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Hey guys...

Almost ALL offroad specialists stock these, however, seeing that they are such an important part of the truck, quality is paramount.

I'm looking to change my D90 TD5 and my 2004 Disco V8 lines to stainless Steel extended for better feel and durability...

Which supplier/make in your opinion is the best and where is the cheapest place to source it from?

Thanks.

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I got some stuff from Paul Wightman and made my own up to the desired length clicky link.

You can get pre made (crimped) ones a bit cheaper about £10-12 per hose (my last pre made ones came from Llama 4x4) but the advantage of Pauls stuff is you can re use the unions if the hose gets damaged/worn or you want to make the pipes a bit longer, all you need is some more hose and a couple of new olives.

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I got some stuff from Paul Wightman and made my own up to the desired length clicky link.

You can get pre made (crimped) ones a bit cheaper about £10-12 per hose (my last pre made ones came from Llama 4x4) but the advantage of Pauls stuff is you can re use the unions if the hose gets damaged/worn or you want to make the pipes a bit longer, all you need is some more hose and a couple of new olives.

I'll second Llama 4x4, good quality & quick service.

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I'd go with Paul.W's ones (and I did)

At least with a spare olive they are rebuildable in the field if you manage to pull the end off.

Also, there seems to be a lot of variation in the definition of +2" - most being closer to the +0" length.

I bought 3m of tube and now run the brake lines along the hockey sticks with a short loop up to the chassis and back along to the fitting by the spring. It means that the axle can fully articulate without the brake lines being so long they scrape on the road surface!

One of the issues with anything longer than +2" is that the loop of spare tube is just asking to get caught on something!

Si

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As Si said, beware of where the extra length is lying when you're not using it. I have +2" lines (from Matt Savage) and the lines are great. I installed them with half a turn of twist but even so, one rubbed against my tyre and chafed through, giving brake failure on a main road. Be careful out there!

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