Anyone used braided Goodridge brake hoses?

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by snotty, Jul 1, 2020 at 12:39 AM.

  1. As at some point I've got to redo my brakes and bleed the whole lot: anyone used the braided Goodridge hoses? What's your pedal feel like?
  2. No.
    Hard and metal with a square bit of rubber on it.
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  3. Well, fat load of help you are ;)...
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  4. Not done them for the van yet, but I've made my own for other cars and, to be honest, I'm not sure that I can tell the difference. But then again, I've never done a proper back to back test without changing a load of other stuff. :thinking:
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  5. I fitted braided Goodridge hoses about 10 years ago; the pedal is well ‘ard.:thumbsup: But I’ve never driven a bus with standard hoses.:)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  6. Yes I have good ridges (ha ha autocorrect!) pedal feels more positive but tbh that could be the new callipers having an effect also.
  7. Fitted them to my cortina,
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  8. Fitted 'em to ours. Pedal is lovely and firm! (Hose has been connected to a brake caliper since taking this pic :D).
  9. Lovely and firm!?!?!? Well, is this the kind of language I can expect on TLB from now on? My daughter reads this forum, you should all be ashamed of yourselves! :eek:
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  10. I see the photos on Tlb are still coming out sideways
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  11. They're on the Bug, my pedal is lovely and firm too ;)
  12. .. looks like it turned into a lada?
  13. They're not on my bus, my pedal is lovely and firm too.
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  14. Unservoed work well, but with quite a soft pedal, no matter how well you bleed them, which I suspect is the hoses.

    As I've got to bleed the whole lot, might as try the Goodridges.
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  15. Mine too :thumbsup:
  16. He's trying to confuse us!
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  17. Yes and nice.. but connector to hard line about 5mm too short so need to bend bracket or extend hard line...

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  18. I might be changing the lines anyway. Where did you get your Goodridges from? Assume everyone sells the same set.
  19. They are really are not difficult to make yourself to whatever length you want. The only drawback is the cut ends of the braiding are a bit sharp when you are assembling them. You can also get them in a discrete black cover if you want to look more OEM.
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  20. Have you seen his Austin Powers gearbox?!

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