tommytipover Posted July 26, 2017 Report Share Posted July 26, 2017 (edited) It seems there are more brake failures in motorsports lately. I've been involved in road racing since I was a duckling back in the '70s and it seems drivers used to complain about iffy brakes, poor pad life and such, but now it's pedal to the floor, total hydraulic failure, car in the woods. Maybe it's just the internet age that rebroadcasts every crash over and over but there seems to be a rash of flex hose failures. Are the pre made factory-crimped SS flex hose these days just not up to the task? I know back in the day people had to make their own using raw parts from Aeroquip or Earl's but now a days you can get just about any length and fitting spec right off the shelf. What are your theories? Is it just Asian-made crap? Are people doing it wrong? Are they just fatigue failures due to age or improper installation? I'm almost thinking that making my own flex lines or using good OEM rubber might be the way to go but I'm really interested in your all's opinion. Edited July 27, 2017 by tommytipover Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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