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    Rideplate Installation

    I am in the middle of changing out my rideplate and I have a few questions. Can I use regular hose clamps for the two coolant hoses? The clamps that were on it were a PITA to get off. I would hate to reinstall them. There is a ton of silicone on the rideplate that I am working on getting off now. Luckily I am changing out the rideplate with another because I broke both the pipes on the stock rideplate getting it off. Smooth move huh? I am fixing to reinstall the other rideplate and I will wait to hear if I can use regular hose clamps.


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    Why not, i did the same.

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    if you just broke the plastic fittings, you could just replace them...

    your nozzle shipped yesterday....

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    replace with regular hose clamps, I don't trust those stock spring clamps after being on and off a few times as I think they lose there tension
    regular hose clamps make changing rideplate IMO
    definitely replace the plastic fittings you broke!

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    Thanks for the input. I was changing out the whole rideplate with one from Speedfreek. Those factory clamps are a pain. The factory uses a ton of silicone.

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    those clamps are even harder on the rxt, its a long ways back there....I had to cut them off when i changed rideplates....PITA

    I just replaced them with regular hose clamps...10 hours no problems..

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    Quote Originally Posted by waverider View Post
    those clamps are even harder on the rxt, its a long ways back there....I had to cut them off when i changed rideplates....PITA

    I just replaced them with regular hose clamps...10 hours no problems..
    Mine is a RXT, and I has hating life last night. I had to remove my intercooler to get to one of them. I thought it would be easy. That's what I get for thinking.

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    Keep the sealant on the old plate until you reinstall the new ride plate it shows how much and where to install sealant on new ride plate. Small tip. I think works great.

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    What kind ride plate are you putting on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Blue Demon View Post
    What kind ride plate are you putting on?
    I bought one that Speedfreek modded with skegs.

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