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Does anyone have any experience with quick disconnects for brake lines? Are they DoT approved? I know they are used in racing but I've ever heard of anyone using them on a street legal car. I'm about to install (finally) and I'm considering adding some quick disconnects. Sure would make maintenance much easier.

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Does anyone have any experience with quick disconnects for brake lines? Are they DoT approved? I know they are used in racing but I've ever heard of anyone using them on a street legal car. I'm about to install (finally) and I'm considering adding some quick disconnects. Sure would make maintenance much easier.

 

 

I've never even HEARD of them.

 

Got a link?

 

 

Phill

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Not sure which would be appropriate, there several makes out there but here is what Goodridge has on their site.

 

http://www.goodridge.net/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category_-1_64_10551_Y_67218

 

Here several others:

 

http://pitstopusa.com/c-133792-sprint-car-parts-brake-components-brake-line-quick-disconnects.html

 

And here:

 

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/group.asp?GroupID=STAUBLI

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Not sure which would be appropriate, there several makes out there but here is what Goodridge has on their site.

http://www.goodridge...4_10551_Y_67218

 

Here several others:

http://pitstopusa.co...isconnects.html

 

And here:

https://www.pegasusa...GroupID=STAUBLI

 

 

Huh. Never heard of 'em and I personally can't really see a *good* reason to need them. I mean, it's not like you need to save 30 seconds when changing out a caliper even in a race like the Rolex. A NASCAR race team wouldn't benefit at all from them IMO. It really doesn't take long to get a line wrench on a brake line fitting and break it loose, then spin it off with your fingers...

 

I can see where It *would* be real handy on a hydraulic clutch system though. Not so much for 'speed' but for ease of uncoupling it.

 

 

Phill

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It's no so much about the speed that would benefit me, but the ability remove the caliper without the mess of dealing with the brake fluid. Not that doing so is a common occurance, but it would make things much easier.

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Does anyone have any experience with quick disconnects for brake lines? Are they DoT approved? I know they are used in racing but I've ever heard of anyone using them on a street legal car. I'm about to install (finally) and I'm considering adding some quick disconnects. Sure would make maintenance much easier.

 

 

edit - I was going to mention speed bleeders, but I see that you're looking for something to allow quick caliper removal.

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I don't think I'd be comfortable with anything like that on my brake system... probably fine, but not worth it IMO

 

 

That's why I'm asking. I know they are used in racing. This is how the swap calipers in endurance racing, but I'm wondering how they work with a street driven car that doesnt have it brakes inspected every few hours of use. I see it's something that you don't need until its needed/wanted.

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