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Old 03-06-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question Ebay intercooler hoses?

Saw these on ebay, not a bad deal. The seller says they're made from the same mold as the Samco hoses, but not by Samco. Not sure how many ply silicone is used. What do you guys think? Is any intercooler hose the same?

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Old 03-06-2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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yea, I saw that recently too. Anyone had any experience for that? I want to know as well.
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:22 AM   #3
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:32 PM   #4
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:18 AM   #5
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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I will admit that when I decide on a mod, I shop for the best price on a NAME BRAND part. Then, I try to partronize the vendors and part suppliers that have reputations for service, quality, and technical know-how.
Having said that, I suppose that there are good deals on e-bay, but in the end, you usually get what you pay for.
BTW, not all intercooler hoses are alike. There have been serious fitment issues in the past, even with "name brands". That's why it's a good idea to do the research, and buy from a vendor who stands behind his offerings. Saving $40 on a mod going on a $25,000 car could turn out to be a bad deal.
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Old 03-13-2004, 01:40 AM   #7
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i was looking at these hoses too but didnt buy yet .. actually it kinda sucks for me because i have a hyperflow topmount and only need the real non-performance hoses (the BOV and the IC>TB connector) and dont want to spend a lot .. Id say those two are hard to get wrong but the Y piece is easier to mess up .. curious to see if the black hose on ebay is a similar black/shineyness as PERRIN or SAMCO hoses
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Old 03-19-2004, 11:28 AM   #8
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i was looking at these hoses too but didnt buy yet .. actually it kinda sucks for me because i have a hyperflow topmount and only need the real non-performance hoses (the BOV and the IC>TB connector) and dont want to spend a lot .. Id say those two are hard to get wrong but the Y piece is easier to mess up .. curious to see if the black hose on ebay is a similar black/shineyness as PERRIN or SAMCO hoses
Why are you worried about those? Those are normally not the ones that have the problems of cracking and breaking.
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:16 PM   #9
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im not worried.
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Is there any real difference between Perrin and Samco hoses (aside from Perrins costing more)?
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Perrins are 5 ply, Samco are 3-ply. If you look at Vishnu's site, you'll see that they make a big deal out of the flash inside the Samco hose. The Perrins that I bought have very little flash, and it was easily removed with an EXACTO knife. The Perrins also come with clamps; I'm not sure about the Samcos.
Are Perrins worth more? Probably not. I'd say the Samco outsells Perrin 10 to 1, and people seem satisfied.
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Samco's have flash, but it's easily trimmed with an exacto knife. Just make sure you don't put a hole in the hose wall when cleaning it up though. [exacto blads cut through silicone like butter...]

Either way, i like my samco y-pipe. Uses all the stock clamps, a little extra power, and you can hear the turbo spooling up better.

($125 from Oakos Automotive btw...)
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Samco is $120.00 Shipped from Subydude!!!!!!!!!!!!
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checkout unabombers intercooler hose FAQ for info on manufacturer differences etc .. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=449190
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checkout unabombers intercooler hose FAQ for info on manufacturer differences etc .. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=449190
there goes the question which branded hoses you should use. all of which, "no known or a 1-2hp difference" and of course the ply construction.

anyway, I have the Samco I/C hose and I didnt see any 'flash' inside. Maybe because I just bought it 6 months ago and Samco were able to address that issue. If that was an issue, ever.

Yesterday, I decided to buy a Radiator hose and able to find the OBX Racing brand. $60.00 shipping included via eBay as opposed to Samco's $120.00 and Perrin's $150.00.

We'll see what happens

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there goes the question which branded hoses you should use. all of which, "no known or a 1-2hp difference" and of course the ply construction.

anyway, I have the Samco I/C hose and I didnt see any 'flash' inside. Maybe because I just bought it 6 months ago and Samco were able to address that issue. If that was an issue, ever.

Yesterday, I decided to buy a Radiator hose and able to find the OBX Racing brand. $60.00 shipping included via eBay as opposed to Samco's $120.00 and Perrin's $150.00.

We'll see what happens

So whats the story on the OBX stuff?
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I was looking at OBX radiator hoses. Just because a hose doesn't have Samco, Perrin, or other "well marketed" brand printed on it, does not mean its crud. Marketing is what sells, not product. When the product fails, then we have something to talk about. So the question is, has on OBX silicone product failed on a Subaru application. Has the color faded, have the plys delaminated, has a hose melted under intended use, did it not fit properly? These are the questions I need answered. these OBX silicone hoses are being used all over on WRX's. You may not see a lot of threads started that praise them, but what is there really to praise about a hose (other than the inlet hose which incorperated different desgins....I like th Perrin)? One thing you can bet on for sure: if there was a failure, someone would be mad enough to post about it. I'm not saying OX hoses are on par with the popular brands, I'm just wanting to see proof that they are not....and believe me, I'm looking before I buy.

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I guess this is some proof...at least proof enough for me not to buy the radiator hoses. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...light=obx+hose

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