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Old 31 Aug 2004, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Goodridge Brake Hoses

Not been happy with the brakes on the STi, for Brembo's I though they were cack!
So I invested in some Goodridge braided jobbies, they came today, so guess what I've been doing this evening?
That didn't take much guess work did it!
Now the brakes are nice and sharp, may be coincedence that the bleeding of the system helped a bit, but my experience of Goodridge hoses on bikes tells me its more than just a good bleed.

Simple to fit took about 2 1/2 hours total.

Got mine from Sooby mania www.scoobymania.co.uk or 0115 9859555 cost 44.00 +p&p

Tools needed:
10mm brake spanner (overgrown ring spanner with a groove cut in) Dont try and undo the connection from the copper pipping with out as you will round it off and you are up POO creek big style! a couple of quid from halfords.
11mm spanner for bleeding the brakes.
12mm spanner for the banjo connections and front pipe mounting point.
1- 1.5 litres of brake fluid (of the type specified for your car).
A tray to ctch the old fluid that will seep out when the connections are broken, and a watering can to dilute the fluid that will run out.
Someone else to help bleed each caliper or one of them Gunson easy bleeds from halfords- 14.00. Only problem here was the caps supplied with it dont fit the 03 sti master cylinder as it is a bayonnet fitting type, but a couple of phone calls and Scott lowe from scotts Automotive sourced me one as with the pressurised gunson system I would have to drill the cap, have a spare now.

If the brake fluid hasn't been chenged for a while, buy another litre or two and flush the system out.

Everyone wants more power, but don't forget tht you will need to stop it too!



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Old 31 Aug 2004, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice one Buzz, thanks for the info.... I hop you see a difference... Your not the first one to speak bad about the brembos - ive heard a few people comment now, and not only from the scoob community,,,
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Think I am going to be much happier with them now Gareth, for a car with this sort of power they did seem poor, not much to pay for such a big improvement.


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Old 31 Aug 2004, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Glad to hear you are pleased with the Hoses mate

I really couldn't believe the difference they made whenI had them fitted. Top instructions there too
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Old 01 Sep 2004, 05:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments there nelson, try to help peeps out as much as possible.

If there was just one mod I would recommend then this has to be it, its not difficult to do yourself, or wouldnt cost a fortune to have it done by a pro.

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Thanks for the info Buzz.... want to up-rate my brakes, when we saved enough... Goodridge hoses will be on the list... thank you.
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Old 01 Sep 2004, 08:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No probs nobby, the brakes on my 02 were really good (put you through the screen almost) so my guess is on the stock (think you have wrx) with the goodridges added the brakes should be pretty awesome!

Forgot to mention that the 44.00 was minus Vat :shock: but thats not much, my bill was 75 but that included a litre of Dot 5.1 fluid and the p&p +vat.


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Cheers Buzz still excellent value..
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Old 16 Sep 2004, 04:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great brake lines...
run them on my street and rally car

even when the brakes were ON FIRE...
the hoses worked and fluid did not overheat

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Old 24 Sep 2004, 04:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My Goodridge hoses arrived yesterday. I got mine from ASPerformance, includng 2 bottles of 5.1 fluid for 68 inv vat and delivery.

Just waiting to get it booked into the garage for fitting.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 09:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That sounds like a good price Mark
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 09:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I fitted some Goodridge hoses to my car around a month ago and was very surprised at the difference they made in getting rid of that mushy pedal feel. Definately a good modification to carry out for a relatively small price.
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