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OK, working off the assumption and reports of people like Dan Wu, who state that stainless steel brake lines dramatically reduce the feeling of mushiness in the brakes, perhaps stainless steel clutch lines would provide a further improvement after removal of the CDV?

Going from there, anyone have any idea what it would take to do this? :D All those crappy rubber hoses canb't help clutch response.
 

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Nick:tsk: Might be time for some ritalin:dunno:

Is the clutch really that bad:dunno:
 

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I agree with Dan. My Goodridge SS lines dramatically reduce the mushy feel in the brake pedal. I would've upgraded to SS brake lines a LONG time ago but I'm picky and would only go with Goodridge which were recently released :D
 

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I agree with Dan. My Goodridge SS lines dramatically reduce the mushy feel in the brake pedal. I would've upgraded to SS brake lines a LONG time ago but I'm picky and would only go with Goodridge which were recently released :D
I gotta second this opinion...
 

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Nick:tsk: Might be time for some ritalin:dunno:

Is the clutch really that bad:dunno:
Ritalin makes me worse. :D It INCREASES my concentration. :p As for the clutch, it's not THAT bad, but I'd love to see further improvement.
 

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Nick325xiT 5spd said:


Ritalin makes me worse. :D It INCREASES my concentration. :p As for the clutch, it's not THAT bad, but I'd love to see further improvement.
Oh no then definately skip the ritalin:yikes:

I would guess there will always be room for some improvement no matter how much is done to our cars:D But for the most part they are great wagons:thumb:
 

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Oh yeah. My biggest beef is that they wouldn't import the 330iT. I want the brakes and the engine. :)
 

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Nick325xiT 5spd said:
Oh yeah. My biggest beef is that they wouldn't import the 330iT. I want the brakes and the engine. :)
3 liter would be fantastic:thumb:

I can't wait for the day when my wife takes over the wagon so I can go ?30......could be a 5 series by then:dunno:
 

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I'd love a 530. I've always thought those cars are the perfect size. The E46 is just a touch small.
 

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Nick325xiT 5spd said:
OK, working off the assumption and reports of people like Dan Wu, who state that stainless steel brake lines dramatically reduce the feeling of mushiness in the brakes, perhaps stainless steel clutch lines would provide a further improvement after removal of the CDV?

Going from there, anyone have any idea what it would take to do this? :D All those crappy rubber hoses canb't help clutch response.
Nick, you of all people should KNOW there is no rubber line feeding into the clucth, it's a steel tube that's been bent and that steel tube does not flex AT ALL. A stainless steel clutch line will do nothing for the mushiness in the clutch, you'll need a Sachs sports clutch to alleviate that.
 

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That looks like a rubber hose in there to me...
 

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Nick325xiT 5spd said:


That looks like a rubber hose in there to me...
Isn't that hose rather short though? I would think if that pipe on the left of the picture was rubber then MAYBE there's something we can do on that front. Do you have a wider shot?

I stand corrected, of course.
 

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Not my pic... Dammit, I wish I could remember who posted it. However, it illustrates the rubber hose quite well. There's a lot of it.
 

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So is there any way to put in a stainless steel line?

I should very much like to do this if it is possible. :)
 

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From the looks of it, I think a shorter stainless steel brake line will fit...Since all the bolt sizes are the same.
 
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