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post #1 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Question Question: HPS silicone hoses, has anyone attempted

I'm interested in changing the stock hoses to HPS hoses in my 09 4 cyl. and noticed nobody makes a kit. So I decided to embark on this project and see if I could piece together the hoses myself.

First, has anyone done anything like this? experience is far superior to book knowledge.

I can see that the only special bends in the hoses are from the power steering to the block to bypass the belt, hopefully I can find a similar hose bend.

I count at least 8 - 10 hoses, not including the ac lines, that I want to change; some vacuum hose others coolant hoses, etc... I know the lengths for all of the hoses are less than 3'.
I'm just not sure of the hose diameter, that's why I wanted to see if you guys had any info on this.


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Never heard of anyone doing this. What's wrong with the OEM hoses?


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I agree with Mark.

Why do you want to stray away from what the car was designed for, in an area no one see's?

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Another vote for why? I've never had any problems with OEM hoses. I even use run-of-the-mill rubber hoses on high HP V8's. Over the years, I've only owned one car that had silicone hoses........it was my beater Crown Vic. It was a low miles P71 (aka Police Interceptor) that I could not pass up. I wondered why it had blue hoses, I came to find out that the P71 could be ordered with a heavy silicone hose and aircraft type clamp option.....it was like a $300 option and they were supposed to last a lifetime.

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I also agree that the factory hoses are best. I usually change the top/bottom coolant hoses out every 4 years and replace them with the correct ones. It's not that much money if you tackle it yourself.

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[QUOTE=Quicky;960505]I'm interested in changing the stock hoses to HPS hoses in my 09 4 cyl. and noticed nobody makes a kit. So I decided to embark on this project and see if I could piece together the hoses myself.

First, has anyone done anything like this? experience is far superior to book knowledge.

I can see that the only special bends in the hoses are from the power steering to the block to bypass the belt, hopefully I can find a similar hose bend.

I count at least 8 - 10 hoses, not including the ac lines, that I want to change; some vacuum hose others coolant hoses, etc... I know the lengths for all of the hoses are less than 3'.
I'm just not sure of the hose diameter, that's why I wanted to see if you guys had any info on this.

Did a quick search.
Check out horsepower freaks, 128 for two samco silicon hoses, top and bottom. Call them to double check on application for you're specific make and model, although i did find them under 2010 accord. And make sure to change the clips holding the hose to the radiator they are garbage use the screw type clamps. You may be the first, do a write up or at least a review very interested, may be in my near future. Good luck.
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A lot of factory OEM hoses now a days are made with silicon or at least some form of synthetic rubber (EPDM ), that is why they last so long now, have not checked Honda's but bet they are .

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My reasoning is because I don't like the stock hoses especially after some discoloration on a couple hoses. I want a different cleaner look in the engine bay is all. Its the same reason why people get new wheels or a nose job, aesthetics and a poor self-image haha.

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nothing wrong with doin this, iv seen it many time on custom cars
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My reasoning is because I don't like the stock hoses especially after some discoloration on a couple hoses. I want a different cleaner look in the engine bay is all. Its the same reason why people get new wheels or a nose job, aesthetics and a poor self-image haha.

But I appreciate the responses
You can see the wheels and a nose job.

Unless you drive around with no hood on your car, no one can see the hoses.


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You can see the wheels and a nose job.

Unless you drive around with no hood on your car, no one can see the hoses.

quite simply it depends on your end objective. hose replacement isn't going to add any function gains, but if you ever show your car or are just interested in improved looks this can be an impacting mod. i happen to think that artema's engine bay looks awesome and shows a remarkable attention to detail...


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quite simply it depends on your end objective. hose replacement isn't going to add any function gains, but if you ever show your car or are just interested in improved looks this can be an impacting mod. i happen to think that artema's engine bay looks awesome and shows a remarkable attention to detail...

Different strokes.

I have no intention of showing my car, so mods under the hood are a waste of money to me.
If OP does plan to show it, then it is a whole different story. He made no mention of showing the car in his post.

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You can see the wheels and a nose job.

Unless you drive around with no hood on your car, no one can see the hoses.

Does driving with the hood propped open count?
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There are several hoses we can replace. The 5/16 hoses I HAD to replace because of the riser from the Acura MDX stretched them and I felt it was very unsafe to allow them to be pulled like a rubber band. I put reinforced silicone hoses from Z1 Motorsports pretty much everywhere they would fit, even places that weren't stretched. You can see that in the picture DOOM posted earlier. The larger coolant lines are not replaceable. We would need a custom made setup, and it doesn't exist as far as I know.

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Different strokes.

I have no intention of showing my car, so mods under the hood are a waste of money to me.
If OP does plan to show it, then it is a whole different story. He made no mention of showing the car in his post.
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There are several hoses we can replace. The 5/16 hoses I HAD to replace because of the riser from the Acura MDX stretched them and I felt it was very unsafe to allow them to be pulled like a rubber band. I put reinforced silicone hoses from Z1 Motorsports pretty much everywhere they would fit, even places that weren't stretched. You can see that in the picture DOOM posted earlier. The larger coolant lines are not replaceable. We would need a custom made setup, and it doesn't exist as far as I know.



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I'm sorry, I thought this was an open forum. You seem to have a bug up your butt following my posts around making the above statement.
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