REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

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REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby TistheJameson » 11/14/13 @ 07:34

Hokay soo... This is my first ever review and figured I'd write one on probably my most favorite parts on my engine bay, the carbonmiata Plum silicone heater hose set. I saw they were doing a GB on CR and decided I needed a set of silicone hoses to go with my newly acquired radiator setup. Carbonmiata (I believe his me is Chris) was really cool and was willing to make custom hoses for the particular setup I wanted to run (reroute and 1 piece lower hose) but couldn't get him a sample of how I wanted it so I got the regular package deal. Decided i wanted something unique and liked the plum hoses. Once the GB was over it took 2 weeks to have him make them and shipped to my house from china (really impressed). Got my package and came with:
1-upper radiator hose
2- lower radiator hoses
2-heater hoses
4-misc coolant hoses under the intake manifold
2-carbonmiata stickers

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When I pulled them out of the bag I could already tell they were good quality. Next day I drained my coolant and installed them. Most of them went on with no problems but had to do some minor cutting on some to get them to fit right without rubbing anything but wasn't a big deal and of course the heater hoses were a pain in the ass but that's typical. Overall I really like these hoses and haven't had any problems with them so far and had them for over a month. I would recommend them to anyone interested in silicone hoses and well worth what he is selling them for.

Here's a shot of them installedimage
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby phillyb™ » 01/13/14 @ 14:36

NICE STRUT TOWER BAR!
i saw this gb as well and wanted to jump in on it, but didn't.
good shit though.
i'm assuming they were braided, confirm?
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby Hi as tha skigh » 01/13/14 @ 20:08

I need to fucking install my plum hoses as well damnit. Which ones in particular did you have to cut to fit?

Dude I'll paint another valve cover in a better color if you'd like. That orange needs to go lol.

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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby TistheJameson » 01/21/14 @ 20:44

phillyb™ wrote:NICE STRUT TOWER BAR!
i saw this gb as well and wanted to jump in on it, but didn't.
good shit though.
i'm assuming they were braided, confirm?


Don't remember if they were or not :/
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby TistheJameson » 01/21/14 @ 20:47

Hi as tha skigh wrote:I need to fucking install my plum hoses as well damnit. Which ones in particular did you have to cut to fit?

Dude I'll paint another valve cover in a better color if you'd like. That orange needs to go lol.

You need some purp

ps: nice intake...lol



The upper hose I needed to cut and still do because it has a little kink in it. lol polished valve cover FTW!!!

that intake though! nobody wants to see my K&N with a huge dent from the radiator cap lol plus I'm waiting on sending my 99 head with ITB's out to get polished and resurfaced :D
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby bigx5murf » 01/21/14 @ 21:45

Anyone know if those heater core hoses fit NB? Mishimoto makes a set too, and will only confirm NA fitment.
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby TistheJameson » 01/22/14 @ 01:39

bigx5murf wrote:Anyone know if those heater core hoses fit NB? Mishimoto makes a set too, and will only confirm NA fitment.


Not sure on that, PM Chris @CarbonMiata and he will know
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby TistheJameson » 01/24/14 @ 05:05

phillyb™[TRADE MARK SIGN] wrote:NICE STRUT TOWER BAR!
i saw this gb as well and wanted to jump in on it, but didn't.
good shit though.
i'm assuming they were braided, confirm?


Just took them off today to do a radiator flush and they're braided
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby revlimiter » 01/27/14 @ 00:09

Why do both radiator hoses look kinked? Both look suspect right at the bends.
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postby TistheJameson » 01/27/14 @ 16:03

revlimiter wrote:Why do both radiator hoses look kinked? Both look suspect right at the bends.


They are pretty soft for silicone hoses so when I first put them on they had some kinks (when I took the pic) but twisted them around to remove the kinks
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby Hi as tha skigh » 01/27/14 @ 19:47

mine don't seem kinked. i only installed a couple of em tho
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Re: REVIEW: carbonmiata silicone heater hose set

postby TistheJameson » 01/29/14 @ 01:36

Hi as tha skigh wrote:mine don't seem kinked. i only installed a couple of em tho
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Those ITB's though! I think I just didn't put them on all the way so a little twisting and I think they're on right
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