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Been thinking over a brake upgrade with stock calipers.
Have had great results with using SS brake lines on older vehicles.

Any new info or experiences appreciated with G8GT's

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A lot of guys here replaced the stock ones with the Russell SS Brake lines and the reviews have been great. Firmer and more responsive braking all around. It's on my to-do list.
 

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A lot of guys here replaced the stock ones with the Russell SS Brake lines and the reviews have been great. Firmer and more responsive braking all around. It's on my to-do list.
Don't they require frequent inspections since they are more prone to leaks? I was thinking about this upgrade but ended up getting just the front brembos and kept the stock hoses since my car is a daily. Probably will upgrade the rears as well.
 

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Don't they require frequent inspections since they are more prone to leaks? I was thinking about this upgrade but ended up getting just the front brembos and kept the stock hoses since my car is a daily. Probably will upgrade the rears as well.
Have not heard any issues with leaking :unsure:
It is hard to duplicate every hose for all applications, sometimes fitment is a challenge especially mounting brackets.....
I will reach out to Russell and find out what they have to offer for G8 applications.....
 

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Have ‘em in my first GXP. Love ‘em.
 

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They are great - but whatever you do don't let your reservoir run dry during the swap. One of my plugs was leaking a bit while I was called away mid-job and mine went dry. Now, even the dealer can't get all the air out of my ABS unit.
 

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They are great - but whatever you do don't let your reservoir run dry during the swap. One of my plugs was leaking a bit while I was called away mid-job and mine went dry. Now, even the dealer can't get all the air out of my ABS unit.
Yup:oops:
Had a 96 Buick Regal GS do the same thing, no one could get the old ABS bleed, cost me a bundle, most expensive brake job ever..............
 
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