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Are these brake lines worth $50 more?

I'm doing the brakes on my '85 GT and was was wondering what the difference is between the braided line kits from Maximum Motorsports (P/N MMBK1P) for $121.50 and Russell set for $75.99 outside of the fact the MM ones cost $50 more? Are they worth $50 more or should I just go with the Russell ones?

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http://www.jegs.com/i/Russell/799/693010/10002/-1

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I bought the MM upgrade kit for my 93lx. New pads, shoes, and thge stainless lines. Man it was a night and day difference.

Get the whole kit you won't be disappointed.


Cheaper than VHT and works great.
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I'd be perfectly happy with the Russell ones.

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I'm doing the brakes on my '85 GT...
You probably know this but neither of those kits will work for a stock '85 GT.

Those kits are designed for the '87-'93 V8 brakes.

If you have done the brake upgrade to the '87-'93 V8 brakes then I would use the Russell kit.

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FWIW, I bought a Russell set for my 66 years ago. Could not install as the fronts were the wrong size on the caliper side. Never checked it out, but I believe the set was for drum brakes and their catalog only showed one listing for my application. Other than that, the quality seemed fine.

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I have russels on my cobra set up with no probelms. They are very nicely made.

93gt vert 5 lug-cobra brakes steeda/mm susp. 306 tfs tw trk heats steeda 18 cam gt40-3550
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You probably know this but neither of those kits will work for a stock '85 GT.

Those kits are designed for the '87-'93 V8 brakes.

If you have done the brake upgrade to the '87-'93 V8 brakes then I would use the Russell kit.

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Yes I am aware that neither of the kits fit a stock '85. I have '87-'93 5.0 front spindles and an 8.8 rear.
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I've got a set of Russels for my '89. I will be finally putting some new pads on the car after 20 years (I'm the original owner) and I figured I should put a better line on the car and this is what was recommended to me. I think you'll probably be ok with the Russels on your car.

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I have the MM stainless brake lines and i absolutely love them. They are very well made. I haven't ever tried the Russel lines so I can't compare. I was deciding between the same two choices also and chose the MM pieces. I can't remember why.

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I have used Goodridge in the past with good results.

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I have Russel lines up front (bought from a fellow Corraller), and ones from Classic Tube on the rears. CT's are DOT certified, if this matters to you, and CT was VERY helpful in the transaction.

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I have the Russell lines and I've had nary a complaint about them.

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