04-11-2012, 08:46 AM #1
T-Bolt Clamps - What's the true Hollywood story?
I was looking at swapping out my stock hose clamps on the intake / intercooler / sc / exhaust for some T-Bolt clamps from siliconeintakes.com (http://www.siliconeintakes.com/produ...085b6a0e3dccd1) as they won't "chew" into the rubber and actually have a wider clamping band but was reading other members not being a fan? Could anybody elaborate?
04-11-2012, 08:55 AM #2
I like them. they hold well. My only issue with them is that I bought some on eBay and the bolt (not the clamp) rusted.
04-11-2012, 09:00 AM #3
They are definitely easier on the hoses. The only drawback I can see is the sizes have to be closer to what is actually needed. You can't just keep cranking on them to make them smaller.
04-11-2012, 09:00 AM #4
I was having a problem with the hose coming off the SC. Tried Tbolt and it would I not hold either. I put a new hose on and it has not blown off since. It could have been the new hose but the worm clamp is working fine.
JMO, but I say if you are not having issues with them coming off leave the ones that are there.
04-11-2012, 10:02 AM #5
Anybody have a sliconeintakes shopping list for sizes? I'm assuming all clamps needed will need the 2.5" ( Actual clamping ability is 2.60" to 2.91"), can anybody confirm this? I'm coming up with 6 clamps needed for my T-X
(2) SC to IC
(2) IC To TB
(2) Waterbox to Resonator / straight pipe
04-11-2012, 11:03 AM #6
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- South Florida
A friend of mine turned me on to the European Clamps AWAB. Best clamps I have ever used. Changed every one in both of my ski's to AWAB clamps..
Found them at speciality hardwhere store or a marine store.
04-11-2012, 11:34 AM #7
04-12-2012, 02:25 AM #8
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
- Melbourne - Australia
if your blowing off hoses, get some thinners and clean any oil off the insides of the hose where it contacts the throttle body or cooler/what have you and do the same to the other mating surface, get it perfectly clean and no oil/grease etc push on and tighten up.
04-12-2012, 02:31 AM #9
04-12-2012, 02:43 AM #10
Anyone know where to get the constant tension clamps? Think they are Tial.
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