and from a pretty internet picture to installed. this is got to be close to my favorite mod so far. because it went without a fight and didn't cause anything else to break. just install, bleed(later flush for new dot-3) and tada! much better feeling brakes. I think I said on the what have you done today thread I probably wont get a master cylinder brace. still feel the same. the new brake hoses are amazing, but we will see after my first scca race. I might have just modded myself into a oh%$#@ group haha. oh well!
the parts. front and rear braided and coated stainless steel brake lines.
quite a bit narrower too.
ive heard dozens of ways to install these. honestly, the way subaru designed the hard lines make install and bleed/flush a snap. possibly one of the easiest ive done.
i use this way. clamp the hose(if you have double checked all your parts and arnt going to reuse the old line. probably fine but your still crushing a flexible pressure vessel designed to keep pressure in, not resist crushing) near the fitting on the caliper. break loose all the fittings, the hard line to hose connections were a bear on mine. remove the caliper banjo bolt(hey look, not loosing a ton of fluid !) and the line/both washers. install the new shiny hose as far as possible from caliper to the first mount. then, crack the fitting to the hard line at the chassis and quickly install the SS line. finish up with the new hardware clips and recheck your fittings for tightness. wouldnt want to leave a loose brake line before test driving lol. all you need after that is to bleed out the air, and that took only a few little pumps of the brake pedal for me, per corner. sorry for not mentioning that earlier. i did one corner at a time to finish with bleed to avoid mistakes. i do the same with customers cars too. then go back and double check and rebleed after test drive. there are faster ways yes. but i am OCD with my brakes, and worse with other people's lol. overall id say i had a total of a hour into the r&r of the lines with pre-bleeding, then another half flushing the system. and thats with bs-ing with a coworker and pounding a ton of mountain dew.
the left rear, all ready for bleeding.