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Old 02-18-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default 2016 wrx "danzo" fix nesscessary??

I know the 14/15 foresters and 15 wrx have had to replace their clamps but has this been an issue on the 2016 wrx or has subaru addressed it ?
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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I know the 14/15 foresters and 15 wrx have had to replace their clamps but has this been an issue on the 2016 wrx or has subaru addressed it ?
Didn't replace the clamps... but most of mine needed to be tightened, just like my '15 WRX and '14 FXT.

Same clamps used for the exact same application, originally tightened by the same process.

Your decision to figure out what you want, but I prefer to know my clamps are tight and the connections are secure. Subaru didn't purposefully leave them loose, it's the nature of those applications. Therefore, in my opinion, you're not done just checking/tightening them once... these connections are rubber on plastic, and because the clamps are not a constant-tension type they need periodically checked and retightened as necessary.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:27 AM   #3
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wasn't needed on the 2015, not needed on the 2016.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:29 AM   #4
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Is it "necessary"? Probably not, however, when I put on my new charge pipe and BPV, I upgraded to the Breeze clamps. When I first bought the car, I had an intake/boost leak that Cobb helped me track down which was directly related to the factory clamps. I was also not so keen on how they would cut into the tubing. My philosophy was if I was going to pump a few thousand more dollars into the car in performance upgrades, it would be pretty dumb not to include the clamps...SC
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:59 AM   #5
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Is it "necessary"? Probably not, however, when I put on my new charge pipe and BPV, I upgraded to the Breeze clamps. When I first bought the car, I had an intake/boost leak that Cobb helped me track down which was directly related to the factory clamps. I was also not so keen on how they would cut into the tubing. My philosophy was if I was going to pump a few thousand more dollars into the car in performance upgrades, it would be pretty dumb not to include the clamps...SC

That's probably the best reason there to do it. Thanks!
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I still use some of the factory clamps on mine and have no issues at 400 whp.

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Old 02-18-2016, 12:48 PM   #7
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I still use some of the factory clamps on mine and have no issues at 400 whp.

Tony
2nd factory clamps.

Did u know Danoz is actually the son of the owner of Breeze? Take a moment to think about that.
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:57 PM   #8
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If I can find the clamps for cheap, I'll get them, but I'm not paying over $20 for this. Only reason I'd like to do this is so I have a reason to check the factory clamps (which I tightened on day 2 of my ownership about 2 years ago).
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I replaced the clamps on my 15. And as I was doing it, I kept asking myself: why did I just waste 20 bucks. Save yourself the money and a pain in the ars and just tighten your factory clamps. Its rubber on plastic so take it easy. Its best to use a screw driver that takes sockets, rather than a wrench as to not to overtighten.
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Wait, so what are these Danzo clamps and what would go wrong if they were to say break or fall off? And why is this the first time I've heard of this in the past 5 months of skulking around in this forum?
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:19 PM   #11
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Wait, so what are these Danzo clamps and what would go wrong if they were to say break or fall off? And why is this the first time I've heard of this in the past 5 months of skulking around in this forum?
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:41 PM   #12
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I found a kit on ebay with all the clamps. I was just curious if this affected our 2016 my cars. I think I may do it just for peace of mind. If not I have 20 bucks of clamps I'm sure I'll use
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:42 PM   #13
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I still use some of the factory clamps on mine and have no issues at 400 whp.

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400 whp. Nice! Stock block and heads?
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It's not Danzo, it's Danoz... lol.
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I did it and when I went to check on the existing clamps guess what? They were all fastened nice and snug still. It wasn't til I changed to the breeze clamps that I found my first ever boost leak on the throttle body. Not saying it was the clamps but you probably would be fine leaving them as is.
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2nd factory clamps.

Did u know Danoz is actually the son of the owner of Breeze? Take a moment to think about that.
Or the fact he wanted donations for providing this information...
Not sure about your statement though (whether he is at all related to Breeze people...)


Breeze is owned by A.C.McGunnigle Co Inc, in New Jersey
The pres is Ambrose McGunnigle, and they have 5 full time employees.

Danoz is in Sydney Australia, so I'm calling shenanigans on your claim. Not impossible, just highly improbable.



The clamp fix is one of those "If you have $20 to blow, and think it may be an issue in the future, and are willing to spend the time swapping them, go for it" kind of mods for most people.
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Or the fact he wanted donations for providing this information...
Not sure about your statement though (whether he is at all related to Breeze people...)


Breeze is owned by A.C.McGunnigle Co Inc, in New Jersey
The pres is Ambrose McGunnigle, and they have 5 full time employees.

Danoz is in Sydney Australia, so I'm calling shenanigans on your claim. Not impossible, just highly improbable.



The clamp fix is one of those "If you have $20 to blow, and think it may be an issue in the future, and are willing to spend the time swapping them, go for it" kind of mods for most people.
Well ****, if he can blow somke up everyone asses why can't I?
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I'm at max boost(19.1-19.6psi depending on temp) about 10x's every day on way to work. Prob another 5-6 on way home. I haven't had any problems.

*My max psi on readout actually reads 20.2psi, but that is an unusual spike and not typical. Eitherway, no leak issue's...

I do think you may need to tighten up a clamp here or there. To think you can drive 100kmi trouble free is a bit careless.

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Old 02-18-2016, 08:13 PM   #19
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It's not Danzo, it's Danoz... lol.
Haha. You're right. I like danzo better. I say we put it to a vote to officially change it to "Danzo"
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I was experiencing symptoms of a minor leak at 9k. All of mine needed about a full turn to be tight. The bypass valve hose needed the most tightening. Switched to breeze clamps when I went to ethanol, didn't want to risk a boost leak and haven't looked back.
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I was experiencing symptoms of a minor leak at 9k. All of mine needed about a full turn to be tight. The bypass valve hose needed the most tightening. Switched to breeze clamps when I went to ethanol, didn't want to risk a boost leak and haven't looked back.

Your car is a 2016?
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:56 AM   #22
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No. It will void your warranty forever, including any other Subaru's you purchase. They will put you on a blacklist.
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No. It will void your warranty forever, including any other Subaru's you purchase. They will put you on a blacklist.
Actually, anyone reading this thread is now on the blacklist. And all warranties, including your toaster and microwave are now void.
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Not necessary, but do check that all your clamps are tight. One of mine wasn't even hand tight (on turbo inlet side).
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"2nd factory clamps.

Did u know Danoz is actually the son of the owner of Breeze? Take a moment to think about that."

We loled hard at this. Now taking crypto donations if your boost leak problems have been solved.
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