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UUC Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Original brake lines are rubber and can expand under the normal pressure of use. This expansion of the brake line negatively affects the brake caliper piston travel, and makes for mushy pedal feedback.

UUC's Stainless Steel Brake lines are used to "performance tune" your braking system.

Inner Teflon line is covered with woven stainless steel braid that will not expand under pressure. The advantages include better brake pedal feedback and a firmer pedal, along with superior brake modulation. Results will be immediate.

    Technical features:
  • fully compliant with DOT Standards (MVSS-1006)
  • lines burst-tested to 6000psi (maximum tested pressure from a BMW braking system is 1200psi)
  • Teflon inner line covered with a woven layer of stainless steel and covered in an abrasion-resistant material (translucent blue plastic covering).
  • plastic end pieces protect assembly, no exposed steel fibers to stick fingers.

Brake Master Cylinders

When you hit the brakes the master cylinder converts the motion from the brake pedal being depressed into hydraulic pressure and sends that hydraulic pressure out for distribution. If your brakes are starting to feel spongy it could be the master cylinder.
Brake Master Cylinder

Grommet - Brake Master Cylinder to Reservoir

Brake Boosters and Parts


Check Valve for Brake Booster Hose

Gasket for Brake Booster Check Valve

Brake Booster Hose (12 X 19 mm)

Brake Proportioning

Power Bleeders

This innovative brake bleeding device utilizes a hand pump to pressurize the brake fluid system for an easy one-person operation. A small gauge on the front of the brake fluid reservoir indicates pressure. The very large reservoir can hold about two quarts of brake fluid - more than enough for most brake flushing and bleeding jobs. The bleeder is a very useful and cost-effective tool to have in your collection. A pressure bleeder is much better than a vacuum-style bleeder because it will not cause bubbles to form in your brake lines. All bleeders come with a full 1 year warranty.

Don't forget to click here to check out our Pelican Technical Article on Bleeding Porsche Brakes.
EUROPEAN POWER BLEEDER - Works on most European cars, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Fiat, Mercedes, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, SAAB, Volkswagen, Volvo, and all other cars with 45mm threaded hydraulic fluid reservoir caps. Comes with everything you need to bleed your hydraulic brake or clutch system.
UNIVERSAL POWER BLEEDER - Works on most import and domestic cars, including most Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru. Also fits all other cars with a round hydraulic fluid reservoir smaller than 3.5 inches across, including most late model GM, FORD, and Chrysler vehicles. Comes with everything you need to bleed your hydraulic brake or clutch system.
BLACK LABEL EUROPEAN POWER BLEEDER - Features a custom-machined aluminum cap and deluxe swivel fitting. Comes with an extra length of high grade poly urethane tubing that won't cloud or crack with exposure to brake fluid. Works on most European cars, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Fiat, Mercedes, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, SAAB, Volkswagen, Volvo, and all other cars with 45mm threaded hydraulic fluid reservoir caps.
BLEEDER BOTTLES - Motive Products' bleeder bottles feature a stainless lanyard to hold the bottle to a suspension component and a return nipple to prevent spills. Sold in sets of 2.
UNIVERSAL ADAPTER KIT - comes with everything you need to convert your European POWER BLEEDER to work on most imported cars, including Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru. Also fits all other cars with a round hydraulic fluid reservoir smaller than 3.5 inches across, including most late model GM, FORD, and Chrysler vehicles.
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