Topic: Brake Lines
Are braided SS lines a luxury or necessity?
While the SS kits aren't ridiculously expensive ($125 for all 4 wheels) vs premium rubber ($12 per wheel), it is still an added cost that I'm not sure is necessary. From what I am finding I can only get them in a complete set not individual or front/back. We are swapping out the rear end of our Luv, so we would need to get two sets of lines, one for the donor rear end vehicle and one for the stock front end. Now we are talking about a much more significant price difference $250 vs $60.
How much liability am I taking by not using braided lines. Is this a common failure? Should we be putting the money instead into better rotors and calipers/pads?