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Old 09-17-2015, 11:45 AM   #61
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Oooooohhhhh!!! A new tool I need!!!
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They're like $20 at the harbor of fright, but i don't know that id trust those. I think mine are blue point, much win.
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I am going to go buy a set of those today.

I use the t-bolt clamps with the little sleeve every day in my lab.
I break them at least once a week.

Anecdotes are generally meaningless in the context of material science.
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Every time I hear Blue Point:

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Those look really tasty
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The part where physics go against his anecdotes. That part.
In theory, practice and theory match. In practice, they don't.
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In practice, all those fast high boost race cars use worm clamps
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<p>Peasantry. These are going to be connecting my next intercooler piping build</p><p>Custom Aluminum V-Band Intake Flange</p>
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I love these sleeved worm drive clamps:
Lined Clamps - Ideal Tridon



Even compression across a larger surface, high quality stainless, doesnt chew the hose, and a mfg-specified torque spec.

McMaster sells them 10 for $15 in 301SS
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Even compression across a larger surface


Sometimes the benefit of the shitty worm drive clamps is you can get much higher compression along a small cross section as the hose tries to pull away from the pipe.
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I love these sleeved worm drive clamps:
Lined Clamps - Ideal Tridon



Even compression across a larger surface, high quality stainless, doesnt chew the hose, and a mfg-specified torque spec.

McMaster sells them 10 for $15 in 301SS
thems the ticket.

People who cheese grate your hoses with normal worm clamps, you've got them too tight, if you need them that tight to seal, you're failing at making a joint not failing at clamping it.
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you can get those at zone/reilly under the gates name
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<p>Several people I know absolutely swear by these spring loaded T-bolt things.</p><p><img src="http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/430x139/80-clamps_spring_loaded_tbolt_3a6e8f4fc92dcb67ea77f04 cef1cb9615a30dc14.png" title="" /><br />&nbsp;</p>
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I've haven't used many T-Bolt clamps, but I have had the threads on one of them fail, which made the clamp effectively useless.

I've used a **** ton of worm drive clamps, and I've probably had two of them fail, which made the clamp completely useless.

Mods, please change thread title to: "Worm drive clamps and T-bolt clamps both fail".
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That's why you should just use zip ties!
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Here's a picture of a worm driving:

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My buddy from Japan says American auto parts store gear clamps are all garbage. There's supposedly a measurable difference in quality and thickness of materials in a Japanese gear clamp. If this is true, you are all correct.
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<p>Thats what you get for putting non-jdm parts on your car. Duh.</p>
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I can break worm clamp by looking at them
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<p>Thats what you get for putting non-jdm Chinese parts on your car. Duh.</p>
FTFY.
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