Learn why stainless steel brake lines provide a firmer pedal feel and durability, while rubber brake lines will help you keep costs down and speed up brake line inspection.
Car owners commonly upgrade to stainless steel brake lines from factory-style rubber brake lines.
There are three primary reasons:
- Looks – stainless steel brake lines provide a more dressed-up look than rubber lines.
- Abrasion resistance – Off-roading or rough terrain provides opportunities for unwanted brake line impact or damage. Stainless steel holds up to harsher environments.
- Performance – the improved brake pedal feel due to the expansion resistence of the braided stainless steel gives vehicles improved brake response and stopping power.
Learn more about choosing stainless steel vs. rubber brake lines in this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video: