06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

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    Default 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    Anyone out there with a braided stainless front caliper brake lines installed that can tell me if the stainless steel brake lines will replace both the stock rubber line AND the very short steel line that goes from the caliper to the rubber line connection? thanks in advance!

    (i drive thru lots of wind blown sand and salt water and the stock short steel line will rust thru due to constant sandblasting and salt corrosion. so rather than keep replacing them i thought i'd check into the stainless lines I see advertised all the time. I looked at many web sites and could not find any photos of a installed set so i could tell if the stainless lines go directly to the caliper or connect to the short stock steel line that then connects to the caliper, which wouldn't help my problem)

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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    With all the tundra frame rust issues if you actually drive through salt water I bet your frame will rot off before your brake lines rust through

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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    well gee thanks for the insightful advice, such mental prowess i am in awe.

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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    None of the aftermarket lines replace the factory hard lines only the rubber portion.
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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    thanks for the info!!

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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    Stainless will corrode too.

    The benefit to stainless braided lines is less expansion while under pressure, therefore better brake feel. If you want stainless brake lines only for corrosion purposes, you will be wasting your money.
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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsmanphil View Post
    Stainless will corrode too.

    The benefit to stainless braided lines is less expansion while under pressure, therefore better brake feel. If you want stainless brake lines only for corrosion purposes, you will be wasting your money.
    where did you get this information?

    InlineTube.com sells stainless steel hard brake lines (not sure if they have prebent for tundra or we have to bend our own) and states:

    "Both stainless and OEM steel perform exactly the same for braking. The difference is the material. Both lines have the fittings on the ends, cloth wrap and spring wrap identical to the factory originals and are very hard to tell apart. The OEM steel lines are a tin coated steel line identical to the original and will last as long as the original. The stainless steel lines will neverrust tarnish or corrode."
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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuckersWalk View Post
    where did you get this information?

    InlineTube.com sells stainless steel hard brake lines (not sure if they have prebent for tundra or we have to bend our own) and states:

    "Both stainless and OEM steel perform exactly the same for braking. The difference is the material. Both lines have the fittings on the ends, cloth wrap and spring wrap identical to the factory originals and are very hard to tell apart. The OEM steel lines are a tin coated steel line identical to the original and will last as long as the original. The stainless steel lines will neverrust tarnish or corrode."
    Stainless does rust, just does it a touch slower than non stainless.

    I believe the OP is talking about braided brake lines which replace the rubber section of brake lines. It appears you are talking about the hard pre-bent lines.

    Replacing the rubber brake lines with braided stainless lines is what I am talking about in my first reply. Replacing the hard pre-bent lines with stainless will have no effect on brake pedal feel.

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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    I thought he was looking for something to replacing his rusty hard lines.
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    Default Re: 06 Tundra Front Caliper Brake lines corrosion solution with stainless lines?

    He may be.. I assumed when he said braided he was talking about flexible lines..

    I live below the rust belt but my Tundra has a touch here and there.. I think I might take the bed off and POR the underside of the bed, frame and axle..

    Once upon a time you paid for under coat at the dealer as an extra. No one does that anymore.

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