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Old May 12, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Default is there a noticable gain to switch from 3/8" to 1/2" tubing?

As my question states, I ran a small loop with 3/8" tubing. I'm going to be upgrading the loop to include a triple rad instead of 2 120 rads, and I wanted to know if there is any reason to buy the bigger tubing?

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Old May 12, 2009, 08:52 AM
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Every time this subject has come up it is met with a resounding no. I don't know of any legit reason to use a larger size of tubing, though thicker walled tubing is generally shown to kink less easily.
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perfect. Thanks!
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Old May 12, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Years ago the 1/2" tubing showed great gains, but as the technology improved, the gains declined. They are neglible at best and sometimes non-existant.

see this post for complete test results - TUBE / HOSE SIZES COMPARED: 6mm vs 8mm vs 10mm vs 12mm vs 3/8" vs 7/16" vs 1/2" - O-CuK Forums
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looks is the only reason now
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Yes, 1/2 glows bigger!
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looks is the only reason now

Yeah, if I had a nickel for everytime a girl said, "WOW! Look at the size of that guy's tubing!"
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if you read these posts backwards it's funnier
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