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post #1 of 25 Old 07-06-2013, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Question Braided Stainless Steel Hoses?

I just got my catch can (I don't need any comments on the can itself, I've read all the back and forth and decided I was going to do it) and I'm not real fond of the rubber hose. I am thinking about replacing it with the stainless steel braided hoses, but wanted to see if the forum has any comments on those in general. I am also considering replacing other hoses, so please feel free to expand into other hoses, if there is any difference? I know they are said to be stronger (I think this to be true, but if not, tell me), but are there other benefits? Are there negatives? Difficulties in fit? Any favorite suppliers? What variations are there in cost? Anything else? Also, not really interested in comments on maintaining originality, since it is an option that can easily be reversed (as is almost everything I have done to date). TIA

also, are there variations in what you can buy? colored? Different braid patterns? Different strip widths? TIAA

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If you use all the correct fittings it will look amazing. But to do it right its costly.

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If you use all the correct fittings it will look amazing. But to do it right its costly.
we are already looking at a money pit on mods, so it might as well look good ... I really want to get my plans in line on some long tubes headers, but it is sounding like good old VA is going to keep me from doing that

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It's not like the line is gonna be pressurized. The flimsy rubber hose is just fine for what it's going to do.
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It's not like the line is gonna be pressurized. The flimsy rubber hose is just fine for what it's going to do.
ya I know, I just didn't really like the idea of more plain rubber hoses ... kind of tired of that look

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ya I know, I just didn't really like the idea of more plain rubber hoses ... kind of tired of that look
You should go buy yourself a Harley.
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nope, not a chance ... I've been on a motorcycle twice and off twice ... not about to make that my primary (or any) mode of transportation

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nope, not a chance ... I've been on a motorcycle twice and off twice ... not about to make that my primary (or any) mode of transportation
That statement was because of your apparent love of shiny stainless steel... Lol
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Because like you Hokie...I would like to add some braided SS hoses to Envy's engine bay and the biggest reason I haven't done so already is that I know very little about them so I'd be very interested in any productive input that anyone has to offer.
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It's not like the line is gonna be pressurized. The flimsy rubber hose is just fine for what it's going to do.
Wow...thanks for stating the obvious.

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That statement was because of your apparent love of shiny stainless steel... Lol
I suppose you like your women common and dull too.
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