The power plants in today's vehicle are extremely efficient as technology
advances every year. Motors are producing more horsepower and torque while
becoming smaller and lighter to increase the overall efficiency of the
In performance applications we always strive to push every ounce of energy
and efficiency out of our engine's but most fail to realize that the more
you upgrade your motor that you must also upgrade the other components in
your vehicle to match the output of your motor.
Horsepower is one of the most saught after goals with engine tuning which is
in actuality a measurement of energy/heat. So as we increase our
horsepower, we also increase the heat that our engines push out. This
places a strain on our OEM Cooling systems which can easily be overwhelmed.
The radiator and water pumps are often constructed of metal components
which can take quite a bit of abuse. But most forget that the plumbing of
our cooling systems are constructed of flexible soft-rubber hoses that are
easily overwhelmed and can burst under the rigors of competition.
As the coolant in our systems heat up, they attempt to expand; this is why
we upgrade our radiator caps, so that they can take the added pressure
before opening into an evac or overflow canister. At the same time, the
plumbing also begins to expand which can cause cracks to form and burst
overtime due to heat.
Megan Racing has now developed a line of Silicone-based coolant hoses that
are designed to take a higher range of heat and coolant pressures than OEM
hoses. Silicone has a much higher tensile strength than the OEM rubber
hoses which will prevent the hoses from expanding which will keep your
coolant from creating air-bubbles in the system which can reduce the
efficiency of coolant flow throughout your power plant.
Created with competition vehicles in mind these hoses are the ideal upgrade
for any vehicles that strive to increase the efficiency of their vehicle the
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