jrg77
jrg77 New Reader
6/9/10 12:03 p.m.

Trying to find some for my '05 Corolla Xrs with no luck. Does this mean measuring the hoses and getting generic ones? Are their special ends that I have to know about? And what makes a brake line D.O.T. legal/illegal?

procainestart
procainestart Dork
6/9/10 12:23 p.m.

Try Goodridge:

http://www.goodridge.net/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?mpe_id=29001&catalogId=10551&categoryId=32018&evtype=CpgnClick&intv_id=30500&identifier=RES_MSPORT&langId=-1&top=N&storeId=64&ddkey=http:ClickInfo

If they don't have a set for your particular car, then they make all the parts to set you up.

You might also try Pegasus Racing -- it's been awhile since I've been to their site, but I seem to recall that they make custom lines, too.

Finally, if you can find out the fitting types/sizes for the brakelines and brakes, then you should be able to find a similarly equipped car for which pre-made lines are available.

foxtrapper
foxtrapper SuperDork
6/9/10 2:17 p.m.

Take the hoses off and visit a local hydraulic shop. They can fab up exactly what you need.

benzbaron
benzbaron HalfDork
6/9/10 2:33 p.m.

I got ones for the mercedes from paragon performance.

cloud81918
cloud81918 New Reader
6/9/10 3:00 p.m.

The Corolla XRS was a fairly rare model, it missing from parts listings isn't a surprise. Many people don't know it exists. I would guess that a Matrix XRS would have the same hoses, those should be easy to find. I would bet that they would be the same lines as a regular Corolla of Matrix. I would be shocked if Toyota ran different hard lines, and the banjo fitting on the caliper side should be be rather generic.

Finding a bolt-on solution would be much better than having them custom made.

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
6/9/10 7:28 p.m.

I got Goodridge lines for the Supra. They make quality stuff.

porksboy
porksboy Dork
6/9/10 7:51 p.m.
foxtrapper wrote: Take the hoses off and visit a local hydraulic shop. They can fab up exactly what you need.

+1. I did this for my Spitfire and the entire set of four cost me $60.00 including tax and pressure testing. (gotta love cash).

The DOT aproved ones will have a kind of stress reliever thingy on the ends that is supposed to keep the line from breaking from the stress of letting the calipre hang from the line while replacing pads or rotors.

Marty!
Marty! Dork
6/9/10 8:13 p.m.

http://thmotorsports.com/rotora/rotora_stainless_steel_brake_lines/l44126/i-92202.aspx?googlebase=L.44126-05-2006

This site shows front lines for the Vibe/Corola/Matrix all being the same fitment - no matter the sub-model.

Rotora # Front L.44126, Rear L.44417

oldopelguy
oldopelguy Dork
6/9/10 8:16 p.m.

Actually, the DOT doesn't actually "approve" anything. All they do is set specifications, and even the cheapest of the braided lines meet the pressure specs.

The better ones (read more expensive) have clear tubing over the outside of the braid to keep road dirt from working into the braid and abrading the inner teflon tubing. With a race car, getting frequent inspections, not having that covering is no big deal. On a daily driver you might get away with self-vulcanizing rubber tape or possibly applying your own heat shrink.

When I need weird lines for the Opels I got to one of the race shops, like this one and look up the -AN adapter for each end of the lines I have. Then I usually use the part number from there to order the adapters from Summit or Speedway. Then all I need from then on is universal -AN lines, which are available all over the place.

Marty!
Marty! Dork
6/9/10 8:21 p.m.

A little browsing on Rock Auto also confirms that all models (base/XRS/GT) of the Matrix/Corolla/Vibe used the same front caliper numbers, so this would lead me to think that all the lines are the same too. This will allow you to expand your search to those vehicles also.

Woody
Woody SuperDork
6/10/10 9:08 a.m.

Take some measurements and get them from Pegasus Racing.

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