stainless braided brake hoses from TFS- opinions (Page 1/2)
cam-a-lot NOV 27, 09:20 AM
Time for me to grab a spare set of brake hoses for my 88

Any thoughts on the set from TFS compared to traditional suppliers such as Dorman hoses?
hyperv6 NOV 27, 09:27 AM
Keep in mind most private brand hoses are made by a major mfg. off these are just fine.

If concerned just buy the Russell lines from Summit Racing.
jonrev NOV 27, 01:39 PM
I've had them for years. Seating the connections so nothing rubs took a while, otherwise no complaints.
PhatMax NOV 27, 02:19 PM
Had them on my 85 for prob 10 years. When I started to do a full restoration I found the metal crimp at the ends of the hose had started to RUST , which made the crimp swell and actually split. Never seen that happen even with 40+ year old rubber hoses.
theogre NOV 27, 06:42 PM
Hyped by all vendors to sell Junk for nearly all buyers that has No Clue the Warranty & DOT approved is Voided using anything to support the middle.

See rubber brake lines vs stainless steel

Get the "New" SAE J1401 "rubber" hose and DOT approved including the attached support bracket in the middle.
Often sold as "Pro Grade" brake hoses.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
(Jurassic Park)

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hyperv6 NOV 27, 09:18 PM
Russell’s are Dot approved and do give a much firmer pedal especially in the Fiero.

You do notice a difference.
css9450 NOV 28, 10:11 AM
How many different manufacturers make SS hoses for the 88 Fiero? Chances are the Fiero Store sells the same ones you can get from Summit.
RichLo1 NOV 29, 08:14 AM
I just got TFS ones for my 88, They fit well but definitely look universal. All 4 are the exact same.
Raydar DEC 01, 05:40 PM

Originally posted by jonrev:

I've had them for years. Seating the connections so nothing rubs took a while, otherwise no complaints.

Exactly what I found.

I've got them on the front of one of my cars. The rears are still in the plastic.
Kevin87FieroGT DEC 10, 10:53 AM
FS stainless lines have served us well for 10 yrs. on our 3 season car. True sizing seems universal, but not an install issue.