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Old 07-08-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default ******* T-Bolt Clamps God damn!

So tightening down a T-Bolt clamp and Oh screw me it bent my ******* IC pipe.... cot damn those bitches are strong... So i tried to beat out the dent best as i could cus it was one of those like V indents into the pipe... sweet god i hope it holds boost.
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aluminum pipe? I've done that.
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aluminum pipe? I've done that.
Steel.... Stripes kit =(
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good lord, i think it was tight enough if you were collapsing steel pipe
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Maybe I should put a warning label on my site about t-clamps
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jeez! I wouldn't expect that!
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wow, those pipes are not thin! what does the coupler look like?!
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wow, those pipes are not thin! what does the coupler look like?!
No cuts, wasnt even bulging. **** the Clamp was a 2.75 - to like 2.89 or whatever and the clamp was like ummm 65-70% tightened then BAM and i was like OH ****... pounded it out the best I could. =(
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I'll remember to use the good ol' left hand for tightening tbolt clamps from now on. That right hand will kill ya, the left one doesn't get any action.
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dude all the more reason to use steel pipes alot more robust for when you wanna run 300+ psi of boost still i hope this doesn't side track you to long.
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dude all the more reason to use steel pipes alot more robust for when you wanna run 300+ psi of boost still i hope this doesn't side track you to long.
He said the pipes were steel.

T-bolt clamps own.
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damn well those clamps are just what i need then sweet.
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