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    My Piranha IC fix

    When I got my Piranha IC I noticed the areas where the air hoses attach are small. Recently i upgraded to the riva S3 SC. Now the hose started to blow off the IC.

    Here is my fix to that problem. I got some 3/4" wide aluminum flat stock. I bent it around some 2.5" pipe to make a pair of rings. I then JB welded them to the IC. I think i could have done a better job glueing. Idealy the rings should have been welded on but this will do also. Now there is enough room for the clamps.

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    This pic is the problem hose area(prior to fix)


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    Hoops what is your feeling on this TRULY WORKING looks like a good idea. I am wondering about DURABILITY as i JUST RECEIVED my First of Two Pirahna coolers that i had coming for my 2006/2007 Rxp's. did u pry and prod these to see if they seem like they will STAY WITHOUT CRACKING THE JB WELD AND LEAKING AIR THERE! let me know at your convenience how this goes over Bro. thanks and good work!

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    I have t-clamps on mine with a S3 S/C and it has never budged. Make sure both surfaces are cleaned with windex prior to installation.

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    Steve u mean the T-clamps that come with the Pirahna unit???? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP Steve View Post
    I have t-clamps on mine with a S3 S/C and it has never budged. Make sure both surfaces are cleaned with windex prior to installation.
    ...and it helps if you install those two hoses before putting the ic in the ski. Especially the throttle body hose. You can easily tighten them up and they won't budge.

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    thanks guys for the advice!!!!! MUCH APPRECIATED!

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    I think if your worried about the duribility of the JB Weld i would just have a welder weld them on. Then no worries about craking or bost leaks.

    I tried cleaning the two sufaces before clamping. still came off. Maybe i got the really short one.

    I think the piranha t-bolt clamps are not the best but better than worn drive clamps. I probably could clamp it better with it out of the ski but it would suck to go through all that work for it to come off again.

    As far as the JB Weld goes. NOt all the clamp pressure is on that part. THose are only extension to help keep the clamp/hose on.

    I'll let you guy know how it works

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    What is the thickness of the inlet/outlet ports? You may be able to sell (without cracking) the ends if they are thin enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsRXT View Post
    When I got my Piranha IC I noticed the areas where the air hoses attach are small. Recently i upgraded to the riva S3 SC. Now the hose started to blow off the IC.

    Here is my fix to that problem. I got some 3/4" wide aluminum flat stock. I bent it around some 2.5" pipe to make a pair of rings. I then JB welded them to the IC. I think i could have done a better job glueing. Idealy the rings should have been welded on but this will do also. Now there is enough room for the clamps.

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    This pic is the problem hose area(prior to fix)
    I had the same deal,.....sent an email to Piranha and was told by them and others "it should be fine". I still don't agree when the clamp is actually wider than the clamping surface. Hey Piranha, maybe you should add about a half inch, huh? I think we pay enough for these dontacha think?

    Hoops, please let me know if your solution works, I may have mine welded on,......but this is a great idea.

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    Hoops, I can't view your pics from this PC, but feel from what you've described that you should be concerned with chunks of JB Weld breaking free and going into the engine.

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