What is a Braided Brake Hose and What are its Benefits?
If you work with trailers or enjoy adapting and improving cars or motorcycles at home or at a garage, it may have been recommended that you look into replacing any rubber brake hoses in your trailers hydraulic systems with stainless steel braided brake hose replacements. But what is a braided brake hose, and how do they improve on typical rubber versions?
Inner hose: PTFE flexible hose
Reinforcement: Stainless steel wire braided layer
Outside: Clear or color PVC/PU protection cover
- Low expansion coefficient
- Aging resistant
- Corrosion resistant
- High and low temperature resistance.
The Braided Brake Hose
Brake hoses are designed to transfer hydraulic fluid from one brake cylinder to another, which allows your input – by way of pushing a pedal or brake lever – to be converted into friction, controlling when and how your brakes engage. These hoses – or tubes – are often made from rubber, which is then sheathed in a type of textile to reinforce it, then inserted into a second layer of rubber. These are then usually connected with longer runs of copper tube. A braided brake hose, on the other hand, is commonly made from either Teflon or PTFE with an outer shell of stainless steel wire.
Why Choose a Braided Brake Hose?
Here are just a few reasons why a Banjo braided brake hose is likely to be a valuable addition to your vehicle’s hydraulic braking system.
Due to the hard-wearing components that go into the creation of a stainless steel braided brake hose, problems such as tube expansion, leaks and other impact or wear-and-tear related damage are far less likely than would be the case should you stick with the rubber alternative. Braided hose lines have less connections / fixings and are also far more corrosion resistant, making them the perfect partner for a system dedicated to transferring hydraulic fluid in all weathers and on a variety of road surfaces. As a result, your vehicle’s performance will be enhanced, and you’ll be able to unreservedly rely on the safety and quality of your braking system.
It’s important to take pride in the appearance of your vehicle, and rubber brake hoses with copper lines do not make a particularly attractive accessory. However, in opting for a stainless steel braided brake hose, you create a look that you can be proud of with durable hose that can easily be feed through chassis rails. No need for sections of copper tube and multiple connection points.
It takes very little time to have a braided brake hose fitted to your vehicle in any garage. One 14mm spanner is all you will need to fit Trailparts braided hose, no tube cutter, flaring tool or fiddly tube nuts required! Additionally, these high performance brake hoses require very little upkeep and maintenance, meaning you’ll be able to save time, money and stress in the long run when opting for this feature.
For more information about the braided brake hose options available, or to ask about other additions and changes you can make to improve the appearance, performance and durability of the braking system of your trailer, simply get in touch with Trailparts today, either by calling 0800 487 245 or making an enquiry on our Contact Page.