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    Default Better brakes on a cub

    Ok, after many years of struggling with the weak brakes I'm ready to upgrade to something better. What are you guys using?

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    What do you have for brakes now? If you still have the old rubber lines I would replace them with SS hose first. AERO has some in stock. AK rubber will make all new SS lines any length you want for a good price. You just have to know what you want for ends. Airframes has the O rings to rebuild the boosters and Caliper for less than a cup of coffee. If you want to completely replace what you have AK Hunt has excellent advice as always.
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    Thanks, I've got the stock brakes that have been rebuilt a couple times and get paid a lot of attention as far as fluid level and bleeding. They've just never worked as well as I'd like and I'm hoping to do something better. I have stainless lines so that's not the problem.

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    Do you have the boosters? The Dakota brakes are really nice from what I have heard. I have a good friend building a cub and just installed them. I am going to be curious how they perform comparatively. If you don't have the boosters I would go that route first before I spent the money on Dakota's.
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    I ended up buying a set of Steve's brakes. Waiting on them to be installed now. I'll report on the results. From what I can tell there's nothing that beats the Dakota's, just thought for the cost Steve's will be adequate for my needs.

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    I have heard good things about those as well. Looking forward to hearing how they work out!
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    Drive in to Birchwood or fly over and go to Airframe's Alaska and talk to Israel. He can show you everything you to see and demo them for you too.

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