Thread: Rideplate Installation
09-08-2008, 10:43 PM #1
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.
09-09-2008, 03:09 AM #2
09-09-2008, 09:14 AM #3
if you just broke the plastic fittings, you could just replace them...
your nozzle shipped yesterday....
09-09-2008, 11:19 AM #4
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!
09-09-2008, 11:30 AM #5
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.
09-09-2008, 12:12 PM #6
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..
09-09-2008, 12:18 PM #7
09-09-2008, 06:27 PM #8
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.
09-09-2008, 06:51 PM #9
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What kind ride plate are you putting on?
09-09-2008, 08:44 PM #10
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