Aeroquip Performance manufacturers its own hose and fittings. Aeroquip engineer and test each hose length and fitting tolerance to stringent factors of safety. Hoses and fittings are tested to work together as an assembly, ensuring a proper fit.
The most popular racing hose in the market for over 75 years. AQP Racing Hose also features an AQP elastomer inner tube that is resistant to oxidation, the effects of ozone and other various agents present in the air. Match AQP Racing Hose to Aeroquip’s wide range of aluminum crimp and reusable fittings for a leak free fit. Especially flexible as compared to other stainless hoses on the market, it is easy to work with, and its stainless steel cover will ensure long lasting durability.
Startlite Racing Hose
The ultimate lightweight, top performing hose. Featuring a lighterweight Nomex¹ blended outer cover, Startlite is up to 45% lighter than stainless braided hoses resulting in a very flexible hose you can cut with shears. With the same AQP inner tube as the stainless braided hose, Startlite remains compatible with petroleum and synthetic lubricants, hydrocarbon fuels and liquid engine coolants, and operates at higher temperatures for long work periods. Match Startlite Racing Hose to Aeroquip’s wide range of aluminum crimp and reusable fittings for a leak free fit.
The fastest and easiest to assemble. Socketless hose is easily joined to a full line of compatible Socketless fittings, no wrenching necessary! Featuring the same AQP inner hose material as the stainless braid and Startlite hoses, Socketless is compatible with petroleum and synthetic lubricants, hydrocarbon fuels and liquid engine coolants. It operates at higher temperatures for longer work periods. Match Socketless Hose to Aeroquip’s wide range of aluminum reusable Socketless fittings featuring a 2 and 3 barbed design for extra grip.
A/C Stainless Braided Hose
Specifically engineered for air conditioning lines. This attractive hose has a stainless braided outer cover with a nylon inner tube for superior refrigerant compatibility. Match our A/C Hose to Aeroquip’s wide range of nickel plated reusable air conditioning fittings for a leak free connection.
AQP High Pressure Hose
Specifically engineered for high pressure lines found both in the pit, and at the track. The construction of this hose makes it ideal for use under high pressure conditions. With a single wire braid reinforcement, it maxes out at a 2,250 PSI operating pressure. Match High Pressure Hose to Aeroquip’s wide range of specially designed high pressure steel fittings and adapters for a leak free connection.
Teflon® Racing Hose
Specifically engineered for superior fluid compatibility and low permeation. When pressures and temperatures are high, this is your hose of choice. No other hose product offers the performance and efficiency of this stainless braided, Teflon® inner tube for superior fluid compatibility. Match Teflon® Racing Hose to Aeroquip’s wide range of steel fittings for a leak free connection.
Reusable Aluminum Fittings
Aeroquip Performance offers a full line of compatible hose fittings to pair to its hoses. Fully engineered, tested and qualified with each hose, count on Aeroquip fittings for a leak free fit. Aeroquip Performance qualifies all of its hoses and corresponding fittings to work as an assembly resulting in a confidence you can only get from Aeroquip Performance products.
Designed to fit both the AQP Racing Hose and Startlite hoses, our aluminum reusable fittings offer the best value. Use and reuse interchangeably between the two hose types. The fittings use a compression style design preventing damage to the inside of the hose’s inner tube. These fittings are also designed to swivel, easing alignment during installation. Fittings range in size and configuration to match to each hose style.
Crimp Aluminum Fittings
Designed to fit both the AQP Racing Hose and Startlite hoses, aluminum crimp fittings offer lightweight compatibility. Marked with a scribe line, use the ET1000 or the ProCrimp 1380 machines for the perfect crimp assembly.
Aluminum Socketless Fittings
Designed with 2 and 3 barbed ends to create the connection, Aeroquip’s Socketless fittings are extremely easy to work with! Connecting the hose and fittings simply requires slipping the hose onto the fitting - no wrenches required! Under pressure the hose contracts to create a tight fit around the fitting.
Make your own Air Conditioning assemblies using the nickel plated, reusable fittings. Designed to pair with Aeroquip’s stainless braided a/c hose for a DIY a/c hose assembly made right in your garage! Complete with charge ports, these nickel plated fittings feature an o-ring ferrule to ensure a superior seal when paired with Aeroquip’s a/c stainless braided hose. Choose from a wide array of sizes and configurations engineered for a precise fit.
Teflon® Steel Fittings
Uniquely designed to handle the pressures, temperatures, and fluids often seen by these hose assemblies, the Teflon® hose reusable steel fittings feature a swivel body to ease in the installation of the hose assembly.
Quick Drain Pan Couplings
Aeroquip Performance offers several coupling styles depending on your application. From oil to coolant to fuel, Aeroquip Performance has a coupling to ease the transfer of fluids during an oil change, refilling radiator/coolant, or connecting/disconnecting fuel lines. Aeroquip Performance offers one of the largest adapter selections on the market. Available in more than 4 color offerings, count on Aeroquip to have the adapters you need! Available in popular colors like red, blue, nickel and black adapters play a key role in bringing together any plumbing project. Featuring the AN standard sizing, Aeroquip’s adapters conform to common measurements for the outer diameter of hoses and fittings.
Keep that shop floor free from stains! Eliminate the potential for spillage with this quick drain oil pan coupling. Great for street cars, hot rods, race cars and boats, use this coupling set to drain oils directly into a waste container.
Quick Connect for Fuel and Brake/Clutch Couplings
Wish you could disconnect brake and clutch lines as well as fuel lines without losing fluid? Check out this quick connect coupling pair available in bulkhead and non bulkhead configurations.
Introducing the new ET1000 hose crimping machine. Featuring a stylish housing and cylinder body perfect for your most discriminating shop or race trailer decor. Boasting great looks, a broad crimp capability, and ease of use, this portable crimp machine quickly crimps hose assemblies powered using either an air/hydraulic pump or a 110V electric pump. Complete with a variety of tooling packages to meet your assembly needs, you’ll be a pro using the ET1000 in no time at all! Qualified to crimp AQP Racing and Startlite hose assemblies, as well as Teflon Racing hose assemblies.
Step up to the Pro’s Choice. ProCrimp 1380 crimp machine designed for those needing an electronically controlled, non-portable hose crimping machine. This crimp machine can be set up in any shop, garage, or work area to crimp 1 and 2 wire braid, 4 spiral, and many other hose styles. The ProCrimp 1380 gets its power from its Enerpac 10,000 psi hydraulic pump and cylinder body. It features a fast cycle time to speed up your hose assembly process.
Aluminum vise jaw inserts keep your reusable fittings looking great with extended use. Fitted with magnets, these vice jaws fit any size range between -03 to -32.
Sturdy, anodized aluminum wrenches are designed to fit the hexes of Aeroquip’s anodized fittings. Combined with the vice jaws, these aluminum wrenches maintain the nice finish on your fittings even with repeated use.
Cover unsightly band clamps using the aluminum PRO Clamp connector, giving your band clamps a polished look Available in several sizes, these red covers complete and refine the look of any rubber or stainless steel braided hose assembly.
Aeroquip Performance offers two popular hose sleeves, one for safety and one for appearance.
The Aeroquip Firesleeve is a hose flame shield that can delay or prevent hose lines from burning. The Firesleeve is NHRA approved. Also available is the stainless overbraid used to dress up existing rubber hoses like radiator hoses. Use the Pro Clamp connectors to finish the look.