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Aluminum upper radiator pipe

Posted by crazyquik22023, Feb 12, 2011

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  1. crazyquik22023

    crazyquik22023 Proven Member

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    I've searched and can't really find anyone who has it. Does anyone have one or know anybody that makes an aluminum upper radiator hose/pipe? I can make one myself but i was just curious if there is any on the market or not. I'm looking for one pretty much just to make my engine bay look cleaner and to get rid of the rubber upper radiator hose that is like a half an inch away from my manifold.
     

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  2. 2slow4utsi

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    I know someone on tuners has that done I just can't remember who. You can either do that or a stainless steel line.
     
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    Check the parts store for braided hose in the dress up kits. Piping won't be flexible enough to seal up, plus the piping will bust the top of the radiator when the engine rocks forward.
     
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    That is why you use 2-3" Silicone Couplers. I see a lot of high torque drag cars running aluminum up radiator pipes with couplers. '

    You of course need to use the correct kind of coupler. Oreilly's sells the stuff I use by the foot. I think they call it stick hose or something.

    Rather rigid but flexible 200+ psi stuff similar to what they use for fire fighting hose.
     

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  5. crazyquik22023

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    I don't want to use stainless steel line and I'm talking about using a pipe with 2 couplers w/ t bolt clamps. People do it on supra's all of the time such as this
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  6. GsXdSmKingGsX

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    There are at LEAST 10+ people I know that have this. Ill text one real quick
     
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  7. crazyquik22023

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    cool let me know i searched briefly i couldn't find anyone on here that has done it even though I'm sure at least 1 person on here has...
     

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  8. 97gstjosh

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    Just made one for my buddys 2g.. Looks awesome, if you know someone that is handy with fabbing things up have them look at it.. gonna use 2 1.5" couplers that are 4" long on each side. I know they use to sell on ebay and I know ETS and JMFab make them for Evos not sure about dsms. Check them out :thumb:
     

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    shudnt be too hard to make just too many couplers and clamps for me
     
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    3000gt's have upper and lower kits for the hard coolant pipes. they are nice but have drawbacks.

    hot as sin all the time
    cant squeeze to burp coolant system
    cant feel if cool due to bad tstat.
    no wiggle to move anything around near them

    They are easy to make one if you really want. Take out your stock hose and bring it to an exhaust shop and they can bend a piece of stainless for you for a couple of bucks.
     
  11. crazyquik22023

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    ya i know they r easy to make i would have no problem doing it myself i just was curious if there were any on the market or not for dsm's
     

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    SS :hellyeah:
     

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    Nice that looks pretty good.
     

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    Sorry I forgot about this thread completely.

    Every one of my buddies bought them on Ebay.
     
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    I can probably mark this thread as solved... what I'm going to end up doing is buy a 2ft long piece of stainless steel pipe and some couplers and just take the pipe to my buddies exhaust shop and bend the pipe.. Do you have a link to any of them on ebay I searched there and couldn't find any...
     

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    Ill keep an eye out for you and PM you if any pop up.
     
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    Ok sounds good, thanks man!
     

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