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Wiggins clamps.. Talk me out of them.

Posted by b00st3d, Jun 14, 2018

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  1. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    I really think I'm going to pony up the dough and put 4 wiggins clamps on my IC piping. I will have to do a 3" to 3.5" reducer on the throttle body and a 2.5" to 3" reducer at the turbo that way all 4 clamps are 3".
     

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  2. bettfootball

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    They are badass, can I talk you IN to them?
     

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  3. brian9397gsx

    brian9397gsx Proven Member

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    No one will talk you out of them, the next set of pipes I make for my car will have them. They are spendy even the knock off ones but they kick ass.
     
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  4. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    I’ve seen them break, and I haven’t blown a coupler and worm clamp at 45psi.
     

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  5. ishnish

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    Not worth the money in my opinion.
     

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  6. Archer Fabrications

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    if you are set on clam shell style the LPS fab alphaloc clamps are badass
     

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  7. b00st3d

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    Show car.
     

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  8. Boomdeeze

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    I bought a similar one (Vanjen) and it holds well. I changed to that clamp on the outlet on the VRSF FMIC as the coupler didn't sit well enough for me. The Vibrant/Wiggins clamps work and look great.
     
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  9. Vegas smith

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    Seems like a lot of time and money for virtually no benefit.
     

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  10. Archer Fabrications

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    The benefit is they have 5 degrees axial flex, are quick to remove, and look nice.... and hold boost well. Won’t tear or wear like a coupler..

    It’s not really a lot of time to weld them on especially if you are already fabbing new ic pipes.

    Cost is marginally more then a quality 4 ply coupler and 2 quality stainless T bolt clamps

    Couplers and T bolt clamps can be up to 30$ give or take each (hump couplers) and when you multiply 30 by 3 for each joint, you would be close to if not more then a Vanjen or clamshell/wiggins setup which all have varying costs. It all depends on the level of quality you want on your build.
     
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    I'm not afraid to ebay to test them out.
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  12. lasthope05

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    I hear they cut the sh** out of you and clamp itself likes to break.
     
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    https://www.amsperformance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Worm_Gear_Clamp.pdf
     

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    You mean these?
     

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    I'd go with a Hargett clamp vs a Wiggins style any day of the week if I was looking at quick release clamps.
     
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    I’m for these.. and will be using them myself over the vibrant vanjen @donniekak A6A7E4D7-D0E0-4C79-BF28-20205FA274D7.png
     

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    My issue with all of them is they you’re rigidly connecting the engine to something mounted to the frame (intercooler).
    If you have a race car with solid mounts (including subframe bushings) it’s fine. Anything else and you can have issues.
     

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  19. Archer Fabrications

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    They arent ridgid though they have movement for that reason but yes I assume they are Intended for race cars LOL
     

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    I just have a self-imposed rule to not “upgrade” parts that work. If I had an issue keeping couplers on I would look for a solution. Right now these clamps are a solution looking for a problem.
     

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    I agree. For me, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The "coolness" is how I can see these being tempting. But, realistically, it's just ridiculous spending that kind of money on some clamps. Many won't admit it, but even they know deep down they're getting it for the "coolness" factor.
     

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    http://www.breezehoseclamps.com/breeze/constant-torque/

    heavy duty, constant tension worm clamp. held 50psi so far. also held a nitrous backfire that blew a coupler into shreds.

    alphaloc look sweet and have had good reviews. lots of documented vibrant issues. wouldn't trust the cheap ebay at all
     

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    Tony, I think they are a waste of money.
     

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  24. brian9397gsx

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    Well after seeing the consensus on these I've changed my opinion also. I've never liked t bolt clamps and have always been using regular hose clamps. I like the constant tension clamps but like others have said its probably a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
     
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    It's certainly mostly about the cool factor. I want to wow people when they look at the work that I have put into my car. Not only do I want it to be fast, I want it to look cool!
     

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