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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:20 pm 
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Ordered these from Tirerack.com for $123 plus shipping. They were in stock and got them in two days. Nine something for shipping for a total of $132 and change.
READ FURTHER TO THE LAST POST FOR PRICE CHANGES AND AVAILABILITY FROM TIRE RACK AND DIAMOND STAR SPECIALTIES.

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Fronts on the right, rears on the left.

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Before and after:

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Haven't taken the car for a spin yet. Waiting for the g/f to get home so she can help me bleed them. Install was straight forward and took about two hours. Yeah, I'm slow. But with each wheel I made less and less of a mess. Yay for me!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:50 am 
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SS Brake lines are nice you'll like how the pedal feels...


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Please let us know how much better your brakes work. thanks


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A friend of mine added stainless steel brake lines to his Eclipse AWD. The before and after was awesome. Honestly it was as if he has added 2 piston calipers to the car. As for pedal feel alittle touchy compared to stock.


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Hey Trent, did you order the FWD or AWD kit?

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i put (i think DSS mirage specific) SS brake lines on my baby. nite and day. they are wonderful.

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The brake lines are specific for the '89 Mirage Turbo.

Took the car for a quick spin tonight. Am pleased with the results. My test drive wasn't very long so the brake pads didn't really get a chance to warm up (Axxis MetalMasters). But the last quick stop before I turned down my road I swear I heard the tires actually gripping the road coming to almost a stop from 35mph with definately less pedal effort. But it almost seems like there is more travel from the all the way up position to were the brakes start to grab. But I think it's more me and driving my Tacoma pickup the last few days and just getting used to the brakes again as the pedal feel, travel and response is definately different.

With what little chance I have had to test them out, I would buy them again. I'm sure the more I drive it the more I will like them too. The next autocross is in a couple weeks so they will get a real test then.

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Sounds good. Do you have that part number for that kit?

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Just a suggestion, you might want to bleed your brakes again, since you replaced all the lines. That additional travel feeling might be an air bubble. Gravity bleed the brakes takes longer but will get the job done. :wink:


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RRE said the same part number for 1st Gen DSM AWD is for the Mirage Turbo.


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I will have to see if I can find the packing slip to get the part number. But if you go to TireRack.com, plug in you have an '89 Mirage Turbo and go to brakes, then either street or autocross and they will come up. They are made by Goodridge obviously and are DOT approved.

I bled the brakes first using a vacuum pump, then secondly with the typical two person push the brake pedeal and release while I crack open the bleeder. No longer than it takes I may bleed them again this weekend just to be sure.

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bringing a nearly dead topic back alive....

I noticed mysteryman made this post:
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RRE said the same part number for 1st Gen DSM AWD is for the Mirage Turbo.
This statement is incorrect. I just bought my lines through RRE, and Mike W. (pedal car) custom made a set for a mirage turbo. The front lines 'may' be the same as a DSM, but the rears are not.
Just wanted to clear this up so nobody runs into any unexpected snags on their own projects.
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Good looking out for us, these kind of info should be archived.


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Archived and images copied to the local gallery

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:01 pm 
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netninja clears up some misconception:
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As far as I know, the 1G lines don't work for whatever reason. My question is whether or not DSS is still around. I heard something a few months ago that they weren't around anymore, if so, that sucks :-? Can anyone confirm this? Yes, I am too lazy to get off my ass and call. lol!
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Just called DSS and they are still around! They were having problems a while ago, but everything is back up and running now. Even though the guy that designed the coilovers went to germany, they are still making them for our cars. They also are still selling the Stainless Steel lines for our cars too; same price as the 1G DSM ones, just FYI.
DECEMBER 21, 2005

coltKalle recently sent PaulMezz an email concerning what he had found with regards to stainless brake lines for our little CSM's. He wrote the following:

I was curious about the Stainless Steel Brakes Lines and went to TireRack, plugged in the 89 Mirage turbo and got the following on brakelines: Not Available..... but read on to the next post.

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I just checked and tirerack lists the original kit as still for sale. $230 as of the time of this post.
January 10, 2006

Archived post that brought about this search from mysteryman:
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RRE said the same part number for 1st Gen DSM AWD is for the Mirage Turbo.
PMA1123 wrote this in response:
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This statement is incorrect. I just bought my lines through RRE, and Mike W. (pedal car) custom made a set for a mirage turbo. The front lines 'may' be the same as a DSM, but the rears are not.
Just wanted to clear this up so nobody runs into any unexpected snags on their own projects.
regards,
Paul A.
What is now available from DSS is as follows.
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DSS description
Description:
The two piece steel-braided hydraulic lines dramatically improve the performance and feel of your brakes, giving a firmer more consistent pedal feedback. The results are shorter stops. Unlike lesser brands, DSS lines are sheithed in an ultra-high strength plastic liner to prevent abrasion of ABS sensor wiring and and suspension components. 1G 8 hose set.

Product ID: 27-400-100
Our Price: $110.00
Shipping: $11.00
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Cost to your door: $121.00
Regards,
/Kalle


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