This sale extended until I get my act together and have an organized product to sell! SO, as long as this 'for sale' thread is up and unmodified, the sale is ongoing.
FIRST-TIME 'FOR SALE' SALE! I'm a new vendor, this is a new product, so I'm holding an initial super-low-price sale...
I have had made for Free Range Racing a set of silicone hoses for the entire Legacy 2.5GT engine bay. This is a complete set of replacement vacuum hoses, small coolant hoses, crankcase vent/pcv hoses - every small hose in the engine bay INCLUDING the recirculation valve hose back to the turbo inlet.
These hoses are not for sale anywhere else, and I'm not reselling/relabeling someone else's product. These have been made for Free Range Racing from molds created using OEM hoses and will fit like OEM.
I JUST received the hoses in from the manufacturer, and have only had time to inventory what I've received. At this time I DO NOT have any installation or application instructions, nor do I have fancy packaging or high-quality photos. What I do have is a HUGE amount of hoses, and I'd love to move some of them on to customers! Detail descriptions are below, but here's the deal deal:
If you would like to be one of the initial buyers before I'm organized and have my stuff together, I'm offering these kits at a very, very reduced price. The regular price is going to be $349.
EDITED SALES DESCRIPTION 6/2/14 FOR CLARITY
I'm selling them at $249 to the first ten buyers.
No need to wait on a group-buy type deal, I'll sell one or nine at this price the moment you're ready to buy.
Then, IF I sell between 10 and 15 I'll lower the price to $225, and refund the $24 difference to the first ten buyers.
If I sell more than 15, the price goes to $200 and again I refund money to all the up front buyers. That's basically at my cost!
TO BUY: email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Alternately, just use paypal and send payment to email@example.com
. You'll get all of paypal's protection so you can have piece of mind over this transaction, and some guy that owns stock in ebay will get richer. If you want to send payment as 'gift' I would be most grateful.
So I'm sure you want details about these hoses. Here's what I can offer off the top of my head, but PLEASE ask questions! I am new at this...
The kit covers everything in the engine bay of my 05LGT. All the molds are based off of those hoses. This is important:
THE HOSES NOT INCLUDED ARE:
-Upper and Lower radiator hoses
-Inlet and Outlet heater hoses
-Any fuel lines that carry fluid
-Turbo inlet hose to air cleaner
-The little hose between the radiator cap and the overflow tank. It never goes bad
The hoses are all silicone, except for two which I'll get to in a moment. There are three kinds of silicone hoses: all of the molded (curved) hoses, which includes a glossy black exterior and three layers of nylon reinforcement, extruded coolant, which is straight and also include nylon reinforcement, and vacuum extruded which are a slightly dull non-reinforced standard straight vacuum hose.
The two hoses which are NOT silicone are the turbo oil drain hose and the center crank-case breather hose. Both of these hoses see extreme oil exposure and very high heat, and so a fluoroelatomer-lined EPDM rubber hose is a much better choice. These two hoses were not produced for me but are instead sections of bulk hose made by either Gates or Goodyear. In these two locations this style of hose will have a much longer life with better performance.
Your question: are these hoses going to be exactly like all the hoses I remove? Answer: No. All the large molded hoses will be an exact copy, but many of the smaller vacuum lines were prohibitively expensive to have molded and, in the end, there is really no need. Silicone is so much more flexible and less prone to collapse than the OEM rubber, putting a bend in one is not an issue. I have test-fit and ensured that all the vacuum hoses route fine and work perfectly for six months on my own car when using straight line.
These hoses are manufactured by an exclusively auto rubber products manufacturer that supplies hoses, belts and seals to the OEM market as well as supporting smaller aftermarket orders like mine. They are produced in China. Due to the small quantity of my order, the molded hoses are not automated. What this means in practical terms is the molded hoses often have the center of the hose or the nylon reinforcments off-center slightly, and the reinforcements are not perfectly concentric like you will see in a mass-produced extruded hose. This is no way affects the hoses performance, but I want to be totally transparent on what you will receive. The exterior appearance of the hoses is 10/10 or 9.5/10 depending on the hose - it's very good! The manufacturer uses high-grade materials suitable for the OEM market, and I have no qualms about the quality or longevity of these hoses.
ALL HOSES COME WITH A ONE YEAR WARRANTY AGAINST ANY FAILURE NOT CLEARLY CAUSED BY THE OWNER!!! I stand by what I've made here, I'm sure they're really, really good.
I do offer a refund of the full purchase price if you're not satisfied! There it is, the good-ol satisfaction guaranteed!
This has some conditions, of course:
- Returned at purchasers expense
- Never installed, cut, damaged, lit on fire, or painted blue
- I hold back the $12 shipping cost I actually pay to get them to you
Finally, in a tribute to Chinese/American manufacturing relations, they mis-spelled my company name on the recirc hose. I have come to think of it as funny, and if you get one of these first kits you may have a piece of history that is worth something when Free Range goes big-time.
Here are photos. The two non-silicone hoses are not included in the pictures. And yeah, I'm a car guy not a photographer-guy.