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Old 03-19-2016, 04:53 AM   #1
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Coolant Line Clamps

Does anyone have a suggestion on some better looking clamps. These are just plain ugly not to mention I'v caught my hand on them more than once while cleaning and that has a tendency to hurt.
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Well you could always loosen and spin them down so you don't get a boo-boo on your finger. 😂


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The upside of those and why they are used is they don't back off in use and introduce leaks, plus they are quick to install on the assembly line. Worm clamps, unless fuel-line rated and non-pierced, cut hoses and cause problems, plus being slow to install and still back off in use.

There is a reason they are used and I'd not change them to satisfy an aesthetic. You could put a little piece of clear tubing over the ends to prevent the incipient H&S problem with cut fingers you are encountering.
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you can find them in black which will hide the appearance. I will say 99% of the people don't see them.
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These are what my supercharger kit came with (several different sizes) to modify the coolant lines, which look cleaner than those factory tension clamps IMO:

Oetiker Stepless Clamp 15/32": Bevco Inc.

You need a tool that can crimp them down though, and once they're on, there is no taking them off, which could be both good and bad.
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^^those work, but I hate them both for the fact they need a special tool but difficulty in removing them
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Stepless clamps also cut hoses, especially when people don't use the right tool to install them or overcrush them. As well, you are stuck if one fails roadside, which also happens, especially when not installed correctly. They beat worm clamps though, any day...anything does.
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Those Oetiker clamps look nice. Sounds they could be like a pain in the a$$. Think I'll stick with the stock ones. Appreciate your comments on this so I didn't do something dumb.
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