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hey henry

im probally going to hold off the on CT steel brakelines till i find more info....i 'll let you know if i have any more information regarding this subject.

when are you going to get your volks and tiens for yous GS? im most likely going to go with the tiens too, but im probally going to roll with stock shocks till they need to be replaced.
 

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From the CT site:

"SS Brake Lines: Comptech Sport DOT approved Stainless Brake Lines offer increased braking power by reducing the amount of brake line flex. Each line is precision engineered, utilizing a Teflon inner core wrapped in durable stainless steel. Installs on factory mounting brackets and pressure fittings - No modifications required for installation."

I think CT is smart enough to make them DOT approved, than to ruin their rep.
 

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Hmm - I read more into it than that. It seems DOT isn't the best - reputation aside.

BTW - CT uses Goodrich lines. that are OEMed. ;)

IMO I'd go to my local hydrolics store and get them to custom do some lines along the specs that guy lists. :dunno:
 

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Yeah... I think it is DOT approved. That's what it said on the package.
 

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I had problems with my rotors and I have read several other posts about rotor problems. I think a dealer would jump on the fact that after market brake lines were used and caused issues with the rotors, thereby getting out of warranty work. Since I have the 7 year/100,000 mile extended warranty, I guess I won't be getting the Comptech brake lines anytime soon.

David
 

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SuperDave said:
I had problems with my rotors and I have read several other posts about rotor problems. I think a dealer would jump on the fact that after market brake lines were used and caused issues with the rotors, thereby getting out of warranty work. Since I have the 7 year/100,000 mile extended warranty, I guess I won't be getting the Comptech brake lines anytime soon.

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umm...... imho it would be hard for them to PROVE it that way. warped rotors are usually caused by 1) pads that are to hard and 2) uneven temperatures on the rotors.

therefore say you use some too hard metal pads it could cause warpped rotors. also if you are running the car hot, but suddenly you slide through a splash of water (and they got on the brake), then you brake the car and stop at a red light for 2 mins. that would cause warpped rotors easily coz' your calipers are clamping on the rotors (keeping it hot) while the other parts are cooler coz' of the water splashed on it.

now ALL ss lines do is to increase the response of braking, meaning when you brake, the braking response is shown on the brakes faster than the stock lines. i don't see how that would cause warpping unless 1) or 2) above happens
 

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I see your point about them having a hard time proving it.

Unfortunately, I have known dealers that use every little bit of an excuse to get out of warranty repairs. The truth is they don't have to prove anything. If they deny service then we can go to Acura USA and complain and then maybe go to court but that is just a hassle for us not them. Now I haven't had any problems with an Acura dealer but I just don't trust even the slightest chance of them claiming we modified the brake system and now it isn't under warranty.

If I get a chance, I might try to contact Acura USA (Honda) to see what they say. However, if anyone else has contacted them before, please feel free to contact them for me. :)

David
 

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SuperDave said:
I see your point about them having a hard time proving it.

Unfortunately, I have known dealers that use every little bit of an excuse to get out of warranty repairs. The truth is they don't have to prove anything. If they deny service then we can go to Acura USA and complain and then maybe go to court but that is just a hassle for us not them. Now I haven't had any problems with an Acura dealer but I just don't trust even the slightest chance of them claiming we modified the brake system and now it isn't under warranty.

If I get a chance, I might try to contact Acura USA (Honda) to see what they say. However, if anyone else has contacted them before, please feel free to contact them for me. :)

David
i totally agree with you. winning it ultimately doesn't mean it's worth it. it's always nice if you have a dealer around you that really knows about cars and a service manager that knows about customer service. for the record that's still missing around here too :(
 

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Everything from Goodrich is DOT-approved....that guy is a moron....who cares..if it increases stopping power...then thats what it does...no cop is ever gonna go and check your brake lines...fuckin idiot...tell him to go get a real car...and not some overpowered jetta...oh wait, they have the same power......
 

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I tend to agree with Moomaster's technical line of reasoning...I have them...no problems. My rotors warped before I had them on, but not after. Anyone got any questions about them specifically feel free to ask me. Hell, ask deansbluesi, he's a comptech distributor...

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