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Old 07-16-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Fuel Line: Anodized Aluminum vs Stainless Steel

Im looking through summit racings catalog and trying to figure out what to order. Cost doesnt really matter because its pretty close and both will look just as good on my frame. My main concern is ease of install/cost of fittings and durability.

If also see that they have a sleeve/nut type connector or a AN hard tube adapters that dont require flaring for the aluminum.

What do you guys think???
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fyi stainless is a **** to bend so it will be more of a challenge to fit and look good.
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thanks...ill just get the aluminum. It comes in 25 ft rolls and I need every inch of 25 ft. The stainless comes in 20 ft rolls.
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I agree the stainless is a bigger pain in the *** to bend. We did a direct port hard line kit with the alluminum lines. The an connector sound like a cool fit also.
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If you use aluminum be sure to secure it well, particularly near joints. Small diameter thin walled aluminum will flex pretty easily with vibration and fatigue/ crack near joints over time . Is the aluminum line specfied for use as fuel lines?
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yea im getting russel anodized fuel line from summit. 3/8" x 25'. I will make sure I secure it to the frame really well. Whats recomended for clamps??
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yea im getting russel anodized fuel line from summit. 3/8" x 25'. I will make sure I secure it to the frame really well. Whats recomended for clamps??
Adel clamps, or aviation cushion clamps by another name. A good speed shop should have some, or even a boat store like West Marine.
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