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Old 09-14-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a good product or good way to make custom radiator hoses. I need to do some tricky bends and am not sure what to use. I am thinking of going to the junkyard and just buying a bunch of random ones and piecing it all together with clamps?? Any better ideas?
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Does anyone know of a good product or good way to make custom radiator hoses. I need to do some tricky bends and am not sure what to use. I am thinking of going to the junkyard and just buying a bunch of random ones and piecing it all together with clamps?? Any better ideas?
advance auto's got some universal radiator flex hose that they sell..any diameter yo need and a pretty good selection of lenghts..not too expensive either
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That's what a few people on the forum use. It works good when you're routing IC piping.
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What length are people running on the flex radiator hoses?
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Expensive but its an awesome product:
http://www.siliconhoses.com/content....022M&cat=0022M
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I ended up buying some at Kragen's. They have a pretty good selection and were only $9.99 and 16.99.
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Expensive but its an awesome product:
http://www.siliconhoses.com/content....022M&cat=0022M
Those hoses look really nice,I will consider those when the time comes for new hoses.
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<$20 at napa, for cheap universal solution.

1 1/4" x 20"

part number is in my "i blew my engine" thread.
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Those hoses look really nice,I will consider those when the time comes for new hoses.
Stuff is amazing, you can actually tie it into a knot and it doesn't collapse.

I'm trying to get Pegasus Auto Racing to start carrying it (we are their silicon supplier), in the hopes to increase the size of our production runs so as to bring the production costs down...
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Use a hanger, get the shape go to napa or some supplier and find a piece that will work.
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Non-silicone (aka black radiator hose with flex) version at pep boys is ~$10 in varying lengths from 11" and up.
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Stuff is amazing, you can actually tie it into a knot and it doesn't collapse.

I'm trying to get Pegasus Auto Racing to start carrying it (we are their silicon supplier), in the hopes to increase the size of our production runs so as to bring the production costs down...
woot woot... for you...bring prices down for all to enjoy the nice products
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Stuff is amazing, you can actually tie it into a knot and it doesn't collapse.

I'm trying to get Pegasus Auto Racing to start carrying it (we are their silicon supplier), in the hopes to increase the size of our production runs so as to bring the production costs down...
It looks like it's really heavy duty stuff.

Do they have a size that will replace the heater hoses?
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We make:
16, 19, 25, 28, 30, 32, 35 and 38mm I.D. only... not sure of the size of the heater hoses.
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<$20 at napa, for cheap universal solution.

1 1/4" x 20"

part number is in my "i blew my engine" thread.
$11.xx at my local NAPA. Installed mine last weekend when I saw my new -10AN drain line was going to interfere with the OEM lower radiator hose. Fits like it was meant to be. Also allows me more room to get at the charge pipe coupler hose clamps.
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Gates Vulco-Flex hose - made in the USA !
Used it for my coolant re-route, works really well.
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