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advise on stainless steel braide fuel lines

jmdz06

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so is there some particular reason these aren't everywhere? are they safe/reliable? would they be a viable solution to fuel delivery after an IC install?
 
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A lot of people go with the lighter/ just as strong fabric braided lines, because they are much more inexpensive. If you wanted to go with all braided lines; MSD makes adapters to run braided lines to each induvidual injector, but you would need a distribution manifold, and an outboard fuel regulator. A set-up like that could run as high as $600, and it wouldn't guarantee even fuel distribution.
 

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i'm not talking about completely re-doing everything, i just want an cheap alternative to the clamped rubber hose after an IC install
 

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As of now, there is no "cheap" alternative. :(

You can get the PRJ rails for the tune of $400(?) or you can wait and see how Ron's rails work out. If you need something now, the PRJs are your only dependable alternative.
 
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Well, why didn't you say so?
If you are anywhere near a Farm & Fleet, go to the farmer's supplies stuff. They have a section of hydraulic fittings and hoses there. The hoses are all preterminated to lengths of 12-24-or 36", and all fittings are machine-crimped. You can use them for gas, and will hold up to 1500psi. Generally it's under $5 a hose. You'll need to flare the ends of the cut off tube (flaring tool about 8-12 bucks). and fittings (generally 2-3 bucks each) to adapt the fittings to the tubes. You'll still have problems with the stock rail hold downs on an IC install, and the regulator bracket needs to be bent to clear also.
If you want to use hard line, autozone carries inverted flare fittings, so you can flare the rail ends, and some hard brake line to mate up. The inverted flares are brass, and are designed to hold up to brake lines, so they can hold the pressure. However, you should hard mount the inlets to the top of the SC if you can to limit movement if you do this.
 

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Just out of curiosity, were did you find the braided 5/15-3/8 line. PRJ has the rails on B/O an I want to run this thing once more to do the propane thing and check my 02 again.
 

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