January 15, 2016
This is my first time installing steel-braided brake lines on any vehicle, so I didn t know what to expect in driving and performance. I expected to feel a change in pedal feel, but was initially disappointed since I didn t feel much of a difference. The Si s brakes were already tight and did not experience significant fade or have a mushy feel to begin with. Also, I had recently flushed the brake fluid in the system.
However, after a week of driving and pushing the car, I am very impressed with the product. I have been surprised on various occasions with the quick response to brake input. The pedal still travels smoothly and feels the same unless I stand on the brakes, in which case there is a more solid response near the end of the pedal travel. The greatest improvement is the brake response itself. They engage sooner and there is a more linear response to input.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for an easy, low-cost, bolt-on brake performance upgrade. The product is of high quality and includes all required materials in the box. Items were sufficiently packaged and segregated to minimize shipping damage. Everything fit as necessary and I did not need make modifications to fit this in my car. And of course, kudos to the Tire Rack for excellent packaging and delivery.