Should I use an exhaust wrap?

Bronze titanium exhaust wrap An exhaust wrap is a fantastic heat protection product. In addition to making your header look great exhaust wraps also give you performance enhancements. You will see a reduction in temperatures around the exhaust resulting in more horsepower.

This increase in horsepower is down to increased engine efficiency. The exhaust wrap keeps heat in the header instead of it dissipating around the engine.

Exhaust wraps impact on performance

When heat is contained in the exhaust it improves the flow of exhaust gasses throughout the entire system. The faster exhaust gasses move, the more power you’ll receive. In a dyno test by Hot Rod Magazine they found exhaust wraps significantly reduced engine temperatures.

Viper Exhaust wrapsHow to install an exhaust wrap

Installing exhaust wraps on your motorcycle exhaust or car manifold is simple. Grab one of our exhaust wraps which come in different roll sizes. To fasten your exhaust wrap, you may also require stainless steel cable ties. Each order comes with 5 stainless steel cable ties for free! We also have packs of 20 or 100 cable ties available to buy.

Viper Exhaust Wraps

Different wrap roll sizes are available to suit your application. We offer 2 grades of exhaust wrap here at Viper Performance:

1 – Fiber Glass exhaust wraps for 550°C – For Manifold available in Natural or Black.

2 – Titanium exhaust wraps 700°C – For Manifold available in a very attractive Bronze colour.

For more information or to purchase your exhaust wrap please click here.

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How our products can work together

aluminium pipes and silicone hosesOur online shop allows for single purchases of silicone hoses and aluminium pipes but our products are showcased at there best when combined. By joining our aluminium pipes and silicone hoses you can achieve any shape.

We have an extensive range of silicone hose elbows to acquire the correct angles and have straight length hoses up to 4 meters. Our aluminium range consists of a range of elbow hose joiners, straight connectors and reducing pieces.

This flexibility means that you can create bespoke Intercoolers, Radiators, Air induction, Superchargers, intercooler systems. You can do this from stock pieces via our online shop, or if you are a fabricator or distributor then we can discuss bespoke options. We also stock hose clamps to make securing the sections together seamless. Click here to view our clamps.

Silicone and Aluminium Parts for fabricators

Silicone Hoses and Aluminium Pipes

We know from experience that our parts offer fabricators the opportunity to create great pieces of kit to re sell. An exceptionally high quality, and reliable product (lifetime warranty on hoses) means that our trade customers are never disappointed.

You will find the largest range of shapes, sizes, and diameters available immediately in stock. From enquiry to finished delivered product, you will receive the level of service you expect from a professional company, with all of our attention focused on quality and customer satisfaction. Confidentiality and integrity is always assured. We are also able to put your branding onto our silicone hoses, which is something other manufactures are not willing to do.


If you are after one off parts to work together head over to our online shop and view our stock of silicone hoses and aluminium pipes.

If you are a fabricator or distributor interested in working with us here at Viper Performance we would love to hear from you please give us a call on 01952 670 702.

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How to prepare your car for the summer

Most people understand that preparing your car for the winter months is essential for safety, but do you prepare for summer too? Heat and dust can take a toll on your vehicle and impact its ability to perform. As well as the regular checks, which you should do periodically, there are season specific things that you can you do to ensure your car is ready and prepped for the sunshine.

Check your cooling system

One of the biggest dangers whilst driving in the summer is of course overheating. Ensure that your cooling system is properly topped up with the right mix of coolant and water, and ensure that your vehicle’s water is properly filled. Another element to check is air intakes, be sure to check that they are free from debris and dirt, blockages may contribute to overheating problems.

Change Oil on older cars

If you have a relatively new car then it should be fine to run on the same kind of oil all year round. Older cars however may benefit from an oil change in the summer. Heavier oils will help compensate for internal engine wear and offer better protection for your engine in higher temperatures.

Change Air Filters

Large amounts of pollen can clog up your ventilation systems, as well as upsetting hay fever suffering passengers. Air filters are very easy to replace and you can even purchase washable or reusable filters. Be sure to check the cabin filter too, stopping the internal air from becoming stuffy.

Regularly turn on Air Conditioning

Lack of use can mean that air conditioning does not operate at its maximum output when you need it most. This is why it is important to regularly turn on your AC at all times of year. If you haven’t turned on your air con for a long time then make it today.

Summer Tyres

Summer can be as tough on your tyres as the winter months. Sunlight and heat can work in tandem to break down the rubber. You can choose all season tyres of course but they do tend to be a compromise. The ideal situation is to use wider wheels and summer tyres in the sunshine months and keep your hardwearing winter tyres stored for when they are needed most.

It’s best to be proactive and ensure your car is safe to run to avoid any unwanted breakdowns or damage to parts. When you’re happy with the cars condition why not check out our recent blog showing some of the best UK driving roads and really test out your wheels.

Disclaimer: This blog is for guidance only. If you feel there are any issues with your vehicle in preparation for summer please seek the expert advice of a garage.

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Some of the UK’s Best Driving Roads

Best UK driving roadsSo finally it looks like we are about to descend into summer. What better way to celebrate than to jump in the car and enjoy the beauty of the UK and some of its fine roads. To help you along the way we’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best driving roads for your enjoyment. So get your driving playlist ready, and lets hit play:

Hardknott Pass

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1. Hardknott Pass, the Lake District
As I can testify this is not a road for the faint-hearted. This one is for confident drivers, many drivers will agree that the contours of a map fail to capture the reality of the roads. Described by Alfred Wainwright as “a heart-stopping series of sharp and narrow hairpin bends.” This is has to be one of the UK’s most thrilling (or terrifying) roads to drive. Click here for route

Snake Pass

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2. The Snake Pass, Peak District
Snake pass is the name of the A57 road where it crosses the Peak District, between Manchester and Sheffield. The name usually refers to the section between Glossop and Ladybower reservoir. The Snake Pass was listed as one of the best driving roads by Auto Trader magazine in 2009. Its apt name matches the winding nature of this route. Drivers will enjoy superb scenery, particularly at the start of the descent into Glossop. Click here for a route

Llanberis Pss

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3. The Llanberis Pass, Wales
If its stunning scenery that you’re pining for then get behind the wheel and head to Wales. Llanberis Pass is the road, which takes you from the village of Capel Curig to Caernarfon. Mountains and crystal clear lakes will be your backdrop on this incredible drive. You and your passengers will find yourself escorted by the lake for over a mile until you meet miles of gentle gradients and easy corners. This isn’t a road for the speed demon but rather those looking to take a calmer pace and fully appreciate the beauty that nature has carved for your enjoyment. Click here for a route

Loch Lomond4. Glasgow to Fort William
Running approximately 140 miles this is a run for those who love a long stint in the car. The A82 is the principal route from Lowland Scotland to the western Scottish Highlands. Passing along the shores of Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and in the shadow of Ben Nevis this is a picturesque drive. Click here for a route

St Ives5. St Ives to St Just
If you’re looking to enjoy some of the South West’s finest then take a look at the B3306 from St Ives to St Just. You can expect to enjoy 13 miles of sweeping bends, short straights and tight turns and the views aren’t too shabby either. This one does require full concentration from the beginning and a keen eye for walkers, bikers and livestock. But get it right and it will make you feel alive like few other roads in the UK. Click here for a route

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What is Platinum Cured Silicone?

In a platinum-based silicone cure system two different chemical groups react in the presence of platinum. Unlike the traditional Peroxide cured materials Platinum Cured Silicone does not use peroxides as part of the catalysing process. These can sometimes leave trace elements after post cure causing contamination.

As a result Platinum Curing is becoming a more popular choice in many industries including medical, food, drink or dairy applications.

Benefits of platinum cured silicone

There are a range of benefits when choosing platinum cured silicone over alternatives:

  • High tear strength
  • excellent translucency so more visibility through the material
  • non yellowing
  • no peroxide by-products
  • highly hydrophobic
  • extended life in Peristaltic pumps

Platinum cured silicone applications

Due to its advantages as listed above there are many industries now seeking platinum cured silicone products. These include:

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications; platinum-cured silicone tubing is an excellent choice for fluid transfer. Its high temperature resistance and fewer potential leachables make it a perfect fit for medical use. Silicone maintains the purity of sensitive fluids due to its excellent biocompatibility and chemical inertness . This type of tubing has smooth surfaces and lower protein binding levels which is another selling point for this particular application.

Food and Drink applications; platinum-cured silicone tubing has revolutionised the transfer of liquids in drinks machines. Traditional peroxide-cured silicone tubing can impair the taste of liquids due to tainting, platinium cured tubing does not have this down side. It’s high tensile strength also means that it’s an ideal fit for food industries.

Dairy applications; Platinum cured silicone is ideal for use in the dairy industry due to its high mechanical wear and excellent tear strength. In comparison to conventional black rubber tubing often used for milking, platinum cured tubes do not harden and corrode with use. Instead, this extremely durable product is made using highly polished dies to create an extra smooth inner bore to improve flow rate and hygeine levels.

Viper Performance products

Here at Viper we supply only the highest quality platinum grade silicone available on the market, with a very high level of purity. Sold here in 5 Meter continuous lengths. Click here to read a blog all about our FDA Platinum Silicone Tubing and find out how to buy yours.

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Our FDA Platinum Silicone Tube

We recently wrote a blog about the benefits of platinum cured silicone, it is clear to see why many industries are now seeking this material. We are always looking to meet the needs of the market and therefore we now have FDA Platinum Silicone Tube available in a number of sizes.

Here at Viper we use the highest quality Platinum grade silicone available on the market, with a very high level of purity.

As we stated in our recent blog the advantages of platinum curing are:

– Non yellowing
– No peroxide by-products
– High tear strength
– High gloss finish
– Excellent quality
– Highly hydrophobic
– Extended life in Peristaltic pumps

We sell the tubing in 5 Meter continuous lengths, by purchasing multiples, they will be continuous up to 25 meters.

Click here to buy this product online

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Cutting through steel braided hoses

We recently wrote a piece about how to cut silicone hoses, but then someone asked the question, what about braided hoses?

If you have cut steel braiding before you may have found yourself with split or frayed edges. On our website we sell specialist heavy duty braided hose cutters which will eliminate this problem. They will effortlessly slice through those braided fuel and hydraulic fluid hoses in seconds.

These hose cutters are built from solid steel and are very sharp. The long reach handles on these cutters will help to cut through large hoses up to sizes of AN-16 in nitrile or PTFE. Hydraulic hose cutting tool comes with easy grip rubber handles.

Click here to buy this specialist product today. Or if you want to see the cutters in action take a look at the Youtube video below:

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What difference do silicone hoses make?

Why silicone instead of rubberOne of the biggest questions, when people consider upgrading a vehicles standard rubber hoses, is will it really make a difference. Considering what the benefits and drawbacks are for both options can make you better informed as to whether you should upgrade.

Below we have answered some of the most common questions regarding silicone superiority, effects on performance and applications that silicone may not be the best for.

Why are silicone hoses better than rubber?

There are a few reasons why silicone hoses are often considered superior to rubber. Below we have given just 5 examples of the benefits of silicone

1. Flexibility and resilience
Silicone hoses benefit from superior flexibility compared to rubber. They maintain this flexibility over their lifespan unlike rubber hoses. This reduces the risk that your hoses will split, harden, or become dry rotted.

2. Lifespan
Silicone hoses last practically forever and might possibly outlast your car. Because they have such a long lifespan, they can average out to a lower cost per mile compared to rubber hoses, even though their upfront cost is higher. Here at Viper Performance we are so confident in the longevity of silicone hoses that we offer a lifetime warranty for all our branded hoses if used for the correct application.

3. Operating Temperature Range
One of the main reasons people change to silicone is the operating temperature, it’s all about thermodynamics. The idea of a silicone hose is that you replace the standard hose so it doesn’t expand and get hot under pressure. Silicone hoses are capable of carrying fluids at much higher temperatures than rubber. If you’re building a racing vehicle or adding a turbocharger to your engine, silicone is the way to go.

4. Noise and vibration control
Silicone has a good ability to dampen sounds and vibrations, keeping a quiet and stable profile. Rubber has been known to be a source of noise due to the friction between the rubber and the mating surface.

5. Aesthetics
One of the most obvious advantages of upgrading hoses under the bonnet is how they look. The colours available in silicone hose ranges mean they are often a keen favourite with car enthusiasts who like show their engine bays. The vibrant blue and red hoses can really set off an engine. But if you’re not into colourful interiors silicone hoses are also available in black.

Do silicone hoses improve performance?

The reason people started manufacturing silicone hoses for the automotive industry in the first place was because silicone material offers such a valuable performance enhancement. So the simple answer is yes.

As we have mentioned above silicone has superior heat tolerance when compared to rubber, this is the major reason why silicone is the material of choice for performance-enhanced vehicles. If you add a nice turbocharger to your engine, you’ll get some great power, but if you neglect to upgrade your hoses at the same time, you will potentially drive all that extra heat into hoses that aren’t equipped to handle it.

Silicone is a very stable material that acts almost like new, even when it’s not. While rubber hoses are prone to cracking, getting stiff, or becoming dry rotted over time the resilience of silicone means that this is less likely. Anyone who has had a hose leak will know what a headache this is to diagnose and correct so upgrading to silicone will definitely impact your performance for the better.

Are there any applications where silicone is not best?

Of course, there are applications where silicone is simply not the best material to use. Its molecular structure doesn’t play well with oil, fuel, and other oil-based products. Here at Viper Performance we do have the ability to add a specialist fluro lining to our silicone hoses. This makes the hoses ideal for contact with Oils / Oil mists and for the transfer of fuels. This highly specialised product has a working temperature from -50° to +170°C. Alternativeley we also stock braided fuel hoses.

Here at Viper Performance we love helping people get the silicone hose they need and achieving the performance they have always longed for. To take a look at our silicone hose ranges all available from stock please click here.


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The 6 New Motoring laws of 2018

There have probably been many changes to the highway code since you first learnt to drive. Many of them are small changes that won’t affect your every day commute or maintenance of your vehicle. This year however has brought about some significant new motoring laws, which could affect all of us. It is therefore imperative that you are aware of these new rules so you are not surprised when you get to your next MOT or when you drive next to a learner of the motorway.

We have summarised some of the major new motoring laws below:

new mot rules1. New MOT Rules

The MOT could become much harder to pass this year. The current advisories system will be no more, vehicles will now be rated out of three categories Minor, Major and Dangerous faults. Minor faults will work like the previous advisory system and therefore a minor fault will not result in a MOT fail. The new dangerous fault however will mean that a car cannot be driven away from the test centre until it has been fixed.

Other changes to MOT legislation regard testable items, these include:
• A check of diesel filters now forming part of the test, if a DPF has been removed or tampered with it will result in an instant fail.
• High definition headlamp bulbs have been outlawed
• Reversing lights will be tested for the first time
• Your car can also fail if brake fluid is visually deteriorated
• Classic cars over 40 years old will now be exempt from testing

2. Fines for misusing motorways

Highways England are getting tougher on motorists who misuse motorways. Inappropriate use of the hard shoulder is an offence under motorway traffic regulations and now motorists will be punished with a £100 fine and three penalty points on their license. Its also been made easier to catch people in the act as new Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras have been introduced on major motorways. If a driver uses the hard shoulder on a managed motorway when it isn’t open, or drives in a lane with a red ‘X’ above it, the cameras will automatically trigger a penalty.

Learner driver on motorway3. Learner drivers allowed on motorways

From 4th June 2018 Learner drivers will be able to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor.

Learner drivers will need to be accompanied by an approved driving instructor and be driving a car fitted with dual controls. For many years drivers have had the option to take pass plus tests once they have passed their main driving test but government research found that very few drivers were taking these motorway lessons. Motorway driving will not however form part of your driving test.

It is important to note that the change only applies to learner drivers of cars. Learner motorcyclists won’t be allowed on motorways. For more information please visit

driving test changes4. Changes to the driving test

Although motorway driving has not made it onto the test criteria there have been some changes to the driving test in 2018.

In addition to the independent driving element of the current test, where the examiner gives no instructions for 10 minutes, the new test will include a section where drivers are expected to follow instructions from a sat nav. This is aimed at proving that they can follow the directions safely.

There have also been changes to the manoeuvres asked of drivers.
Two key manoeuvres have been axed, with drivers now only tested on three – a parallel park on the side of the road, parking in a bay and a pulling up on the right hand side of the road.

Changes have also been made to the ‘show me, tell me’ part of the test. The ‘show me’ questions will be asked during the test. The driver will be asked to demonstrate a function of the car, for example how the windscreen wipers work, or how to demist the windscreen.

Tax on diesel cars5. Tax hike for diesel drivers

Newly registered diesel cars will now be hit with a tax hike of up to £500. These changes will apply to new cars bought after April that do not meet the latest emission standards. For these cars, the Vehicle Exercise Duty will go up one band, adding between £20-£500 to year one rates depending on how dirty the car is.

New car seat rules6. Changes to children’s car seats

Rules around child car seat safety have changed significantly. The biggest change refers to backless booster seat models. New models of backless booster seats will only be suitable for children taller than 125cm or weighing more than 22kg.

You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight. The car seat required is slightly different depending on which way you decide to choose. Children must use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

The best way to ensure you meet the guidelines is to check out the government guidelines here. If you use the height based system all children below 15 months old must now travel in a backwards-facing car seat.

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How Do I Cut a Silicone Hose?

Cutting silicone hosesThere are situations where you may want to cut a silicone hose to make it smaller. It is essential that you do this in the right way to give a good finish and you do not compromise the efficiency of the hose.

There are right and wrong ways to cut silicone hoses, the correct way will depend on the hose size that you are working with. There are many questions we often get asked which we have answered below:

How do I cut small diameter unreinforced hoses or tubing?

For unreinforced silicone tubing up to around 8mm you can simply cut the tube with wire cutters, pliers or scissors.

How do I cut small diameter reinforced silicone hoses?

Small diameter reinforced silicone hoses can be cut with a parcel knife or Stanley blade. You should always ensure you use a brand new blade and please watch your fingers. This method with work on up to 25mm diameter hoses. When cutting do not roll the hose as you risk cutting you fingers

Can I use a hacksaw to cut silicone hoses?

Never use a hacksaw for any diameter hose this will create frayed material and debris inside hoses.

Can I use a vice to hold my hose whilst cutting?

If you have a vice this will make securing small hoses easier and therefore can be used for small projects. We do not advise using a vice for larger hoses as the hose will deform and move, the result will be a ruined hose.

How do I cut large diameter silicone hoses?

We will take you through the step by step process of successfully cutting large diameter silicone hoses with good results.
You will need: T bolt hose clamp to suit the size of hose, A spanner for the clamp and a Stanley knife with a brand new blade.
1. Mark the hose to cut with a permanent marker
2. Line up the clamp, tighten and secure.
3. Keep your fingers away. Now slowly use the edge of the clamp as a cutting guide. Cut along until you reach the bridge of the clamp.
4. When you reach the bridge of the clamp, you will loose that line. Rotate and readjust the clamp to get that straight line
5. Cut some more until the entire diameter is cut
6. Remove the clamp and admire your job.

Please note that our silicone hoses are perfectly cut in the factory and therefore it is impossible to get these same results at home. The tips above will give you a good result but this may take some practice. For more help please watch our how to video on youtube:

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Our 180 degree aluminium pipe bends

Our aluminium pipes are polished and roll beaded and of the finest grade 6063 alloy for easy welding. Our 180 degree hose joiner have roll beaded ends for best hose retention. Hose Joiners are ideal for joining hoses for Intercoolers, Radiators, Air induction, Superchargers, intercooler systems or for making any D.I.Y system. Our mandrel bends have the tightest bend radius on the market.

Some features of our aluminium Hose Joiners:

– Mandrel bent,
– Mirror polished
– Roll beaded ends for best hose retention,
– Seamless tubing,
– Wall thickness 1.6 to 2.0mm,
– Tightest bend radius on market
– Clean finish ready to use,

For more information on our aluminium pipe bends, please visit our website. 

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What comes in our Vacuum Tubing Kits?

Our vacuum tubing is now available in Extra Value convenient kit packs. These packs include 3,4,5 and 8mm ID tubing perfect for a variety of applications. We include cable ties and nylon tube connectors in the packs

• Vacuum lines
• Brake servo
• Breathers
• Boost controllers
• Dump valves
• Windscreen wipers

Buy yours here

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Why we produce 4 meter hoses

As well as our silicone elbows and 1-2 meter long hoses we also offer a 4 meter long straight lengths. Offering 4 meter lengths eradicates the need to buy four separate lengths and join and clamp them together. Any join creates a potential area for leaks and therefore one single piece will provide you with a quality leak free connection.

These continuous 4 meter lengths are available in selected sizes from 8mm up to 32mm diameter (please visit the website to check sizes available).

They are ideal for water, breathers, air connections without making a join. The length also makes them ideal for non automotive applications.

Available from 3 to 5 ply with a reinforced construction these straight hoses offer excellent build quality with an inner liner. Thanks to our quality material, and fabrics, our small diameter lengths are very flexible and achieve a very good bend radius.

To find out more and buy your 4 meter hose click here.

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SuperFlexi Silicone Hoses

superflexi hoses

When carrying out work on your vehicle, it can sometimes be difficult to achieve the desired result when you’re restricted to rigid angled hoses. This is why we offer super flexible silicone hoses. These are particularly useful for coolant and bottom radiator connections, which can be tricky to access.

These hoses can bend to almost any shape, giving you ultimate flexibility. In addition to their flexibility, these hoses can also withstand higher pressures thanks to the steel wire spiral that is embedded into the reinforcement piles.

Available in blue, red an black, these hoses can give a striking appearance. We recommend using T Bolt clamps with our hoses, which you can also purchase from ourselves.

For more information on our SuperFlexi silicone hoses, please visit our website.


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Flexible Cuffed Coolant Hoses

cuffed hoses

In some applications, a pre-moulded elbow hoses cannot give the necessary angles needed for a tidy and efficient engine bay. This is why Viper Performance offers flexible cuffed coolant hoses, which give an excellent bend radius, thanks to the wire helix embedded into the wall of the hose. These work fantastically to connect your coolant or water hoses.

The hoses are specifically designed with a 50mm non-wired section at either end of the hose so that they are easy to connect and clamp. The hoses do not remember their shape, so they may need to be supported in some situations.

For more information on our flexible cuffed hoses, please click here. Alternatively, please give us a call and we will be happy to talk through your requirements with you to make the best recommendation.

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Turbo Loader Hump Hose

bellow hose

The last thing you want to happen to your engine bay is for a hose to crack. However, this can happen if the correct hose is not specified. For areas of heavy vibration or where engine movement may be severe, you need a heavy duty hose that can handle the extra pressure.

We offer a turbo loader hump hose which has two convolutions, specifically designed to not stress or split under heavy engine vibration. The twin humps work a mini bellow. This gives the hose vibration absorption once fitted.

We particularly recommend these hose for areas such as connecting charge coolers/intercoolers where vibration and movement can be particularly high. They are specially manufactured with NOMEX, making them extremely resistant to high temperatures.

For more information about our turbo loader hump hose, please visit our website.

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The difference between PTFE and Nitrile Rubber Hoses

nitrile vs ptfe


When upgrading your engine bay or fuel system, it can be difficult to know exactly what type of hose you need. With so many hoses on the market, you may run into problems selecting the correct material hose for your desired application. This piece is designed to help you understand the difference between PTFE and Nitrile rubber hoses, so that you can choose the correct one for you.

As with everything, PTFE and Nitrile rubber hoses both have their advantages and disadvantages. Understanding them is important, as it could make a big difference to your fuel system.

Nitrile rubber braided hoses offer great resistance to oil and fuel. The flexible rubber means that nitrile rubber hoses offer an excellent bend radius. This means that you can create the desired system without the need for extra fittings and angles. The hoses can be bent and fixed as needed, resulting in a sleek and tidy fuel system.

However, nitrile rubber hoses should never be run inside the cabin as fuel fumes can permeate through the wall of the hose. They should only be run in areas such as underneath the car, or under the hood.

For hoses that need to be run inside the cabin, PTFE hoses are ideal, as fuel fumes will not permeate the hose walls. However, as PTFE hoses have a significantly reduced bend radius, more angle and end fittings may be required, which increases the chance of a leak occurring in the system. While PTFE hoses are generally cheaper, the savings are often spent on the extra fittings that are required. An additional benefit however is that PTFE hoses are lightweight, so if weight is a concern, PTFE hoses might be the ideal solution for your fuel line.

For more information about our PTFE or nitrile hoses, you can visit our main website. Alternatively, you can get in touch and we would be happy to talk through your requirements with you.

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Elbow Aluminium Hose Joiners available!

elbow hose
Designed to perfectly fit with any universal silicone hose, our aluminum hose joiners are perfect for a wide range of applications. We recommend this high quality product for intercoolers, radiators, air induction systems, superchargers, and intercooler systems or for creating a D.I.Y system. As they are mirror polished, these joiners will look perfect in your engine bay. Offering the tightest bend radius on the market, you will have the flexibility to create the perfect system for you.

We currently have large amounts of stock available for our 45o and 90o elbow hose joiners. These joiners are roll beaded, ready for use. If you cut the pipes, we can re-bead them for just £2.50.

elbow hoseFor more information about our aluminium hose joiners, please visit our product page.

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Viperflex Neoprene Air Ducting

flexible air ductingOur lightweight and super flexible neoprene ducting hoses are ideal for multiple applications. We recommend this products for air intake, induction, and cone air filters, as well as hot and cold air extraction, exhaust gas, dust extraction and heater hoses.

We have a range of neopreneair ducting available, depending on the temperature that the ducting needs to withstand. All of our ducting has a bronze plated steel wire spiral, which gives the ducting a tight bend radius and flexibility.


  • Black Neoprene Ducting – for temperatures up to 150oC
  • Brown High Temperature Glass Ducting – For temperatures up to 330oC
  • Specialist Ducting with cuffs and silicone lining.
  • Exhaust Ducting
  • Layflat Ducting
  • Aviation Ducting
  • Teflon and Kevlar reinforced ducting.

For more information about our different neoprene air ducting, please visit or website.

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Superb Quality Stainless Steel Braided Hose

braided hoses Our stainless steel braided hoses are the perfect solution for oil, fuel, carburettor, water and vacuum lines. The excellent bend radius means you can create the ideal lines for you. These hoses are double braided, meaning they are capable of withstanding high pressures.

Here at Viper Performance, we put quality at the heart of everything we do. This means that every single product in our range is of superior quality and is made to last.

We supply our stainless steel braided hoses in multiples of 1 metre, so when purchasing please enter the number of meters you require in the quantity selection (e.g for 3 meters, enter QTY 3).


  • Sold in sizes from DASH-4 to DASH-12.
  • Handle temperatures from -40oC to +135oC.
  • Crimp and push on fittings available.

For more information about our stainless steel braided hoses, please visit our website.  


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