Rogue Engineering is proud to offer our braided stainless steel line that replaces the rubber hydraulic hose that connects from the clutch slave cylinder to the clutch master. Over time, the rubber hose can swell and deform under the pressure affecting pedal feel. Our stainless line ensures consistent pedal feel and performance.
What makes our clutch line unique? A few features separate ours from the standard OEM rubber line:
- All lines produced in the USA, in our Upper Saddle River, NJ facility.
- Teflon® core, surrounded by a braided stainless steel line, covered with an abrasion-resistant plastic jacket. Stainless steel lines without a plastic jacket do not meet DOT requirements.
- Our lines also have the DOT-required printed "dashes" on the jacket. Brake lines without these "dashes" do NOT meet DOT approval, regardless of having a plastic jacket. These "dashes" are used to show if a line is bulging or expanding, indicating replacement is necessary.
- All lines 100% pressure tested to 3000psi (207 Bar).
- Compatible with all brake fluids.
- Suitable for street or extreme racing.
- Rogue Engineering lines have tractability, a DOT requirement. We are a registered manufacturer with the DOT.
While upgrading to this stainless steel line, removing the factory "lock valve" (aka clutch delay valve, CDV) will improve overall clutch engagement and pedal feel. This restrictor valve, found inline of the stock clutch line, slows the fluid movement causing a delayed reaction of the clutch assembly.
Stainless Steel Clutch Line Inequality
When we set out to create our stainless steel clutch lines, we wanted to duplicate the factory dimensions as closely as possible. By doing this, we can produce a product that not only fits like factory, but also has the performance advantages of a stainless steel line. The pictures below show our attention to details.
In the picture above, we compare our SS-CLU-04 line with a factory BMW OEM line. We've replicated the complex bend of the hard line while also having the benefits of the stainless steel line. Our two piece assembly allows us to construct and pressure test the hose, while the hard line section replicates the factory specifications.
One of our competitors have a very different view on the same topic. Instead of replicating the factory hard line bend, they attach a small, bent fitting and adapter. As you would imagine, fit is nowhere near like the factory line.
Coincidentally, our SS-CLU-05 line uses a completely different hard line to replicate the factory OEM high pressure hose. This particular competitor decides that their one and only hose with a bent fitting is good enough.
Make sure the line you're getting replicates the factory line before you take your car apart. How frustrating would it be to disassemble the clutch hydraulic system only find out the replacement line did not fit?
The Rogue Engineering Stainless Steel Clutch line uses a fitting crimp system very similar to the factory crimp. This ensures a strong, leak-free joint at the fitting to the hose for long lasting performance.
Our line is available in a few different configurations, with more being added.
Model # SS-CLU-01
- 1992-1999 E36 3 Series - 328i/328is, 323is (not for 325)
- 1995-1999 E36 M3 (3.0 and 3.2 liter, US Spec)
- 1993-1995 E34 5 Series - V8 models, 530i & 540i
Model # SS-CLU-02
- 1999-2005 E46 3 Series (all) including 323i, 323Ci, 325i, 325xi, 325Ci, 328i, 328Ci, 330i, 330xi, 330Ci
- 2001-2006 E46 M3 (manual transmission only, no SMG)
- 2006-2008 E86 MZ4 Coupe/Roadster
- 2004-2009 X3 SAV including X3 2.5, X3 3.0
Model # SS-CLU-03
Model # SS-CLU-04
- 1988 E28 M5 Sedan
- 1987-1989 E24 M6 Coupe
- 1984-1991 E30 318i, 318is, 318ic, 325e, 325es, 325i, 325ic, 325is, 325ix, M3
Model # SS-CLU-05
- 1992-1999 E36 3 Series - 325i, 325is, 318i, 318is, 318ti
- 1997-2000 E36/8 Z3 - 1.9, 2.5
- 1998-2002 E36/8 Z3 2.8, MZ3 Coupe/Roadster (including S52/S54)