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    Brake duct hoses?

    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?
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkD
    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?
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkD
    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?
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    I buy such stuff from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty www.aircraftspruce.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinecone
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