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Dietbudda
09-19-2006, 06:31 PM
Does anyone know when i can pick up a boost hose kit for a 98 1.8T? i tried ordering them form ECS and they had nothing. any help would be great, thanks.

audisnapr
09-20-2006, 04:23 AM
If you mean those small black braided vacuum lines... I don't know that anyone sells a "kit" for the B5. Just buy yourself about 6-8ft of some silicone hose (can't remember if its 3 or 4.5mm) in the color of your choice and cut to fit. Make sure to either clamp or zip tie down all the lines after installation.

turboquattro068
09-20-2006, 04:26 AM
yeah very simple job, and i'd recomend clamps

LateraLex
09-20-2006, 06:21 AM
I like to use the zip ties and the screw clamps for some things. Factory clamps are the devil.

onemoremile
09-20-2006, 06:26 AM
the screw clamps are very convenient but too large for the small diameter vac/boost hoses. i take a larger diameter rubber hose and cut it to about .5" long. then slit it along it's length and put it over the hose end. then the screw clamp goes over the whole thing. it only takes a minute and prevents the screw clamp from damaging the vac hose underneath.

LateraLex
09-20-2006, 07:10 AM
Very McGuyver of you. [:)]

I got a bunch of these clamps which are a good fit: http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/images/product/iadmin/2134_x600.jpg

Dietbudda
09-20-2006, 05:20 PM
not boost hoses sorry, intercooler hoses. Sorry bout that.

BING
09-20-2006, 05:50 PM
try www.samco.com or www.verociousmotorsports.com

Dietbudda
09-21-2006, 06:27 AM
Sweet, thanks.