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2010-08-31 05:53:14
#1
Metal pipe radiator hose?
I have seen these for other cars and thought the idea was at least worth suggesting. I know there are silicone hoses, but they all leak slowly and would eventually need replaced.

Something like this
2010-09-02 01:15:01
#2
These are a nice idea and seeing this made me also think of possibly stainless steel coolant pipes with capable ports in them for coolant feed / return. They would clean up the engine bay a lot because the coolant pipes on our motors are pretty old and can end up looking nasty.
2010-09-02 02:00:21
#3
Ive never had a problem with silicone hoses..
2010-09-02 07:19:04
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Originally Posted by TheRealNighthog
Ive never had a problem with silicone hoses..


Me neither.
2010-09-02 07:20:07
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Silicone Radiator Hoses: Not for the Street > MotoIQ > Magazine Articles
2010-09-02 07:36:52
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are you tracking your car??
2010-09-02 17:21:02
#7
unless your car is putting out so much hp the it blows the hoses. this is unnecessary and will attract more heat to your coolant.
2010-09-02 23:58:54
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nismosigma I like that idea of adding ports too

Originally Posted by vqman
are you tracking your car??


No it is a street car for the time being. What are your thoughts on the subject? Bad Idea?

Originally Posted by SE-R2FAST
unless your car is putting out so much hp the it blows the hoses. this is unnecessary and will attract more heat to your coolant.


I don't see how HP effects pressure inside of the coolant hoses. I have had rubber hose warp/split and leak. Metal pipe wouldn't do that.

I think you could be right about attracting more heat, but I bet it would work the other way and help with cooling in some minuscule amount. There is a lot of air flow to the coolant hoses on FWD SR powered cars.

Maybe just more as a bling piece?
2010-09-03 00:06:08
#9
Originally Posted by jere
No it is a street car for the time being. What are your thoughts on the subject? Bad Idea?
well judging by that article, the benefits are really only for track cars.. for a street car, OE rubber hoses seem to be the best bet IMO..
2010-09-04 23:51:12
#10
jere most high hp/track cars run warmer and hotter then your regular na's. remember coolant builds pressure the hotter it gets. liquids to gas. A quality rubber hoses or silicone hoses work fine for our kind of cars and last along time. as far is this product goes its not a bad idea to have it made. if the demand is there im pretty sure it will be made.
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