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Springs on turbo boot clamps?????

What is the purpose of the springs on the turbo boot clamps???

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I believe they are supposed to prevent overtightening.

IMO, not needed. I have aftermarket clamps from Clay @ Riffraff after I had a OEM clamp break.
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should be to prevent expanding under pressure that causes cracking of the rubber over time.
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they are called constant torque clamps,and that is what they do,
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You can over tighten the spring loaded clamps. This will eventually collapse end of the tube and the pipe will disconnect at high boost. This can make a heck of a noise (like a blown tire), loss of power and black smoke. Followed by you getting dirty on the side of the road. A good backyard gauge for tightening spring loaded turbo clamps is being able to slip your finger nail between the coils.
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when you tighten a clamp, that is as tight as it gets.. the spring puts the clamp under tension all the time. so if the tube expands or contracts the clamp goes with it.. it wont get the chance to blow off as easy
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Constant torque,

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