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Silicone hoses #1632686
20/05/2019 20:57
20/05/2019 20:57
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Where are you lovely bunch buying your silicone hoses from! I’m looking for both sets (black) air and water.

Last edited by mrc; 20/05/2019 21:15.

Re: Silicone hoses [Re: mrc] #1632704
21/05/2019 12:57
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Re: Silicone hoses [Re: mrc] #1632804
24/05/2019 21:13
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Originally Posted by mrc
Where are you lovely bunch buying your silicone hoses from! I’m looking for both sets (black) air and water.


Orignal poster asked the same question in other thread - Marketplace/Parts wanted, and got multiple replys.
In the end, these are/were recommended (both threads):

WATER:
Flexeo kit - 11 pcs - € 249 inc VAT
Viper performance - 10 pcs - gbp 157 ex VAT
Midlands servicing - 12 pcs - gbp 160 ?? VAT

BOOST / AIR
Flexeo kit - 6 pcs - € 189 inc VAT
Merlin motorsport - Samco 6 pcs - € 193 ex VAT

* Flexeo and Viper also sell only "COHD"
* only Flexeo does inlet "doughnuts - € 59 inc VAT for 5pcs kit."
* only Flexeo does oil hoses kit (2pcs) and sells separately various other hoses."


I'm in the same position as original poster, and it seems Flexeo is the best option.
My questions are:
1. are there any notable differences in quality?
2. how important are differences in number of pieces of water hoses (10 vs. 11 vs. 12)
3. how durable/ permanent are silicone hoses - eg. is CHOD replacement "fit and forget" or should it be replaced in 5 years
4. is there any feedback on longevity regarding color - eg. do RED hoses degrade more due to heating / heat soak of the red colored surfaces?

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Re: Silicone hoses [Re: gturcic20vT] #1632812
25/05/2019 06:53
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Originally Posted by gturcic20vT
Originally Posted by mrc
Where are you lovely bunch buying your silicone hoses from! I’m looking for both sets (black) air and water.


Orignal poster asked the same question in other thread - Marketplace/Parts wanted, and got multiple replys.
In the end, these are/were recommended (both threads):

WATER:
Flexeo kit - 11 pcs - € 249 inc VAT
Viper performance - 10 pcs - gbp 157 ex VAT
Midlands servicing - 12 pcs - gbp 160 ?? VAT

BOOST / AIR
Flexeo kit - 6 pcs - € 189 inc VAT
Merlin motorsport - Samco 6 pcs - € 193 ex VAT

* Flexeo and Viper also sell only "COHD"
* only Flexeo does inlet "doughnuts - € 59 inc VAT for 5pcs kit."
* only Flexeo does oil hoses kit (2pcs) and sells separately various other hoses."


I'm in the same position as original poster, and it seems Flexeo is the best option.
My questions are:
1. are there any notable differences in quality?
2. how important are differences in number of pieces of water hoses (10 vs. 11 vs. 12)
3. how durable/ permanent are silicone hoses - eg. is CHOD replacement "fit and forget" or should it be replaced in 5 years
4. is there any feedback on longevity regarding color - eg. do RED hoses degrade more due to heating / heat soak of the red colored surfaces?

confused










I will try to give some opinion on your questions.

The difference in quality would in my opinion be hard to know as I doubt anyone has bought and used all the different makes of hose.
From my point I have a full set of Booster silicon water hoses. They have been on at least 5 years on my track car. They are still fine. I have had a few of them off the car while doing work and I have inspected them and are all still good.

Nearly all the French coupe owners use Flexeo kit. So that must tell us something.

As far as how many to buy,that's up to you but the more you have has to be a better option.

I have tow or three spare coloured sets of water hoses that sit in my barn and a set get taken as spares for track days. They are sitting about for years not on the car. They are viper I believe.



When I first replaced the original hoses at 45,000 miles there was not much wrong with any of the originals.


When running a coupe like I do on track there is no such thing as fit and forget.

Last edited by magooagain; 25/05/2019 07:04.


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Re: Silicone hoses [Re: mrc] #1632936
29/05/2019 21:09
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Im pretty sure my Dda had the Booster ones and a few of them were fraying and getting weak and the chod burst too.
I think JBT gets some high quality ones, cant rmember the name of them but my Dad got them ones in the end, much better quality.
Speak to JBT


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Re: Silicone hoses [Re: mrc] #1632945
30/05/2019 16:41
30/05/2019 16:41
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Surrey Hills, U.K
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Viper Performance

Do a kit for the Coupe (Kit 074), very good quality and they also do the clips for them too:

viper-performance.co.uk

Think its Edward, who deals with all the orders, can't remember if they do club discount

Sg

Re: Silicone hoses [Re: mrc] #1633043
03/06/2019 13:19
03/06/2019 13:19
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Samco also do a boost hose kit unless they have stopped manufacturing it....



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