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I'm getting up to the 'buying hoses' stage of my _slowly_ progressing MkIII
NA-T conversion project and am considering stainless braided. For the cost of
stock hoses from the dealer (eg. $21 each for 2 five inch coolant return
elbows), I could purchase more than enough braided hose to do the entire
engine bay (not vac). The fittings would add a nice chunk of change to this
but I'm thinking it might be worth it.

I am wondering, though, about the many non threaded hose connections.
Will the standard Toyota hose clamps be effective with stainless hose? I have
seen the gear drive clamps with anodized covers (a bit cheesy IMHO) which
seem to work well enough so it seems that you don't _have_ to have full
hose ends and threaded connectors. So how about just heat shrink covering
the ends and using factory or T-style clamps?
 
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I guess I'll take the lack of replies to mean no one here has any idea. Seems surprising with the number of SS lines I've seen in pics. When I get it figured out I'll let y'all know.
 

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Try MKIV tech or MKIII specific, would you like me to move the post?

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The conventional type clamps work just fine on braided hose. If it's a high-pressure line, I usually double clamp it -- put two clamps side-by-side, but it's probably not necessary.
 
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Sure, I'd appreciate it if you think it'd help. I posted to the general forum as the tech forum seems to be for MkIV specific stuff and the question wasn't MkIII specific either.
 
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Actually, never mind the move. Boost Junkie had the answer I was looking for (thanks a bunch!). I'm now off to find a bunch of braided hose. The project continues! :D
 
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