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KarpyDiem 08-31-2012 05:22 PM

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 (

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? :thumbsup:

Duff Daddy 09-02-2012 06:44 PM

Re: Radiator Hose Upgrade
I have never seen issues with factory radiator hoses in 7 ,years

lvspeedemon 09-06-2012 01:04 AM

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

Duff Daddy 09-06-2012 07:51 PM

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.

mitchelm 09-14-2012 06:12 PM

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.

4.whoa 09-14-2012 07:23 PM

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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