Here at Viper Performance, we have a range of end fittings, specifically designed for hardline tubing. These are ideal for racing fuel systems and industrial applications, and also where the fittings need to have an AN style thread. Our hardline tube end fittings are beautifully made and are specifically designed to match our aluminium hardline tubes. These fittings will not work with any other type of hose.
Compared to the crimp on style fittings, these fittings do not require any specialist tools and can easily be done with just a nylon vice jaw and aluminium spanners, which are all available from Viper Performance. Most importantly, the quality of the thread is flawless machine Billet 6063 aluminium and hard anodised. The fittings are smooth inside for good fuel flow and fluid transfer. Inside the fitting is a brass olive insert which slides over the hardline.
Currently, we offer a range of sizes such as AN- 6, AN-8 and AN-10. Our fittings are able in the traditional red/blue colours as well as beautiful polished piano black finish
For a demonstration on how to fit these fittings, simply watch the video below;
Sometimes it is possible to modify existing tooling without the need to produce a new tool. In this case we can send an existing tool to our tool maker to adapt. This can save you money when compared to creating a new mandrel bend.
Although silicone hoses are most commonly thought of for automotive and race industries Viper Performance create products for a wide array of different industries. If you have an engine you will need a hose!
Our latest video showcases some of the industries that we supply and the various different types of silicone hoses within these market places.
Our latest video showcases our provision for providing custom aluminium pipe fabrication. We can provide custom tube fabrication for small batch or volume orders mainly supplying manufacturers of air intake, induction systems, Intercoolers and superchargers.
We can also supply Mandrel bends and various finishing options such as polished aluminium pipes, brushed finish pipes, natural finish, powder coated aluminium pipes, roll beading.
Making silicone hoses is a long and complicated process and here at Viper Performance we’re extremely proud of our production techniques. Our silicone hose manufacturing is split into several stages; milling, calendaring, cutting, tube rolling, building, taping, curing, demoulding, and trimming. A great level of care is taken at every stage to ensure that all our hoses are produced with no creases, overlaps or air traps. Our skilled builders have months of training and hand tape all our hoses so they only produce high quality hoses with smooth, glossy and even surface finishes.
When you look under the bonnet of a car it often reveals an array of hoses and pipes. Each of these has a specific job and although they may look similar except for diameters each hose has a different purpose and as such may be produced from a different material to the one sitting next to it. As a result hoses are not necessarily interchangeable and you need to ensure you are selecting the right product for the job.
Viper Performance have a range of reinforcements available for silicone hoses such as polyester, nomex and glass reinforced as well as oil and fuel resistant grades. The choice of material will be based on the area of the engine it will be used in.
Cooling System Hoses
At the heart of the cooling system is the water pump and radiator. The water pump circulates the coolant through the engine, and the radiator dissipates the excess heat. The hoses that attach the two components are usually pre-formed or flexible silicone hoses. All of Viper Performances hoses use a high quality polyester reinforcement which is specially designed for pressure, strength, flexibility and increases burst pressure. Polyester reinforcements are perfect for any application where temperatures will not exceed 170c.
Fuel hoses carry the fuel from the fuel tank to the carburetor or fuel injectors to power the engine. If you are choosing hoses for this purpose you need to be sure to specify Fluro hoses. The Fluro liner will stop oil droplets permeating through the wool and destroying the hose. When selecting a fuel hose make sure you choose a supplier that uses 100% Fluro material and at least a 1mm thick liner.
We also have a range of braided hoses available which are ideal as fuel hoses or brake lines.
When you require higher temperature rating you will require Nomex hoses. Our Nomex reinforced hoses will withstand high temperatures up to 220°C. This makes them ideal for Turbo applications, hot air, steam, water or environments where other hoses fail.
We also supply Turbo bellows with humps and stainless steel rings and an iron oxide inner liner for improved heat stability.
A glass reinforcement is also available, this is a very specialist hose for more industrial hose applications.
Take a look at the video below which showcases the different hose materials that Viper can offer:
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Our fuel and oil grade stainless steel braided hose comes with a PTFE lining inside, which is excellent for handling fuel and oil. Unlike cheaper, flimsier hoses, our hoses have a durable layer of tight stainless steel outer braiding on the surface, while still allowing for a reasonable bend radius and pressure rating.
The hose is available in a number of popular sizes for fuel lines and oil lines, and works perfectly with our PTFE end fittings*. The hose diameters are available to suit fittings int DASH-3, DASH-4, DASH-6 and DASH-8 sizes.
The hoses and fittings are incredibly easy to fit and do not require any specialist tools other than an AN spanner to prevent scratching. You can order Vipers braided hose by the single meter or bulk orders are also available for trade clients.
*Please note, only use PTFE hose end fittings with this hose.
We have a new product available here at Viper Performance, a flexible Nitrile lined hose. These hoses are made with a fuel resistant Nitrile Rubber lining and are perfect for using as a Fuel Filler Hose*.
There are two lengths available 500mm and 1000mm. The wire spiral inside the wall of the hose allows it to be flexible enough to bend into angles. Small Diameters are particularly good at bending with the tight bends possible. You can simply push-fit onto your pipe and tighten with T bolt Clamps which are also available on our website
Did you know that we deliver worldwide here at Viper Performance? Yes its true, our website easily converts to different currencies and allows you to select different postage options dependant on your location.
For more information watch the informative video below:
Many people often ask us whether we custom brand hoses with logos. The answer is yes, there are however implications including minimum orders which will effect the process we use to complete this task.
Watch this FAQ video to find out the more about the custom logo process.
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A question that Viper Performance are frequently asked is “can I shrink or stretch the diameters of silicone hoses if I buy the wrong size?” The answer is simple “no.”
Hoses are sold by internal diameter not external diameter. You need to choose the hose with the internal diameter matching the outdoor diameter of the pipe you are wishing to connect to. Our hoses will not shrink and therefore you need to ensure you do not buy a hose which is too big. Avoid over clamping as this will simply damage the hose.
Watch this FAQ video to find out more about the importance of hose diameters.
Our Tube Forming Roll Beading Machine is ideal for aluminium and copper tubes up to 1.8mm wall. We offer a weekly rental for only £75 including vat. This includes £45.00 rental charge, and £30.00 damages deposit. The deposit will be refunded as soon as the roll beading tool has been returned and inspected.
Good ‘engine breathing’ is usually associated with efficient intake systems. However, efficient ‘crankcase breathing’ is an equally important function of any engine. Even in a new engine, the combustion pressure will inevitably pass the piston rings into the crankcase. If an engine’s breathing system should become blocked or restricted, the crankcase will pressurise causing problems.
We have a universal breather tank available for sale on our online shop. The tank features a 1/8″ NPT thread at the bottom which is blanked off with a drainage valve which can easily be removed to use the NPT thread as a return, or remote drain. The top of the tank has a single -12 ORB female port to suit all lines.
This superbly fabricated aluminium tank makes a great universal breather tank for your system with a 550ml capacity. It is available in Mirror polished finish, or an optional Black finish.
Our Universal Fabricated Alloy tanks are robotically TIG welded and are manufactured to a superb build quality. These tanks can be used in a wide range of applications such as breather tanks, fuel surge tanks (swirl pot) etc.
Available in 3 sizes the tanks come with six ports: 2 at the top, two at the bottom, two on the sides at the top. The ports are -8 ORB female for an excellent seal. Our optional adaptors & hose end fittings will match this perfectly as will other branded fittings. Any unused ports can be blocked off with our blanking caps (sold separately).
You can choose from a hand mirror polished surface, or an optional Black if you are after a sleeker finish.
We have a new hose kit available for the BMW 5 Series. This is a Turbo Intercooler to EGR Hose which fits E60/61 525D/530D.
All our direct replacement hose kits are guaranteed and built with the very best materials on the market. Our hoses are much stronger than others on the market as they have inner liners and minimum 3 ply of reinforcements.most turbo hoses are 4, 5 or 6 ply.
Viper Performance are pleased to bring you a brand new product for 2017. The new 180° Silicone J Hose is a unique hose not available anywhere else. This hose shape is very handy for building various coolant or radiator systems. This hose is generous in length and can be cut down to suit to your required length.
Ideal for those wanting to normally join a couple of 90° elbows and a strait to create a J shape, this hose is made into one piece removing the need to any connectors.