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Toyota caliper conversion Flexi brake pipe length

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) Suspension,Brakes and Steerin' started by toopy, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    Id like to replace the OE flexi brake pipe and hard line to caliper arrangement, with a flexi direct from the wheel arch to the caliper.

    I can make an estimated guess with a bit of measuring, but if anyone that has already done this, if they could take a definite measurement,
    ideally the pipe length including fittings please :thumbs:

    Thanks
     
  2. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I finished installing my Toyota/z31/spacer setup tonight but hadn't considered going flexi to the caliper. I'll take a look tomorrow and see what I come up with.
     
  3. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    I've seen some braided ones that have a banjo bolt on the caliper end, and I think i used golf ones before , will try and find the link
     
  4. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    It would certainly make things easier when you have to unbolt the caliper for some reason, you can tie it up out the way, without having to crack open the brake lines.
     
  5. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Good point.
     
  6. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I haven't had a chance to measure yet but I'm guessing 50mm longer than the standard flexi should do it. One end will be 10x1mm female convex seat and the other a straight 10mm banjo. does this sound about right?

    Anyone know the standard flexi length?
     
  7. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    John abbey hoses at lakeside will make you braided hoses what ever you want banjo included
     
  8. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Had a measure up and I'm going for 13" in the style I mentioned above. I'll probably order from the net. They look to be around £20 a go. How much would a standard one cost?
     
  10. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    John, did you do this in the end, 13" didn't seem long enough to me?
     
  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    Just bear in mind that you need to have a joint that is easily undone with a nut that spins or a 'banjo' connection, otherwise you have to disconnect the pipe at the inner-wing not the strut/caliper.
     
  12. Mr.F

    Mr.F
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    MJP contacts with Speedflow for any custom brake hose requirements etc.
     
  13. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    13” is only just long enough so wouldn’t advise this. Going a bit longer will help when the car is jacked up.
     
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