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Old 02-05-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Steel braided clutch line.

i was browsing ebay due to boredom and saw several for sale on there. I thought the clutch line was all metal, including the metal curl at the slave cylinder.

Whats this for?
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There is a hardline from the clutch master that goes to the passenger side of the car, then a rubber line attaches to that and runs to the hardline at the slave or directly to the slave. The braided line replaces the rubber piece. It's not one complete hardline.
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there is a soft line above the transmission...it's a short section, about 18" long or so if I recall.
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Worth it to replace with steel?
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I just put one in my car and the clutch releases much better than before. It was a pretty easy install, less than an hour total.

However I also flushed and bled the crap out of the system after I installed it so that could have contributed to the better feel. But then again it had been flushed and bled before the install as well (due to replacement of the master and slave cylinders).

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Hmm, I got better performance out of my clutch when after I change the fluid a couple of months back. I dont know if the clutch line has enough pressure in it to produce a difference between the rubber line or the steel line.
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I'm gonna change it for the sake of changing it, when I get my braided brakelines. might aswell flush clutch fluid too
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i didnt notice a diff.

if you want stout, just replace the whole damn thing with 10 feet of hardline.
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^ Cause I have nothing better to do. Lol.
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i didnt notice a diff.

if you want stout, just replace the whole damn thing with 10 feet of hardline.
Yeap, that's what I'm gonna do whenever my slave goes out, just make a new hardline for it.
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I just recently purchased a SS braided clutch line from www.advanced-autosports.com

This clutch line replaces the rubber line & the steel hardline with the metal curls or q's.
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if you want stout, just replace the whole damn thing with 10 feet of hardline.
You cannot have a complete hardline.the vibration and movement of the transmission will eventually crack/break the hardline.

If you want a complete line from the clutch cylinder to the transmission,you can get a custom made SS braided line.
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You cannot have a complete hardline.the vibration and movement of the transmission will eventually crack/break the hardline.

If you want a complete line from the clutch cylinder to the transmission,you can get a custom made SS braided line.
that's why i suggested 10 feet. if you use enough service loops, you're still well within the safety region of steel's fatigue limit.
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I rock a SS braided line. Not sure if I noticed a difference or not.
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i didnt notice a diff.

if you want stout, just replace the whole damn thing with 10 feet of hardline.
And then wait for it to crack when the frame and motor vibrate at different frequencies.
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I switched mine out when I went to the spec s3 clutch, so I can't comment but I definitely need all the help i can get with that clutch.
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it's cheap enough i just swapped mine in when i was doing my clutch, i figure at least it's new and beats a 15 year old rubber hose in terms of reliability.
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that's why i suggested 10 feet. if you use enough service loops, you're still well within the safety region of steel's fatigue limit.
There's no point in replacing the entire clutch line if your going to have the loops in the new hardline(might as well keep the stock hardline and replace only the rubber line).

The best way to do it is,just replace the entire line with SS braided steel.
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There's no point in replacing the entire clutch line if your going to have the loops in the new hardline(might as well keep the stock hardline and replace only the rubber line).

The best way to do it is,just replace the entire line with SS braided steel.
what's wrong with loops?
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^^ the loops just get in the way.
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