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Old 08-31-2012, 05:22 PM
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Radiator Hose Upgrade

Currently in the process of changing out all my hoses and belts in my 5.7 Hemi. Looking to do some upgrades to the parts. I plan to be taking this thing to hell and back, and I definitely don't want a radiator or heater hose blowing out on me in the middle of the desert.

Has anyone ever used this part (http://www.ssaccessories.com/servlet...-Hose/Detail)?

It's for a 300 with a 5.7 Hemi, but that shouldn't make a difference, correct?

Anyone want to throw out some heavy duty alternatives?
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Re: Radiator Hose Upgrade

I have never seen issues with factory radiator hoses in 7 ,years
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:04 AM
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Re: Radiator Hose Upgrade

The 6.1s have been known to leak and spray coolant onto our intakes.
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Re: Radiator Hose Upgrade

Alright Ill give you that, I neglected to look and see it was a 6.1 not 5.7, Sorry bout that.
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Re: Radiator Hose Upgrade

Not a bad idea! I had to replace my radiator hoses on 3.7L. Had a leak at 75,000 and was loosing coolant. Good thing I caught it. Also check the hose from the reservoir. That little hose does not make the best seal. I had to add a clamp on the pressure cap/valve side. Small leak there too probably from the heating and cooling of the cap.
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Re: Radiator Hose Upgrade

I don't know how far into it you want to get ,but I swapped mine with a stainless steel summit racing hose. however I had to change the thermostat housing to get it to fit .I've had it on for several months now, a few trips from Kansas to New Jersey and back ,and lots of days over 100 degrees . no problems whatsoever . I'm not home now but if you click the link in my sig it's all in my build thread.
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