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Old 05-02-2013, 07:35 AM
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Any good auto repair shop can replace steel lines, changing them at home isn't difficult if you are able to deal with stuck rusty bolts and have a way to bleed the brakes. The MB quote is likely for using original prebent steel lines where a general repair shop will use straight sections or make lines from a roll. ( the lines can bent by hand but a $25 tube bender is much cleaner )

The self leveling system might require some trickery / trip to a good hydraulic shop as the ends might not be standard. You might even be able to buy used lines from sunny CA. ( the used brake lines won't be worth shipping however )

Changing brake lines is more labor intensive than parts intensive so I don't see it being over $ 500 at a shop even if they change the rubber brake hoses. ( changing the brake hoses is a good idea if they at all look worn )
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