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Couplers

Posted by eclipse420ags, May 13, 2012

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  1. eclipse420ags

    eclipse420ags Proven Member

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    Any one ever tried ebay couplers? Just wonderin there cheap but idk if there reliable.:hmm: Thanks for the input.
     
  2. ed1380

    ed1380 Supporting VIP

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    I'm using an eBay 2.75-2.5" 45 degree coupler for my tb. Feels good and pliable. I got it from ebay because siliconeintakes was out of stock. I'm also using eBay t-bolt clamps. Everything tested to 20psi no problems and eventually ill bump it up to 30
     

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  3. knochgoon24

    knochgoon24 DSM Wiseman

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    I'd go with ones SiliconeIntakes.com if you want cheap ones. The eBay couplers I got were alright, but the clamps at siliconeintakes are much better. And since I usually order clamps with couplers, I save on the shipping getting them from one place.
     

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  4. 007jimmy

    007jimmy Proven Member

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    Its not so much "ebay" couplers. All you need is a decent ply silicon coupler. You want to stay away from the rubber ones as they swell, crack and dryrot in our hot engine bays. I feel that if it doesnt say silicon in the description, i wouldnt buy it.
     

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  5. red_devil

    red_devil Proven Member

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    Stay away from ebay clamps though, they break real easy.
     

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  6. smokestack

    smokestack Proven Member

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    I suggest your local hardware store or home depot. They usually stock plenty of clamps for as low as 80cent each or even variety packs.
     

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  7. bryanwheat

    bryanwheat DSM Wiseman

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    I run the rubber reinforced coolant tubing from oreilly. It is like 18 bucks a foot which makes 4 good couplers. IT is a lot stronger than the silicone couplers and last's longer. You can also get all kinds of couplers from rockauto.com .
     
  8. knochgoon24

    knochgoon24 DSM Wiseman

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    T-bolt clamps hold much better than worm clamps. There's a certain point where you have to make the switch.
     

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  9. eclipse420ags

    eclipse420ags Proven Member

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    Ok I was wonderin I saw a coupler 3 ply I think for 9 bucks compared to extreme psi's 20 somethin. Oh and just got some t bolt clamps off ebay 2.59 a piece so ill see how they work they look good.
     
  10. knochgoon24

    knochgoon24 DSM Wiseman

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    If they have the gold colored bolt part, that will eventually rust. The band may be stainless, but the bolt part isn't. After breaking a few of those that came with a universal piping kit that I bought, I threw them all away and bought ones that are really fully stainless.
     

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  11. eclipse420ags

    eclipse420ags Proven Member

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    I ended up going with mishimoto couplers they were suprisingly cheap.
     
  12. boosteddsm98

    boosteddsm98 Probationary Member

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    i run the ebay couplers and are holding fine at 20 psi. You just need to make sure that they are re-enforced. But as far as the t bolts go, i agree with everyone else they are much cheaper and break real easy. So you should be fine with just the couplers now that you have good clamps.
     

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