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Gates PowerGrip SB Hose Clamps


As the Integra Type R race car project proceeds we are developing some new parts, new kits and using new items to see how they work. The Gates PowerGrip SB Radiator hose clamps are one of those items. These thermoplastic hose clamps are installed over your traditional radiator hoses and then with the use of an ordinary heat gun shrink to offer an incredible tensioner regardless of shape or temperature. This is our first time using this particular style clamp but they are coming as OE equipment on some vehicles on the road today. Our reason for using them is to one try something new and secondly the tight fitment of the radiator hose on the upper water neck didn't allow a normal clamp to seat as properly as we expect.

Installation if straight forward by simply slipping the Gates PowerGrip SB hose clamp over the radiator hose and using your standard heat gun to shrink it into place. Removal is a matter of carefully cutting it off with a box cutter or snips or Gates actually sells a removal tool to aide in the removal without damaging the radiator hose itself.

Not only does it offer great performance it gives a killer, streamlined finished look once in place. We are offering these in the 16 different sizes that Gates offers them in and they are reasonably priced. Check them out HERE.

Gates Marketing Shtick:

Designed for your hose assemblies, Gates PowerGrip SB Clamps are maintenance-free, durable hose clamps that retain dynamic tension for any shape of hose and housing, even on out-of-round fittings and applications, to reliably stop leaks without the need for re-tightening. The environmentally-friendly PowerGrip® SB clamps are designed for a secure, tight fit in extreme operating temperatures to eliminate antifreeze leaks and groundwater contamination.

- Heat-sensitive thermoplastic with a memory to prevent over- or under-tightening.

- Conform to any shape of hose and housing, even out-of-round fittings.

- Temperature Range: -40°C to +150°C (-40°F to +302°F).

HEAT-SHRINKABLE HOSE CLAMPS Gates PowerGrip SB clamps are engineered with a heat shrinkable tube material that secures hoses more tightly and effectively than traditional metal clamps. The wide clamp construction eliminates damage caused by over-tightening, with a thermoplastic material that's proven to perform in even the harshest of automotive and heavy duty cooling system applications.


- Can be used with all brands of silicone hose.

- Wider sealing area entraps connector bead.

- Easy to install with ordinary heat gun. JUST ADD HEAT. Using only a standard heating gun, you can install your PowerGrip SB hose clamp in minutes. Simply place your clamp onto the hose, work the hose to completely cover the fitting, and apply heat evenly around the clamp until it shrinks tightly over the hose.

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