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Rapt0r
08-15-2008, 11:23 AM
Can someone briefly explain what do they do [example]increase in performance?

*Alex*
08-15-2008, 11:26 AM
They look bling :D

Eddie3dfx
08-15-2008, 11:27 AM
They are used to hold the tubing onto the barb without worms or zip ties.
According to cathars data, the best fittings are push-fit.
Haven't seen any 1/2" bspp push-fits though

Sparky
08-15-2008, 11:31 AM
They look nicer than barbs with tubing over them and clamps.
.......
That's about it.

Rapt0r
08-15-2008, 11:32 AM
They are used to hold the tubing onto the barb without worms or zip ties.
According to cathars data, the best fittings are push-fit.
Haven't seen any 1/2" bspp push-fits though

I see,means it acts as a hose clamp...thanks :)

roofsniper
08-15-2008, 11:32 AM
they hold the tubes on to the barb better by screwing a ring around the tube compressing it up against the barb making sure it won't slip.

Rapt0r
08-15-2008, 11:33 AM
They look nicer than barbs with tubing over them and clamps.
.......
That's about it.

Aight thanks.:up:

eXa
08-15-2008, 05:01 PM
Can someone briefly explain what do they do [example]increase in performance?

Nothing. In fact, the less well made nipple part of the fitting is worse made than... lets say Fatboys.
So in perfomance its better with fatboys, or EK barbs.
Its only a barb tho so the difference is very small i guess. But in this case its performance>bling for me atleast.

(not that i like the compression fittings anyways)

Waterlogged
08-17-2008, 12:38 AM
I see,means it acts as a hose clamp...thanks :)

Exactly. I recently sacrificed a Koolance 3/8" x 1/2" x 12mm threads so I could take a pic to show why it's so important to make sure you select and use the exact size tube the fittings were made for.

Snyxxx
08-17-2008, 06:25 PM
Excellent picture. :up:

twwen2
08-17-2008, 06:40 PM
Hey nice pic waterlogged. Expensive sacrifice, though at least it wasn't a BP!! :eek:

Glyph
08-17-2008, 06:43 PM
that should be put in a sticky. :D

gmod
08-17-2008, 07:30 PM
That KOOLANCE met an honorable death....

Dude you have time to post in a thread but you cant answer you pm's....I will pass on the brackets then..