Traditional Hose Clamps vs T-Bolts

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if/when i redo mine, i'm going to try to have as much of it welded as possible.

but this is neat as well.
 

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never would have thought worm gear had better clamping
 

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On another note, I wish I had my bandsaw back when I was making my kit. I used a chop saw and it made a mess of the ends of aluminum because it is super soft. Cleaning up and de-burring the cuts was a PITA.
 

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tbolts all day every day! Vbands are fancy, but couplers will work with tbolts on cold side piping just as well in most cases.
 

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Did you even look at the article?
No need to, but i did. T bolts ftw. Worm clamps are garbage. In much higher horse, marmon, aka v band clamps are necessary.

I, and along with every single other diesel on the road has t bolts. And yes we have aluminum piping, stainless, hell both my truck even have plastic charged ends.. still, t bolt. ...
 

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Show me a worm clamp that'll hold that connection @42 psi
 

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No need to, but i did. T bolts ftw. Worm clamps are garbage. In much higher horse, marmon, aka v band clamps are necessary.

I, and along with every single other diesel on the road has t bolts. And yes we have aluminum piping, stainless, hell both my truck even have plastic charged ends.. still, t bolt. ...
Well I think I will defer to the guys that build crazy turbo cars on a daily basis for this one. Sure there are better options, but when using aluminum piping this seems to be the way to go.
 

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How much psi does your car make
 

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I've had tbolt clamps blow off on a car without the bead on the end of the pipe, I just used the old cheap hair spray trick to keep it from blowing off, I later bought pipes with the bead on the end
 

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I blew countless worm gears off the TA, even with good beads in place.

Beads are key no doubt, but if you get a quality t-bolt clamp, its better all day every day - and I'll stand by that.,
 

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How much psi does your car make
I make 10-12 lbs.

I do not see the point in spending money on T-Bolts and possibly deform the pipe, when I can bead the ends and run good worm drives at a fraction of the cost.
 

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Worm clamps are also notorious for heat expansion. So you better have every single one of them accessible and re torque then after every pass
 

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I blew countless worm gears off the TA, even with good beads in place.

Beads are key no doubt, but if you get a quality t-bolt clamp, its better all day every day - and I'll stand by that.,
Depends if you are using aluminum or steel piping.....
 

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This is a JUNK t-bolt clamp they show in their PDF... maybe they're just making excuses to push cheaper clamps on their weaker builds?

 

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I make 10-12 lbs.

I do not see the point in spending money on T-Bolts and possibly deform the pipe, when I can bead the ends and run good worm drives at a fraction of the cost.
Keep us updated on your coolant clamps after maf is plugged in and the cars ready to go
 

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Worm clamps are also notorious for heat expansion. So you better have every single one of them accessible and re torque then after every pass
For what....the entire cold side of my car since I run a centri?
 

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For what....the entire cold side of my car since I run a centri?
Not just pertaining to hot side, they are weather temperamental. Meaning ambient/engine bay temp
 

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This is a JUNK t-bolt clamp they show in their PDF... maybe they're just making excuses to push cheaper clamps on their weaker builds?

One of the most expensive builders when it comes to GT-R is pushing cheaper worm clamps?

Makes zero sense.
 

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