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Radiator hose relocation... what did you guys use?

The lower rad hose on my car is just resting on the crossover pipe, and i'd like to reshape it a little. I was just curious as to what some of you have done.

I had it wrapped in heat resistant wrap and that has helped, but it's still slightly deformed.

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I know zero about turbos, but I do have a weird route between my radiator and water pump and I went with a flexible hose. I can't remember the brand, but its made out of a metal material that stiff but still really flexible, best thing is that it stays right where you put and it looks really good too. I got mine from good ol' ebay, it was 30inches and only like 25 bucks brand new.. Maybe an option for ya


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How long have you been using that? I've seen those types before, and have wondered if they seal very well since it looks like ribbed metal, lol.

If it's gonna be that easy then I'm set for the track in a week

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Im adding a new 2 core aluminum radiator from a local shop for $200, I had them change the upper outlet to an 1 1/2" from the 1 1/4" and have it come out on a 45 degree angle to shoot over the top of the turbo. Should know if this works out in a few days!
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Well unfortunitly I just put it on my car last weekend and im about a week away from starting it up. So im not sure right now. But it does seem that it should seal fine, the ends that it has are rubber so I think it will be fine. How it works is that on the ribed metal tubing, is it fits inside of the rubber coupler and it will go half way through the coupler then bottom out. Hose clamp it and its done, then hook it up to the radiator like any other one. So to me I think it should be totally fine, but no real time experience yet

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That sounds like a pretty good setup. I found a hose from jegs, from Gates call Green Stripe flexible hose.

Looks like the same type you have just instead of metal it's a harder rubber. Will probably go buy some this weekend and give it a try.

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do what i did, just make one out if tubing.
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heres mine...i used the vortech pipe


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I have seen guys use some old vacume cleaner hose. The real old ones with the metal pipe.
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I just went and bought some short pieces of pipe the same I.D. as the lower radiator hose....cut and shortened the hose(use the pipe to splice) to give me plenty of clearance from the crossover. I was also thinking of doing what blwn347 did.



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I used braided line to route the lower hose and I have also used the ribbed hoses. They worked well also. I actually have 2 pieces if interested
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I know zero about turbos, but I do have a weird route between my radiator and water pump and I went with a flexible hose. I can't remember the brand, but its made out of a metal material that stiff but still really flexible, best thing is that it stays right where you put and it looks really good too. I got mine from good ol' ebay, it was 30inches and only like 25 bucks brand new.. Maybe an option for ya
Same here.

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