SS hoses server one purpose IMHO, in conditions where the hoses are exposed to the high potential of failure due to physical damage (rock climbing, racing, etc.) and should not be employed in street type conditions. 1) Visual damage/failure cannot be seen, 2) replacement is required typically on a 5 year basis because of this.
As far as pedal pressure, any good high quality hose (as compared to the oem units up through the early 90's) will have almost as much rigidity to expansion as the SS hoses do..... simply upgrading the fluid will do amazing things!
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