Originally Posted by flatland964
... I also (attempted to upgrade) the clutch line (to Spiegler). However, the line that they sent wouldn't properly mount to the clutch slave because the fitting on their line was wider than on the stock line, and didn't leave enough threads left to torque the bolt.
I wonder if they shipped yours with the wrong fitting. Many have used the Spiegler clutch hose with no issue other than the one noted by me... the bend requires that you kick it out some so that the banjo does not contact the gear case.
You are correct, the Spiegler clutch hose (unlike the oem rubber brake hoses) is no better than oem, just considerably less $$. Reasons to replace the oem clutch hose are: i) lower banjo has rusted ii) hose has been contaminated internally from gear oil leaking past the input shaft rear seal iii) 2" over fits better