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gran racing
01-17-2005, 09:45 PM
I was at the Lowes race shop today and looked that their HVAC hoses. They have some aluminum 3" hoses. Do people use this as a cheaper solution to brake ducting hoses?

Dave Gran
'87 Honda Prelude si

Andy Bettencourt
01-17-2005, 10:49 PM
You want something that will bounce-back if you rub a tire on it. It really does need to keep it's shape.


Andy Bettencourt
New England Region, R188967
ITA project SM 1.6
Spec Miata 1.8
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01-18-2005, 08:26 AM
I tried that a few years ago. For the price, it was great!!! Very light weight. If it cracked, I used duct tape to patch it. It doesn't hold up very well, but to repeat myself, for the price.........

Jeff L
#74 ITB GTi

Greg Amy
01-18-2005, 10:49 AM
Hey, it's half the price so you can AFFORD to replace it twice as much!

(Sorry, Jeff, couldn't resist <grin> )