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Having a hard time keeping the stock boots on with the gt42r and 50psi of boost. IC tubes are stock but the intake Y and intakes are smooth. I just bought some better clamps and hose. I have cleaned and roughed up the clamp area's and tried the hairspray trick.
But here's my question. I'm thinking of welding some wire, about the thickness of a coat hanger, around the ends of the tubes to help keep them from sliding off. Good idea, bad idea?
Any other idea's? Thanks.
 

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Yeah, putting a ridge around the edge of the tube is the way to go. Thats the way all the high pressure tractors, drag cars that I work on are, no problems with blowing tubes off... :)
 

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I welded a ring around the ends of my ic pipes and it's worked like a charm. I used stick welding rod for the ring, just tacked it in place all the way around the pipe.
 

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Rockin, what size rod did you use?
Thanks guys, just checking to makle sure I'm on the right track.
 

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Wish someone had pics of wide open's setup on their race trucks. Very ingenious and neat looking.

Basically connects the two pieces together with a metal strap which bridges over the boot, that way they can seperate, and therefore can't come loose.
 

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cota....find someone with a BEAD ROLLER!!! it works wonders....once you do that, then strap it.
 

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I'll try the new boots, clamps and wire trick. If that doesn't work then I'll bolt everything together. I'm not making that much boost.
 

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Very nice Mike!! Are they for sale yet?
 

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Bling, very nice.:D
 

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I agree that is a cool little link.:rockon:


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Friggin show off Bigr. What trick did you have to turn for those puppies?:D
Damn, those are nice. I don't quite need that level of retention yet but it would be sweet to show off.

BTW, Where do you get new IC tubes other than ford? I have a boot on the passenger side tube where wires wore a thin spot in the tube and it blew it out. Some where I saw banks tubes for sale but can't seem to find them now.

Keep Strokin'
 

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Like mentioned I would either have a bead rolled in or a welded line 360*. I bought true CAC hose in a 36" stick and use a quality CT hose clamp. Make sure everything is super clean.
 

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my ic tubes are rolled on every end, with the biggest bead that roller would possibly do. i've had the beads on there for a long time. i've always noticed though, at the top where the ic pipe meets the intake "y" andd where the turbo meets the hot pipe, they tend to move a bit, so we strapped it for good measure...because even with beads i could see the boots moving a bit, i believe this only started happening once i started hitting 58 psi.

as for the intake plenums, TN made me a custom set of high rise intakes with a very large bead. ive only lost aboot there once, and i believe that to be installer error. with me changing turbo's anything is possible.
 
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