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So I wanna swap my radiator hoses for blue ones for the aesthetic, I found SAMCO makes a kit for 62eur (around 100eur with gasket kit).


I have also found there's a chinese knockoff (there's always a chinese knockoff) for 30 euros without the gaskets.


Anyone have any feedback on these?
 

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If it is possible to buy the Chinese on AliExpress (LINK)? 25USD Free shipping:
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Because sometimes it's even cheaper to buy it there. And there you can also read recommendations of those who bought before you. I like the Chinese method to lower costs for the customer: For less money you get less quality. I like to buy cheap and not pay for qualities I don't need. The Chinese tubes may not be made of pure silicone, maybe not be made of silicone at all, but they will be blue. A regular tube, made of heat and pressure resistant rubber, lasts very well. I would gladly buy the cheap pipes, but I would also check the price of original Honda pipes, because I don't care about the color, these pipes are hidden under the fenders.
 

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Yeah i assume it's less quality, seems to be silicone and nylon according to them. My original hoses work fine, I really just want to swap for aesthetics. They are mostly hidden but I still think it's a cool look
 

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So I wanna swap my radiator hoses for blue ones for the aesthetic, I found SAMCO makes a kit for 62eur (around 100eur with gasket kit).


I have also found there's a chinese knockoff (there's always a chinese knockoff) for 30 euros without the gaskets.


Anyone have any feedback on these?
Have you ever heard of "Expandable Braided Wire Cable Sleeving/Sheathing"? They come in lots of colors and sizes. You can cover your wiring harnesses, hoses, cables, etc. You could probably do your entire cooling system for less than $10. I cover my hot computer wires with no problem and my scuba hoses which I use in saltwater. They're easy to clean and can take a beating. You can use it for many things. The best thing is they stretch around and conform to different shapes.

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