Margaritondo

The following pictures are from the installation of stainless steel front brake lines into my 1998 Mustang Cobra. The stainless steel front brake lines are manufactured by Baer Racing and I purchased them from APEX Motorsports. The following is a step by step description of the process.

Here is a list of tools needed:
  • 11mm Flare Nut Wrench
  • 16mm Socket
  • 10mm Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Pliers
  • Dremel or file
1. Here is a picture of the new lines. They are different for each side. The right side line has a sticker on it with the word RIGHT printed on the sticker. This kit also comes with the 4 copper crush washers need for this installation.

Brake Lines and Crush Washers

2. The first step is to Jack up the front of the car and remove the wheels. Make sure to use jack stands to hold the car up.

Left Side Brake Left Side Brake Line

3. The next step is to remove the old line from the hard line at the top. Use the 11mm Flare Nut Wrench on the hard line side. Once the lines are disconnected, put a vacuum cap on the hard line to minimize the amount of lost brake fluid, and remove the clip holding the soft line onto the bracket.

Hard/Soft Brake Line Connection Covered Hard Line

4. The next step is to remove the line from the back of the caliper by using the 16mm Socket to unbolt the Banjo bolt.

Brake Line to Caliper Banjo Bolt

5. Here are a few comparison photos of the new and old line.


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