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Old 06-21-2004, 08:51   #1 (permalink)
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Braided Hoses

hi, i was just wondering what ppl use for braided hoses. i used one of the kits from marlows/autopro/supercheap and while it looked good when it was new, it now looks pretty average. the shine has gone and the braid is going green. on top of that the ends dont fit properly and have either dropped away from the clamps or have fallen off altogether.

does anyone know what kind of kits they use on the cars in all the magazines? i'm after something better quality and preferably the type with round end fittings as opposed the crappy hex ends.

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Old 06-21-2004, 14:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Braided Hoses

you can go to a hydraulic shop, they will make new hoses to suit with anodised ends and teflon braded hoses... what state do you live in?

the other thing is that kinda work is going to cost you, hence why you can go and buy a sleeve kit from the autoshops
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Re: Braided Hoses

You have the "crappy" braid sleeves that go over your existing hoses. I wouldn't even bother with them...........almost treading into rice burner territory!!

The proper stainless steel braided hose (earls, russell, aeroquip) costs big $$$. They have specific anodized fittings that secure over the ends that again cost $$$. Not the dodgy jubilee clips that go under the FAKE hex sleeve kits. Don't confuse the two. The proper ones are really good. Here's a link to have a look.

http://www.magnumforceracing.com/earls_hoseends.asp

What bits on your car did you want to do properly?

Look up Enzed in the white pages, they sell heaps of the proper things, and will give you some advice. There's one in Osborne Park. Shop around at some of the performance shops for some good deals.
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Old 06-25-2004, 20:37   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Braided Hoses

vpw in victoria lists the entire range of proper fittings and hoses on they're website.
so you can work out what you need and how much it'll cost (heaps). I think they stock speedflow equipment. All AN fittings are measured in dash sizes so you'll need to find out about that to know what size you need, -02, -04 ,-06 ,-08.............,-26.
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