Upgraded Charge Pipe Clamps

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    I recently installed a CV Fab intercooler and kept the stock charge pipes and clamps. Charge temps are down and the car feels good. But according to my tuner, I have a small boost leak. He noticed I am losing around 3psi when doing a WOT log. I have adjusted to factory clamps and everything seems tight, but I can't seem to get rid of the leak. So I am wanting to upgrade the clamps. Does anyone have a source for some good clamps?

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    Take a look at Race Part Solutions, they may have what you need: https://www.racepartsolutions.com/
     
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    Thank you sir. I have never heard of them before, but will check them out.
     
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    You can buy the T-Bar Hose Clamps like the ones that come in the CVF Charge Pipe kit at Princess Auto here in Canada. I imagine you can get them at any farm or industrial parts store.
     
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    I checked one of the local places and they didn't have them, but I suppose I could check some of the other local places.
     
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    They're standard t-bolt clamps and all over eBay, too!
     
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    Thanks Jason.
     
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    #13 RichBrew, Aug 18, 2019
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    Personally, I’m not a fan of TBolt clamps. They're popular and considered top quality more because they look cool than because of actual performance. But worm gear constant tension clamps actually perform better, assuming they are high quality. Manufacturers use the style that the community perceives as ‘better’ because they want to sell what their customers want to buy. That’s an effective business practice, but I think an even better one, though more difficult (and more expensive, for both the manufacturer and the customer), is to educate. I’m a bit of a geek, and really enjoy over analyzing stuff, so I found the article below back when I did homework on clamps. I then sent something to the tune of $160 buying all the clamps. To be fair, that includes some low pressure clamps for the intake tube, crank case breather, etc.

    This article influenced my options a bit...

    https://www.amsperformance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Worm_Gear_Clamp.pdf
     
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    Good article, thanks for the link. I am leaning towards going with the constant tension clamps.
     
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    I'm actually with you there, but the customers dictate what they want - that's the market! We actually had constant-tension clamps in our initial kits before getting some pretty heavy user feedback asking for t-bolts.
     
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    I must have gotten mine before the switch, as I have the worm gear style and have had the worst luck with them. Does CVF offer the newer clamps by chance by themselves? Or at least could you provide the sizes needed for proper fit?
    In following someone's advice from here to crank them down super tight, I actually started digging into the throttle body coupler piece, and have damn near torn a hole in it :(
     
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    Of course! Will get in contact via PM so we can get you taken care of.
     
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    yeah, that’s basically how I see it too. It’s interesting to me how ’looks best’ gets conflated with ‘best’. That said, among the worm gear clamps, I think those Murray turbo seal clamps are top of the heap, and much better than the average worm gear clamp with all the holes that let it eventually dig into and potentially damage the coupler. Of course the cost is premium too, around $10 each. That’s $80 just in clamps, and makes a huge impact on the cost of a full kit.
     
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    Thanks Jason, I got your message! As usual, you and CVF have great responsiveness, and timeliness to customer concerns that continues to amaze me :beer::party:
     
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