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Which compressions are the best for the money since they are all pretty expensive for a big loop?
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The 6 pack monsoon fitting, great deal and comes with a tool to and extra o-rings
    
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The 6 pack monsoon fitting, great deal and comes with a tool to and extra o-rings

Totally agree.
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I have seen these compressions before but never a six pack, any links thanks?
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The 6 pack monsoon fitting, great deal and comes with a tool to and extra o-rings

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Totally agree.

I bought a 6 pack of the monsoon ones and had nothing but issues with 2 different types of tubing..

I ended up going with the bitspower compression fittings and didnt have a single problem.. very solid
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I bought a 6 pack of the monsoon ones and had nothing but issues with 2 different types of tubing..

I ended up going with the bitspower compression fittings and didnt have a single problem.. very solid

I read about the problems with monsoon fittings being very snug when threading the 2nd piece over the barb. Luckily I didn't have any issues with any of it. Went on smooth and was able to tighten all the fittings by hand, but used the tool for the extra torque.
    
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I read about the problems with monsoon fittings being very snug when threading the 2nd piece over the barb. Luckily I didn't have any issues with any of it. Went on smooth and was able to tighten all the fittings by hand, but used the tool for the extra torque.

i'm not sure about smaller tubing, but my issue was with 1/2 x 5/8 i tried Primochill and Durelene tubing.. i could barely get the top half of the fitting on the tubing and then when i tried to tighten it the tubing would just spin as there wasn't enough clearance for it to spin freely... the one i was able to tighten with the tool pretty much ruined the top half of the fitting... never again.
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Sounds like a lot of mixed reviews, i think they may work, they deff look diff, that alone is a plus.
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what size tube are u using? and what color fitting are u looking for? here's what I use

1/2"ID x 3/4"OD
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14929/ex-tub-1103/Monsoon_Free_Center_Compression_Fitting_-_12ID_x_34OD_-_Modders_6_Pack_Matte_Black_FCC-1234-6P-MB.html?tl=g30c569s1764

 

Those are great, but DAT PRICE. 

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