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Anyone use them? They don't have the normal stop like all the other compression fittings. I have some and tried screwing one on. The screw on part screws right up to your rad/block or whatever you put them in.

When I went to remove it the whole fitting came out because you don't have the small bottom knurl ti grab on too. They should work ok but I guess thats what you get when you try to save a buck.

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This is why I got EK fittings. They were just a tad more expensive, and have the bottom half with knurled lip.
     
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I have them and they're pretty much glorified barbs with a cap. You can still take the top off but you need a firm hold of the tubing, even after taking the cap off its still hard as hell to take the tubing off due to the deathgrip forcing you to unscrew the whole thing.
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*Come on man. Grab the hose and then turn the buckle.

I've used them and they work pretty good. I'd use them again for half the price over my bp compression rig and my enztoech compression rig.
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*Come on man. Grab the hose and then turn the buckle.

I've used them and they work pretty good. I'd use them again for half the price over my bp compression rig and my enztoech compression rig.
I did grab the hose but it didn't really budge. I don't want to have to man handle them, especially when my loop is put together. Seems like the above poster said they are glorified barbs. I guess thats fine though because they look better then barbs.

This is my first loop so you live and learn. Next time I'll spend the extra $20 and get some real ones. I did snag a couple Bitspower rotary 45's and they are sweet.
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If you tightened the compression ring all the way down, then you tightened it too much.

Shrugs, they're just cheap compressions for me. I hate bp compressions cuz they tear your fingers apart and are fat like someones momma making them a pain in the you know what to work with. Enzos are nice because the have a lip on the fitting unlike the bp which slip a lot, but the enzos are a lil small on the inside dia. The xspc were simple, looked decent with their black chrome and cheap as hell.
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If you tightened the compression ring all the way down, then you tightened it too much.

Shrugs, they're just cheap compressions for me. I hate bp compressions cuz they tear your fingers apart and are fat like someones momma making them a pain in the you know what to work with. Enzos are nice because the have a lip on the fitting unlike the bp which slip a lot, but the enzos are a lil small on the inside dia. The xspc were simple, looked decent with their black chrome and cheap as hell.
Well its pretty easy to screw it down all the way. I didn't do it crazy tight just with my hand. Different tubing can seem to make a big difference.
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