View Poll Results: hose with SS braid on the outside worth the extra cost?

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    Cooling lines

    Regular black heater hose vs. hose with SS braiding on the outside for $30 more ($3/ft. extra). Is it worth it?

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    Regular heater hose. I would think the bare hose would allow the clamp to dig in better.

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    heater hose.

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    That crap starts peeling off anyways!

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    Braided line is multiple times better than rubber. Its the only thing we use for high performance boat motors for fuel and oil lines. BUT only when you use it with the correct -an full flow fittings. If you are going to use it with hose clamps you are losing a lot of its purpose because you aren't using the entire system. This is what I mean by the full flow fitting http://www.russellperformance.com/mc...nds/main.shtml

    For whats its worth, most times, even on big HP boat motors, we still use rubber lines.

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