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Hello one main thing if you are doing your own Flaring make sure you double flare, Its stronger and better and depending on if you are doing all the lines just make sure your reservoir for the brake fluid never runs dry so you don't have to re-bleed the master. also i have found if you are doing all the lines once you are done spray them off with brake clean to get any brake fluid off the lines and spend a couple extra bucks and get some rocker guard and coat the lines to stop them from rusting again

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