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For those of you who have replaced your 240Z soft/flexible brake lines this question is for you!  I'm replacing with braided stainless lines and was asked for the length. 

  1. On the rear this is easy enough as I can just measure the original ones, unless someone has a reason to get a different length. 
  2. On the front however it seems this is a little different...I've replaced the stock calipers with the Toyota 4-piston ones and from my understanding the new brake line should run from the connection point on the body directly to the new caliper, soooooo how long should this be?
  3. Is there any real benefit to having swivel ends on the lines and if so where (i.e. front and rear, both ends, just the body side, just the brake side, etc, etc)?

FWIW I'm ordering Apex lines.

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Have you checked ZCD? Used their stainless lines on my upgrade. Don’t have a measurement for you. Same lines they provide in their kit.

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@Yarb, unfortunately ZCarDepot has been completely non-responsive for the past couple weeks...I had a few questions before placing an order and it's been radio silence.  😞  They seem to be fine at getting orders out the door once placed (I've ordered from them a few times since March), the issue seems to be in their lack of communication on pre-sales questions.  I've even found their phone number and nobody answers and no option to leave a message.

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I’ve heard that as well from another member. I can check the order number if you like.

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@yarb, Oh I know the item...there is nothing about the length unfortunately.  If they are unwilling/unable to provide pre-sales support to ensure customers get the right stuff I'll take some of that business elsewhere and save some money in the process (i.e. these lines will be bought elsewhere).  There are still some items I'll be buying from them, I just won't be spending as much with them as I initially planned on.  😞

 

So really my questions remain....

 

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@texasz I was really happy with the communication with Raymond from apex breaks, his email is havetodoit *at* hotmail if contact@apexbrakes.com is not working. Have you asked him what people use in this circumstance? There might be some information on hybridZ...

edit* see https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/124184-toyota-caliper-question/

Edited by heyitsrama

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10 minutes ago, heyitsrama said:

@texasz I was really happy with the communication with Raymond from apex breaks, his email is havetodoit *at* hotmail if contact@apexbrakes.com is not working. Have you asked him what people use in this circumstance? There might be some information on hybridZ...

edit* see https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/124184-toyota-caliper-question/

Apex has been good, they do want me to tell them the length though.

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https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/124184-toyota-caliper-question/?do=findComment&comment=1210122

14" ? i cant think of someone on this forum that has this swap.....

 

Edit* JK yes i can @Jeff G 78 and @Marty Rogan where talking about the toyota calipers in another thread, maybe they can chime in.

Edited by heyitsrama

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I’m hoping to bleed mine today or tomorrow, so I will be sure to measure it for you.

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22 hours ago, heyitsrama said:

https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/124184-toyota-caliper-question/?do=findComment&comment=1210122

14" ? i cant think of someone on this forum that has this swap.....

 

Edit* JK yes i can @Jeff G 78 and @Marty Rogan where talking about the toyota calipers in another thread, maybe they can chime in.

Hi, I just saw this post.  Unfortunately, I no longer have that car, so I can't measure it for you.  I don't recall where I got the braided lines from either.

Sorry,

Marty

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