To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
They are okay, do not leak. But they are a pain to assemble. The vibrant fittings are much easier to assemble. If you don’t mind paying a little extra save yourself the headache and go with vibrant. Plus the finish looks better, does not fray the line, doesn’t push line out when fastening.
Like many that use AN fittings in the past we assume that -8 is -8 ... After plumbing 30 or 40 cars in my life time i have a good grasp of how these fittings work ... First lets get this all cleared up ... These hose ends are not to be used with STAINLESS STEEL BRAIDED HOSE .. they are to be used with nylon braided hose ... if you try to install this style from this brand on your silver stainless steel hose it will be a disaster ... if you install these fittings on the black nylon braided hose it will work perfect and easy to install ... the description of the product is not clear about this in fact the description pretty much leads you to believe you have bought exactly what you need .... DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU ARE RUNNING STAINLESS BRAIDED HOSE .. THE SHINNY STUFF ... THIS IS FOR BLACK NYLON BRAIDED HOSE
Zero stars. Spend the money on Russell or Aeroquip or even Jegs. Absolutely hands down the biggest trash garbage piece of aluminum made to imitate an actual AN fitting. The sleeve was so undersized where it first slides onto the hose that it wouldn’t even go on with a kool tool. That was with black nylon braided line much less steel braided line. All it did was push the braid back and bunch it up. Cut and re-tried 3 times. Same result. And I’ve installed hundreds of fittings with ease. I only ordered this because of next day delivery. Spend the money on Russell or Aeroquip or even Jegs.
As noted by other reviewers, you get what you pay for. Other fittings may be easier to fit and I did struggle greatly with getting my braided hose into this fitting (90 degree 10AN). The secret is to recognize that the threading is left handed for the hose. So when pushing the hose into the fitting before putting it together, make sure you turn it the opposite way that you'd expect. You may need to use a flat head screwdriver to push in stray braiding threads, but it *will* get there eventually!
Terrible fittings, the quality fittings have about 1/4 of an inch if smooth surface before the ribs to aid in getting it over the braided hose. These have about 1/16 so you destroy hise and punch a lot of things trying to get them on (kidding about the punching but it does suck). Spend the extra few dollars on the good ones if it's going on a fuel system. You'll ruin more hose and your hands than it's worth. These were for a breather system so I made them work but it was terrible. If you have a ton of patience and it won't be under a lot of pressure these could work.
Those seems to be a good quality product, but they are NOT designed for stainless braided lines. Granted it was my first time making such connections, but I couldn't believe how hard it was to get them over the stainless braided lines.... this was pure evil (pun intended) and I got extremely frustrated and though it was just me not knowing how to do it properly. I decided to give a try with a brand name fitting, and Holley (intended too) Molly it was so much easier to get it over the braid, a real pleasure to make your own lines.
While these seem to fit the -6 fittings I have, they are not standard -6 wrench size. If you have a set of non-mar AN wrenches and want to use them, don't get these. Go get russel or aeromotive or summit or whatever. These use an 18mm wrench size instead. I guess a mm aluminum non Mar would work. But heads up! I haven't pressure up tbr fuel system yet. I bought these to get in a hurry and sure hope they seal right. Edit: after getting the an4 fittings, and those not fitting the wrenches either, plus the aluminum is soft and tbe anodizing easily marred, I decided to send them all back. They are no cheaper than a good brand, and the quality is terrible.