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1996 328ti
05-06-2006, 04:48 PM
Just had RRT/BW brake ducts installed.
I want to pick up some extra hoses.
Anywhere in Maryland? or just take a ride over to RRT?

SharkD
05-07-2006, 01:12 PM
Lately, I've been using the orange hose from www.RacerPartsWholesale.com -- it's a little more flexible than the hose that BimmerWorld (and presumably RRT, since they're the same kit) sells. With the original hose, I repeatedly had the ducts popping off at about 75% of steering input limit; with the new stuff, I can go lock to lock.

1996 328ti
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
I repeatedly had the ducts popping off at about 75% of steering input limit; with the new stuff, I can go lock to lock.That's good to know. I haven't driven with the flange to rotor hoses yet. I was planning on installing them and driving around locally to get an idea of what I can and can not do. I'll pick up the orange hoses since I wanted spares with me anyway. did you cut them the same size as the original ones or made them a little longer? Don't forget, I have an E36 and don't know how it compares underneat to an E30.

Edit: So it's the 3" stuff, right?

SharkD
05-07-2006, 09:36 PM
Yeah, the 3" stuff.

I just kind of generously eyeballed it and then trimmed as needed. (My E30 was missing almost every single piece of plastic in and around the wheel wells, so I just have a hose directly from the duct to the backing plate.

1996 328ti
05-07-2006, 09:44 PM
Yeah, the 3" stuff.

I just kind of generously eyeballed it and then trimmed as needed. (My E30 was missing almost every single piece of plastic in and around the wheel wells, so I just have a hose directly from the duct to the backing plate.I placed an order tonight. Unless the car is on a lift it might be tough to eye ball it.

Hey Vic, you free one night next week?:biggrin:

Pinecone
05-08-2006, 07:21 PM
I buy such stuff from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty www.aircraftspruce.com

They have a race car parts catalog.

SharkD
05-08-2006, 10:43 PM
I buy such stuff from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty www.aircraftspruce.com

They have a race car parts catalog.

Mmmmmm.... bulk carbon fiber (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/cm/carbonfiber.html) :icon_drib