Parts that I purchased to change my existing reroute to silicone hoses:
- SILICONE RADIATOR HOSE For HONDA CIVIC TypeR EK EG B16A B18C B20B 92-00 Black (eBay
- Aluminium Hose Joiner Short Pipe Silicone 32mm 1.25" (eBay
- BOLT HOSE CLAMP T BOLT ZINC PLATED 40-43mm, 1-9/16" - 1-11/16" NEW
Parts that I already had:
- Lightweight Alloy Aluminium Tube Pipe 500mm Long Straight Polished Intercooler A (eBay
* this pipe is too long and ships from UK. It worked in my case but barely. An ideal size would be a little bit shorter (like 450mm or even less). Its a nice piece but if you can get a 32mm pipe cut and bead-rolled locally - do that instead.
The hose kit itself is obviously the most important piece. I just picked a random hose kit that LOOKED like it would work and was cheap yet quality-looking. Also black. Other hose kits will definitely work. Also, in my setup the radiator-reroute connection is a straight hose, due to my Trackspeed radiator. In normal reroutes you would need an additional S shaped hose to route to the radiator.
The most important thing is that everything is 1.25" or 32mm
This is what my old reroute looks like next to the hose kit out of the box
I had to take off the rear water neck because it's just so tight in there it's impossible to do anything (TWSH). New gaskets are FelPro fancypants gaskets.
The hose kit is quality, appearts to be 4 layer
This is how I cut and joined the hoses for the rear piece. This is the most important part. You want the hoses to form a 90* but straight from the reroute outlet it needs to bend so to not hit the firewall. align, measure, cut, align, measure, cut. Cut using a box knife.
The other piece of the hose is just a short straight, thanks to Trackspeed radiator. Most people would need an S hose there.
This is how it looks installed. The t-bolt clamps I used are great, but more difficult to install. You can use normal worm drive clamps but MAKE SURE THEY ARE MADE FOR SOFT TUBING (most clamps arent)
The clamp are very difficult to install and you can see how tight everything is. The Kia waterneck outlet also feels a tiny bit larger than 1.25" so that hose and clamp are VERY tight. This was the most difficult part.
Heres how it snakes between firewall, clutch line, fuel line and intake manifold. As you can see it doesn't touch anything. This is how I like my hoses. No touching.
And finally, an overall view. I added one support loop where the pipe is attached to the intake manifold. It doesn't leak a drop and looks good!