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I'm getting ready to install my BBK on my S70. I've sourced the brackets, 993 calipers, "R" discs, I'm just missing the lines...there lie my questions:<p>1) I have read differing accounts of whether my stock S70 brakes lines are long enough for use with the Porsche calipers. Are they ok or not?<p>2) I figure while I'm there, I might as well get a set of braided lines. For which model should I get? <p>3) I have a set of lines for an S60R lying around...would these fit? What are the diffferences between the S60R lines and those for an S70? Are the fittings the same?<p>4) What lines are you guys running?<p>Thanks for the help!<br>
 

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Re: Questions for those with BBK's... (gdogg16)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdogg16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes the stock line will fit, go with the S70 braided lines. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>They will work but .... there just to short IMO <p>Get they S60R stainless lines from IPD , there just slightly longer and give you just a bit more lenight and fit better. <p>I have the S60R lines front and rear in my wagon . <p>I have acutally two sets of front lines for my Front and Rear BBK
 

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Re: Questions for those with BBK's... (Chilled Man)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>They will work but .... there just to short IMO <p>Get they S60R stainless lines from IPD , there just slightly longer and give you just a bit more lenight and fit better. <p>I have the S60R lines front and rear in my wagon . <p>I have acutally two sets of front lines for my Front and Rear BBK </TD></TR></TABLE><br>4 years no issues.
 

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very suprised , I wouldnt do it on my car.
 

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Cool...I guess that S60R set that I have lying around will actually come in handy!<p>Thanks for the input!<p>
 

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Re: Questions for those with BBK's... (gdogg16)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdogg16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes the stock line will fit, go with the S70 braided lines. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Greg: My experience with this upgrade is consistent with "Chilled;" the IPD SS lines were taut at full lock. I was very skeptical about this - what would happen to the line if I hit a large bump or pothole at full lock? I ended up having custom SS lines made while my car was still on the dealer's rack (true story) and these are 1.5" longer for the front and 1" shorter for the rear.<p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/need11at47/BrakeLines6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The issue here is that the mounting point for the brake line on the Porsche caliper is not in the same place as the stock caliper. It's lower on the caliper. I would not recommend using the stock lines and I would not recommend using any SS line that is equal in length to the stock line. Perhaps I'm too cautious. You're still my hero. Regards,<p> -Wm.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by [email protected] at 2:21 PM 6-4-2009</i>
 

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Re: Questions for those with BBK's... ([email protected])

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Greg: My experience with this upgrade is consistent with "Chilled;" the IPD SS lines were taut at full lock. I was very skeptical about this - what would happen to the line if I hit a large bump or pothole at full lock. I ended up having custom SS lines made while my car was still on the dealer's rack (true story) and these are 1.5" longer for the front and 1" shorter for the rear.<p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/need11at47/BrakeLines6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The issue here is that the mounting point for the brake line on the Porsche caliper is not in the same place as the stock caliper. It's lower on the caliper. I would not recommend using the stock lines and I would not recommend using any SS line that is equal in length to the stock line. Perhaps I'm too cautious. You're still my hero. Regards,<p> -Wm.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>IIRC, I have the EST lines, so that may be the difference. Like I said, 4 years, no issues.<p>Edit:: I remember where I got my lines now, they were from a group buy Tomtbone did on VS years ago and were custom made by a shop up Mass, IIRC. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by gdogg16 at 11:30 AM 5-30-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">very suprised , I wouldnt do it on my car. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Justin showing discretion towards safety? Long gone are the days of low grade hardware spaced with 10nuts holding the rear suspension together? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> This is a momentous occasion! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdogg16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Justin showing discretion towards safety? Long gone are the days of low grade hardware spaced with 10nuts holding the rear suspension together? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> This is a momentous occasion! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL <p>I was waiting for that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Little bit off topic.. Will this setup fit into Comets? I'm running 302 mm and wondering if I have enough clearance for bigger brakes.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Little bit off topic.. Will this setup fit into Comets? I'm running 302 mm and wondering if I have enough clearance for bigger brakes.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My understanding is that Comets will accomodate a BBK (in diameter) but you'd need to run spacers to achieve enough clearance between the back of the wheel's spokes and the face of the caliper. I could be wrong. -Wm.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My understanding is that Comets will accomodate a BBK (in diameter) but you'd need to run spacers to achieve enough clearance between the back of the wheel's spokes and the face of the caliper. I could be wrong. -Wm.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are correct sir <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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