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    air intake hose this suitable?

    http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p4...duct_info.html

    having trouble finding good hose here in uk.
    the hose i used to use in my cars i doubt would work on ski.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p4...duct_info.html

    having trouble finding good hose here in uk.
    the hose i used to use in my cars i doubt would work on ski.
    From the picture provided, it looks like it takes a hard 90 degree turn, making me believe that it is too flexible, and COULD cause cavitation/inplode with the force of the Supercharger.

    The description says it is a "fabric" ...I don't like it!

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    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/produc...code=GLO025BLK

    what about this?i can always use 90deg silicon hose round the engine then use hose on the straight.
    does kano flex have a hard bend i pressume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/produc...code=GLO025BLK

    what about this?i can always use 90deg silicon hose round the engine then use hose on the straight.
    does kano flex have a hard bend i pressume?
    Says it is for low pressure...not sure what that means for the 4-tec air intake

    The kanflex...imagine a rubber hose reimforced with a wire. You can make that rubber hose make a tight 90, but it will buckle/crease on itself. The kanflex CAN make a tight turn, but the tighter the turn, the more the inside-turn wall buckles inward, reducing air flow. To date, Kanaflex is the way to go. There have been a lot of research on this, and the Kanaflex seems to be the best.

    I have thought of using SS tubing with rubber (siliconeintakes.com) bends. I haven't don it yet, but I am satisfied with the Kanaflex, so I am not in a hurry to do it. --jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeconsult View Post
    Says it is for low pressure...not sure what that means for the 4-tec air intake

    The kanflex...imagine a rubber hose reimforced with a wire. You can make that rubber hose make a tight 90, but it will buckle/crease on itself. The kanflex CAN make a tight turn, but the tighter the turn, the more the inside-turn wall buckles inward, reducing air flow. To date, Kanaflex is the way to go. There have been a lot of research on this, and the Kanaflex seems to be the best.

    I have thought of using SS tubing with rubber (siliconeintakes.com) bends. I haven't don it yet, but I am satisfied with the Kanaflex, so I am not in a hurry to do it. --jeremy

    ah i see what you mean with the bends.
    oh well maybe il find summit suitable.thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    ah i see what you mean with the bends.
    oh well maybe il find summit suitable.thanks
    Yeah, but it is more about durability than the bends. As "Danny" has said in the "Kanflex hose suppliers" thread in the sticky section, the Kanaflex is the best (to date) for our situation.

    Read this:
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71434

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeconsult View Post
    Yeah, but it is more about durability than the bends. As "Danny" has said in the "Kanflex hose suppliers" thread in the sticky section, the Kanaflex is the best (to date) for our situation.

    Read this:
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71434
    id rather get kanoflex hands down as ive read all posts regarding it....but finding a company to ship 4 metres to uk is hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    id rather get kanoflex hands down as ive read all posts regarding it....but finding a company to ship 4 metres to uk is hard.
    Have it shipped to me, then I can ship it to you. Or anyone else here. Just an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeconsult View Post
    Have it shipped to me, then I can ship it to you. Or anyone else here. Just an idea.
    i never though of that mate.thats always an option.thanks for the offer

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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    i never though of that mate.thats always an option.thanks for the offer
    Baba, Jeremy is correct! Here's another thread that discusses the install of the Kanaflex and all the parts needed & pictures, read posts 13&14 for current documents:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8

    The Kanaflex is the best due to temperature ratings, durability, and flexibilty. You need 7 feet per pwc. Other parts needed are in the document, plus bilge pump and strainer install.

    Cheers

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