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Old 09-24-2017, 06:38 PM
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I agree with everything John said but I want to add this:
There is a learning curve involved with bending brake line and using an inverted flaring tool.

If you're the type that sets his car on fire while doing an oil change, let a mechanic do this job. It requires patience, some skill and common sense.

The type of brake line you buy makes a huge difference in the quality of tools needed to do a proper job. I suggest using CUNIFER (copper/nickel/iron) brake line for two reasons. It doesn't rust and it bends and flares like butter. The cost is higher but well worth it AND inexpensive (Harbor Freight) flaring tools work just fine.

After making two or three 'test' flares, you should be a pro. I did a video about this... CLICK HERE
Many of our members have proved, you can do this job. Think ahead and have patience. If you start making mistakes, quit. Come back after taking a break when you're relaxed.

My wife's 2010 Escape came with rear drum brakes. They work just fine.
Brake kits are 'bolt-on' so they are pretty straight forward. The only 'custom' work required is the brake line and your initial booster adjustments.

Hope this helps. - Dave
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