View Full Version : Boost hose replacment.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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