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GT JTDm expanding turbo hoses

I have a GT 1.9 JTDm. I have read various posts regarding the ' hole in bottom turbo hose' caused by rubbing. Whilst searching these threads I have also come across threads refering to the weakness of the turbo hoses resulting in ballooning of these hoses under boost pressure causing a corresponding lack in throttle response. Got someone to rev mine and placed a hand around the upper turbo hose and sure enough as the boost increases so the pipe expands. I have seen various adverts for stronger silicone hoses that do not expand therefore according to the adverts improving response. Any thoughts or experience ??
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Buy a Samco turbo to intercooler hose from Alfaworkshop.I changed the soft Alfa part for one of these and the difference is very noticeable plus it is cheaper than the genuine article and will not wear out.When fitting to a 2.4 like mine you will need to trim about one inch with a sharp blade before fitting.This is one of the easiest and most worthwhile mods you can do to your jtd.
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