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2wheels4me
10-04-2012, 08:32 AM
I am considering the Competizione Stainless Brake Lines for my 500 Sport. I have modded my motorcycles with stainless lines, and, as expected, it made quite a difference in a more direct and connected feel. With the 500, I'd have to say that the brakes actually feel pretty good, but knowing what they have done on the bikes, I am often thinking that it could get a bit better (and add yet more red to the underside, of course). The runs of flexible hose are pretty darn short, as most of the plumbing is hard lines already. They are relatively inexpensive, so that is good. I haven't seen much if any feedback on the forum. I have seen some feedback on full brake kits, which at the moment I don't think I would do. So, anyone, have you installed these, and was the feel noticably improved?
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Robert Nixon
10-04-2012, 12:40 PM
Those red brake lines look nice!

Pinecone
10-08-2012, 08:28 AM
SS brake lines are on my list. I have them on all my other cars.

WMWFiat
10-08-2012, 10:54 PM
You should also check out our brake line kits, we have them in red or clear
http://www.waymotorworks.com/wmw-brake-lines-for-fiat-500-abarth.html

Stainless lines are a very cost effective way to improve the feel of the brakes. They just take the flex out of the system, also add some good Motul fluid.

Abarth67
10-09-2012, 09:03 AM
WMWFiat as great brake line kits. I have a set from there and the quality is top notch.

MADNESSLuckyJay
11-06-2012, 04:51 PM
I am considering the Competizione Stainless Brake Lines for my 500 Sport. I have modded my motorcycles with stainless lines, and, as expected, it made quite a difference in a more direct and connected feel. With the 500, I'd have to say that the brakes actually feel pretty good, but knowing what they have done on the bikes, I am often thinking that it could get a bit better (and add yet more red to the underside, of course). The runs of flexible hose are pretty darn short, as most of the plumbing is hard lines already. They are relatively inexpensive, so that is good. I haven't seen much if any feedback on the forum. I have seen some feedback on full brake kits, which at the moment I don't think I would do. So, anyone, have you installed these, and was the feel noticably improved?
3686

I couldn't agree with you more 2wheels! I've built many bikes in my time and always used stainless lines, it is rather odd that hardly any car people think of using them! They work so well and you can really feel the difference. We carry these lines if you are looking for a source!

http://silaconcepts.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_40_49&product_id=64

and the red ones!
http://500madness.com/500madness/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=42_68&product_id=599

Racerflash
11-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the info! Do the same lines fit both the regular and Abarth models?

Jjm4life
11-06-2012, 07:39 PM
ss lines, better fluid, better pads and lighter rotors are almost always a better option than a big brake kit imo. seen some drastic improvement it braking in previous cars from that combo. the lines are definitely worth it.

WMWFiat
11-06-2012, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the info! Do the same lines fit both the regular and Abarth models?

Yes our SS brake line kits (http://www.waymotorworks.com/wmw-brake-lines-for-fiat-500-abarth.html) fit both 500 and Abarths.

2wheels4me
11-07-2012, 10:49 AM
I am having a set put on Saturday; we'll see. Perhaps I will have the fluid upgraded as well.

trevc
11-07-2012, 11:22 AM
Interested as I have spent most of my life in IT and only recently getting into the automotive world as a hobby.
What is the best way to change out the brake lines and fluid? What equipment?
I already have a Mytivac 7201 for oil changes. Does this adapter work well and is it worth the money (I have two cars I need to change the brake fluid on)
http://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7205-Evacuator-Bleeding-Accessory/dp/B000M6035O

Thanks!

MADNESSLuckyJay
11-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the info! Do the same lines fit both the regular and Abarth models?

Yep! will fit both

Jjm4life
11-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Interested as I have spent most of my life in IT and only recently getting into the automotive world as a hobby.
What is the best way to change out the brake lines and fluid? What equipment?
I already have a Mytivac 7201 for oil changes. Does this adapter work well and is it worth the money (I have two cars I need to change the brake fluid on)
http://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7205-Evacuator-Bleeding-Accessory/dp/B000M6035O

Thanks!

if youre gonna DIY it, yes bleeding the brakes is a big park of the process, so a brake bleeder is a nice tool to have. any air in the lines will be a big issue. case in point: i had a shop do the lines on an evo years ago.. notoriously a tough car to bleed lines on due to the brake design. long story short, took 4 attempts to get the brakes bled, each time realizing they weren't done quite yet as i ran the stop sign at the end of their street

Racerflash
11-08-2012, 12:08 AM
Not sure is these are available for the 500 yet, but I loved the self bleeding valve screws I installed on my RX7. They replace the regular bleed screw on the calipers. You simply loosen them slightly and then it's a one man (or woman) job to just slowly pump the brake pedal. They have a inside spring and ball valve that let's the fluid out and no air in. I used to change all my fluid just using these bleed screws!

- Flash

Racerflash
11-08-2012, 12:13 AM
Their website does show a figment for Fiat. http://www.speedbleeder.com/

MADNESSLuckyJay
11-08-2012, 02:08 PM
Not sure is these are available for the 500 yet, but I loved the self bleeding valve screws I installed on my RX7. They replace the regular bleed screw on the calipers. You simply loosen them slightly and then it's a one man (or woman) job to just slowly pump the brake pedal. They have a inside spring and ball valve that let's the fluid out and no air in. I used to change all my fluid just using these bleed screws!

- Flash

I know Russell Performance makes "Speed Bleeder" I haven't checked with them to see if they have one for the FIAT 500 yet, but it'd be worth a look

Pinecone
11-09-2012, 10:42 AM
ss lines, better fluid, better pads and lighter rotors are almost always a better option than a big brake kit imo. seen some drastic improvement it braking in previous cars from that combo. the lines are definitely worth it.

Yeap.

Better fluid is only needed if you start having fluid problems (boiling the fluid). I have to run Castrol SRF and do extra cool down on my E46 M3. On track, any fluid is fine, it is heat soak after coming off the track that causes problems. BTW, yes I tried Motul RBF 600 and it boiled also. :)