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Anyone ever use Brakequip EZ Bend tubing?


I'm making new tranny lines for the project, so it'll have to be done just before dropping it in, when I get the trans attached to the motor. The old lines are going away with the 350 motor and TH400.

I have steel 5/16 line, and man is the stuff ever hard! I can hardly bend it at all by hand, and the bending tool I have is laughable. I've seen this EZ Bend stuff on line, it's a Copper/Nickel alloy, and is supposed to be super easy to work, yet very durable. It's actual trade name is Cunifer tube. It would sure make this part of a somewhat intricate job so much easier. I mean, I could just run two lengths of steel tube wherever, but that just wouldn't do. 

The company also claims to have a couple of distributors in Burlington for it. This sure sounds like the way to go for this job.

Brakequip EZ Bend

Anyone?

Mark

 



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Anyway, I know, I know guys.... lines are a super mundane subject, but I've since found that the same Alloy of line I originally sought, is available through Carquest. There are more than a few full body offs going on here, so this is something they might consider. And I'd imagine it would be much easier to replace entire lines  "in car" using this stuff over steel.

AGS NiCopp CNC 525.

Bought 25 feet. My counterman John gave me the wholesale price at $55 all in. Says it's all the rage now, and everyone is asking for it instead of steel.

Found out Cunifer stands for CU (Copper) NI (Nickle) FER (Ferrous).

I'll let you know how it is to work with, it should be a breeze.

 



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Been using Copper Nickel brake lines, for over a decade now / just had some put on my '98 Silverado.

- the garage I use, its all they install / sourced from NAPA-UAP

Sold our 2002 Volvo v70 with 297,xxx Km (2 years ago) and the wagon easily passed the safety check.

- it had NiCopp® lines from the Factory, mint lines & never garaged

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5/16" X 25'

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5/16 X 25 Copper/Nickel/Iron Alloy Tubing Use to fabricate 5/16 fuel and transmission lines. When combined with tube nuts and flaring tool, coils are an economical solution for shops that want to build their own lines, custom lengths or non-standard applications. NiCopp® is a nickel-copper alloy brake tubing that meets SAE Standard J1047 and ISO 4038; meeting all international and U.S. requirements for brake tubing. This alloy is approximately 9.2% nickel, 1.4% iron, 0.8% manganese, and 88.6% copper. Under the UNS system, this alloy is designated as UNS C70600. NiCopp® therefore has the strength and structural integrity of steel lines but with the added benefit of being much more corrosion resistant. NiCopp® is also easier to bend and form than steel tubing. Nickel-copper, commonly referred to as 90-10 copper, has been used on several European vehicle brake systems since the 1970s, including: Volvo, Audi, Porsche, and Aston Martin. NiCopp® has been used on hydraulic/fluid transfer systems on vehicles where steel lines and tubing are commonly used. This includes brake, fuel and transmission systems. NiCopp® is considered the super-premium brand in brake lines and should be considered where the underbody of the vehicle is subjected to the harshest environments, where the longest life-span for lines is required, and/or where direct OEM replacement is desired. NiCopp® Does Not Rust or Corrode DOT Approved for Hydraulic Brake Systems Bends 58% Easier than Steel Tubing Available in Coils of 25, 50, and 100

4 REASONS TO USE CUNIFER COPPER NICKEL BRAKE LINE

http://www.brakeconnect.com/4-reasons-to-use-cunifer-copper-nickel-brake-line 
Cunifer or Copper Nickel line is a new way to make brake lines that has actually been around for many years. In fact its first commercial use dates back to the 70s!

In this post Im going to convince you why cunifer copper nickel line is the right choice for ANY vehicle and definitely the easiest replacement available for the shop or shade tree mechanic.


1. Cunifer copper nickel brake line is super flexible.

In fact in most cases you wont even need tools (although having a pair of brake line pliers can make tight bends easier). This is ESSENTIAL when routing complicated line paths from the engine compartment to the rear wheels. If you are thinking of replacing the longer lines to the rear of your vehicle you will be working very hard if you dont use conifer copper nickel brake line.

2. Cunifer copper nickel brake line is corrosion resistant on the outside

The exposed conifer copper nickel brake line is still 88.7% copper. This means that all the road salt and grime you pick up in the winter is ineffective at rusting the outside of the tube. Normal steel brake line is coated in a corrosion resistant material. If this material fades or is scratched the plain steel line underneath is exposed and WILL RUST

3. Cunifer copper nickel brake line is corrosion resistant on the INSIDE

One major thing people dont realize about brake systems is that even DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid will absorb ambient moisture and hold it in suspension. Inside those steel brake lines there is no epoxy or zinc alloy coating to protect your lines. As they rust the material is carried around and collects in the important parts of your brake system.

In contrast conifer copper nickel line is MADE OF 88.7% COPPER. This means that inside and out the protection is the same.

4. Cunifer copper nickel brake line is soft

When it comes time to make brake line fitting connections you will need to flare the end of the tube. If you use a professional tool like our high speed flaring kit this point isnt that important because it works well on any type of tube. However if you have one of the wingnut style readily available cheap tools you are in for a real hard time if you are using steel tube. But not so with conifer copper nickel tube. End forms and flares are easy with such a soft material and you will really enjoy making them instead of cursing.



-- Edited by Beaumont67SD on Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:22:28 PM

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