Super Long Leg Elbow Hoses – New sizes coming soon!

Here at Viper Performance we offer a wide range of silicone elbows with extra long legs. These high quality hoses will not be found anywhere else on the market! The hose is supplied with legs of equal 300x300mm lengths. This means that you are able to easily cut the hose to the size you need, perfect for when unequal lengths are required!

This unique solution takes away the hassle of having to have your hose custom built, which many manufacturers would not do unless you were ordering large amounts. As this hose also takes away the need for needing joiners, they are also a cost effective solution that save you having to buy many individual components. We have a wide range of sizes available for our long leg elbow hose, giving you even more options.

Due to popular demand, we will soon be releasing new sizes in this extremely popular hose – watch this space!

For more information on our Long leg elbow hoses, please visit our website. 

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J Style Hoses Prove Popular

 

j hosesIt has been just over 6 months since we launched our unique 180° elbow J Hoses that are not available anywhere else. When you’re building a coolant or radiator system, this hose shape is ideal. The generous length of the hose can easily be cut down to suit your desired length. This one piece hose removes the need for connectors that would normally be required to create the ‘J’ shape.

This special shape is perfect for a variety of custom applications. Small diameter hoses are quite flexible, this offering some good tolerances on the angles, and orientation. As the ‘J’ bend removes the need to purchase the variety of components you would ordinarily need to create the same shape, it is an extremely cost effective option.

6 months from its launch, the ‘J’ bend is proving increasingly popular with our customers. This unique hoses boast incredible benefits you won’t find elsewhere. These hoses are normally in stock, ready for 24-48 hour delivery.

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Top Quality Bellow Hoses

bellow hosesOur bellow hoses are specially built with NOMEX that can withstand a maximum working temperature of 220°C. They are ideal for use in areas that are subject to engine vibration or severe engine movement, which may cause other hoses to stress and split. Available with either a twin (TurboLoader Hoses) or quadruple (Articulated hoses) centre hump, convulsions act as bellows and offer flexibility and vibration absorption once mounted. We recommend these hoses to connect your charge cooler/intercooler etc to pipework.

We use 3 or 5 steel rings on the hoses, depending on the length, to prevent “ballooning” under boost or pressure. This enables the hose to keep its shape and integrity in any condition. This product is only available in black and is high quality and high specification.

As of Autumn 2017 we will be launching new sizes for these hoses. Our Turbo Loader hoses will be available in 114mm ID. The new sizes for our articulated hoses will be 70, 89 and 102mm hoses.

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Crimp Style Fittings for 200 Series Hoses

crimp style fittings Our crimp style fittings are specially suited for NBR (nitrile) braided hoses. These crimp style fittings work with 200 series hoses from most brands. Our hose fitting tool makes them easy to fit. Made from high quality, lightweight aluminium, these fittings are available in classic blue and red colourway, or our new high gloss piano black finish.

All of our fittings are CNC machined to absolute precision, giving an unrivaled level of quality. Our fittings are usually in stock, ready for 24-48hr delivery. The fittings are sold in AN-(dash) sizes from -06 to -12 sizes. We purposefully offer a variety of angles for these crimp style fittings to give you freedom and flexibility with your hose.

There is also a wide variety of other fuel system components available from us here at Viper Performance. Be sure to check out our full product range to see all that we have to offer.

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Weld on Bosses – The Perfect Accessory

Our aluminium weld on bosses are an excellent accessory for any aluminium pipe that you wish to modify. The broad flat seat of our aluminium bosses allow for a clean, tidy and easy weld. Specially designed, CNC machined and with a polished finish, these bosses are of the highest quality.

We offer bosses in number of outer diameters and usually have them in stock, ready for fast delivery. Aluminium bosses are ideal for adding a breather onto a pipe. We have available barbed, male AN threaded and female BSP threaded weld-on bosses to suit a variety of needs and applications. We also also offer a variety of other parts and components, perfect for silicone hoses and aluminium pipes, which you can also buy from our professional and diverse product range.

We have a commitment to quality and manufacture all of our parts to a high standard and exact specification. The Viper Performance logo stands for quality, so when you buy from us, you know you’re getting the best.

 

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How Does a Viper Performance Hose Perform?

There are many hoses on the market, all varying in price and quality. Viper Performance is known in the industry for making the best possible quality hoses. This is due to our choice of materials; build specification and the skills of our hose builders.

Most of our silicone hoses have been pressure tested when designed. This is done to withstand maximum pressures allowed by the material. You can see the technical data on our website. All our hoses are built to SAE J20 R1 specification.

The Viper logo stands for quality and supplies many industries who trust the brand. Our hoses are built using the best raw materials available. All of our hoses have an inner liner for added protection, with 3 to 6 ply’s of reinforcement, depending on the hose diameter. When needed, our hoses can be further reinforced with a wire spiral. All branches and take offs are very well bonded onto the body, and built to last. We always use machine metal inserts and specialist silicone adhesives if required. These are the reasons that F1 teams, the military, marine and rail industry trust Viper Performance.

To find out more watch the video below;

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Choosing the Right Hose

When building your fuel system, it is important that you specify which type of braided hose you require, as not all braided hoses are the same. Braided fuel compatible hoses are fantastic for building a professional fuel system to connect your fuel pumps, pressure regulators, fuel tanks, carborators and more.

Here at Viper Performance we offer a wide variety of braided hoses, such as their quality stainless steel double outer braid hose. Whether you’re using a nitrile or PTFE hose, the material inside a hose is important and both types have their advantages and disadvantages.

Nitrile Hoses – Advantages

  • Offer good resistance to oil and fuel
  • Has a better bend radius than PTFE hoses.

PTFE Hoses – Advantages

  • Can be used when running hoses inside the car.
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble
  • Will not smell of fuel vapour.
  • Generally can be slightly cheaper

For more information check out the video below;

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Choosing the Right Exhaust Wrap

Our exhaust wraps are available in three colours (black, natural, titanium) with two material options. All our rolls are 50ft (15meters) in length, and can be either 1” or 2” in width. The wraps are made from a high quality, tightly woven material ideal for wrapping exhaust pipes and manifolds. By using one of our exhaust wraps you are able to protect areas such as wires, electrics, hoses etc from exhaust heat.

Which exhaust wrap to use;

Black: Fibre Glass for up to 550 oC

Natural: Fibre Glass for up to 550 oC

Titanium fibre for very high temperatures rated up to a staggering 700 oC!

 Each roll of Viper exhaust wrap comes with 5 stainless steel ties for free!

For more information about our exhaust wraps, check out the video below;

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Hardline Tube End Fitting Demonstration

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;

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How do Viper hoses compare to other brands?

Viper Performance hoses are fantastic quality and we pride ourselves on being one of the best in the market. Some of the benefits of buying from Viper instead of competitors are:

  • 70 shore hard silicone
  • Only the best reinforcement fabrics such as polyester reinforcements or nomex fabrics for higher temperature applications
  • All hoses feature a 1mm silicone inner liner
  • Colours are vibrant and do not fade
  • Beautifully finished inside and out
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Carry over 80,000 hoses in stock in red blue or black
  • Biggest range of shapes and sizes
  • Bespoke custom hose service available
  • Easy online ordering platform for retail clients

To find out more watch the video below:

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Options for custom silicone hoses

Here at Viper Performance we are able create custom silicone hoses. There are two methods for doing this, producing new tooling or modifying existing tool.

Custom Multiform hoses using new tooling

In order to produce a new hose shape it is essential to have forming tools, this is what moulds the silicone sheets into a hose. We then make a prototype silicone hose for your approval.

In order to produce a hose we will need to see 3d drawing or an original rubber hose. We cannot quote from a sketch, verbal description or photograph.

Get a price for your custom hose here 

Modifying existing tool stock

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.

To find out more please watch the Youtube video below:

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Supplying a range of Industries

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.

For example hoses for the rail industry often require specialist silicone grades for the which use flame and fire retardant low toxicity silicone. Hoses for the marine industry tend to need to be resistant to oily and wet exhaust systems. Wind turbines sometimes require hoses to have an electrical conductivity and food industries requires clear silicone which is FDA approved.

Watch the video to find out more.

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Custom Aluminium Fabrication Video

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.

We stand for quality and as such we only us 6063 T6 seamless aerospace aluminium tubing for our fabrications. Check our our website for minimum orders and more information.

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How it’s made: Silicone Hoses

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.

You can buy our silicone hoses here.

For an in-depth explanation of our silicone hose production process take a look at the video below;

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The low down on silicone hose materials

silicone hoses in engine bay

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

fluro hosesFuel 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.

Turbo Hoses
turbo bellow hoseWhen 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.

Industrial hoses
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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PTFE Teflon Braided Stainless Steel Fuel Hose

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.

You can purchase our PTFE Hoses here

For a better look at our PTFE teflon braided stainless steel fuel hose, take a look at the video below;

 

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New product: Flexible Nitrile fuel filler hose

Nitrile fuel filler hoseWe 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

Click here to buy your flexible nitrile fuel hose

Please see the video below for a demonstration on how flexible the hoses are as the length and diameter affects how bendy the hose is.

*Please note that these hoses are not Suitable for high octane fuels.

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We deliver worldwide!

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:

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Can i put my logo on a hose?

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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Can I Visit Viper Performance?

Viper Performance offers face-to-face discussions by prior appointment for trade clients only. Our dedicated showroom and offices will be the perfect setting to discuss your requirements.

Unfortunately our showroom is not open to the public, our website however has all of the information you should need when buying hoses. Watch the video below to find out how to contact us.

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