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

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Thread: Cooling lines

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    JFizzleJR's Avatar
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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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    Plainfield, IL
    Regular heater hose. I would think the bare hose would allow the clamp to dig in better.

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    Feb 2008
    venice fl.
    heater hose.

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    Eric Ocman's Avatar
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    Cataula, Georgia, United States
    That crap starts peeling off anyways!

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    2010 RXT-X zone 5's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    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

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

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