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Anyone had this issue with steel braided brake lines? *pics*

I had the Akebono brake kit conversion done about 7 years ago. Went with all the steel braided lines. Now noticed my passenger side is cracking and has a small leak. Anyone had this issue with those braided lines before???? These are Z1 motorsports lines.

 

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Looks like u didnt have enough slack for the hose to move with the wheel. It just kept stressing the hose and over time it finally ripped.
 
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Looks like u didnt have enough slack for the hose to move with the wheel. It just kept stressing the hose and over time it finally ripped.
Yeah I know there is not enough slack for sure, but that's how their lines are designed, doesn't have enough slack. I remember I tried to get as much slack as possible and that's the best that I could get it. The factory are softer rubber and they flex a lot better.
 
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I would've bent the mounts. Because SS Teflon coated, they lack most of the coating for longevity. 7 years is a good wear life.
 
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The problem isn't the lines, it's where they're mounted on those BC coilovers, it's not in the same location as it would be on an OEM G37/370Z and the adjustable bracket is set too far up the strut and angled too far back. That is an installation-related failure not due to the parts used.

I'm betting the installation was done from below the vehicle by someone with a pit. It's a lot quicker but it's also easy to miss things like what the strain on the brake lines will be once the vehicle is up in the air on a lift.
 
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Thanks for the responses guys. The only way I can find a little slack right now is bending the bracket or lowering the brake line mount that is around the strut all the way down. That's really all I can do. It really needs longer lines in order to make it work perfect.

And yes I reached to the Z1 guys and just waiting for their response this upcoming week.
 
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They're a good shop, they'll probably sell you those two replacement lines separate from the kit.
 
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So Z1 is saying they never had red brake lines sold. Theirs was black all the time, is what the customer service is saying. So weird. I need to make sure it was Z1. Im pretty sure it was. I had a post in the past about these lines installed.
 
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I wondered that as well since I didn't see a color option on their website.
 
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yup those are the Z1 lines in intalled. They had red before, looks like they changed the color
 
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