Hose Clamp Kit for Silicone Hoses

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    Hose Clamp Kit for Silicone Hoses

    So many many moons ago I bought one of those silicone hose kits off of eBay (says SAMCO Sport on 'em). I haven't gotten around to using them until just recently to replace the coolant line that runs along the side of the head on the exhaust side into the thermostat housing (hose got too hard and clamp couldn't put down enough pressure so it started shooting out coolant onto the manifold and turbo, quite the show! ). That's when I discovered that the OEM squeeze clamps don't really fit these new hoses! I see that the kits nowadays come with a free set of SS clamps. Anyone know a place that sells just the hose clamp kit? Am I better off just getting a general purpose kit like this? Amazon Kit

    Hose clamp recommendations welcome as well. I've heard T-Bolt clamps being the preferred choice for things like the IC pipes.
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    They sell T bolt clamps for this reason, you just have to measure the size you need and order it. It should be better as well as it won't dig in like the normal worm drive hose clamps do.

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    These Murray Turbo seal clamps are a much better option over T bolts IMO.
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    Regular t-bolt clamps suck and I personally would never run those ever again on my Supra. The clamping force in uneven with t-clamps and I had 3 spots with boost leaks with those t-clamps but the only thing I did like was they did not dig deep into the silicone couplers. I only run Breeze stainless steel marine grade worm clamps since they are high quality and work great for me at 23 psi of boost. When my Supra was at Sound Performance they also said that they only use worm gear clamps for the same reason. Here is a good read:

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    Good shops all around look down on T - clamps for that reason.

    However, smaller clamps for coolant may not leak or cause the issues vs boost pipes.

    There are some excellent worm clamps out there.
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    Interesting topic here. Glad it was asked. I used T-clamps on my last 7M and liked them better than the worn out OEM worm clamps, but I can see why T-clamps may not be the best solution. I'll bookmark those Murray clamps. I like the theory there.

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