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The Ringbrothers Tell Their Hose Candy Secrets?

The Ringbrothers Tell Their Hose Candy Secrets?

The Ringbrothers Tell Their

5 Hose Candy Secrets

Mike and Jim Ring, owners of Ringbrothers, incorporate Hose Candy products into their vehicle builds for car shows and events. And the Ringbrothers know a thing or two about winning.

The Ring Brothers’ 1965 Mustang, Hose Candy equipped “Producer” won Goodguys 2012 Street Machine of the Year. This is the third time the Ringbrothers have won this award.

Due to the success they’ve achieved using the Hose Candy products, they will develop custom Ringbrothers-branded Hose Candy kits and offer Hose Candy products for sale to enthusiasts and other builders. Here, below, the Ringbrothers reveal their Hose Candy secrets to producing award winning builds.

We used to hide hoses now we show ’em off



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Ringbrothers Secret #1 Boa Clamps

A heat shrinkable hose clamp that will never leak and looks great


  • Eliminate hose leaks forever and never retighten a hose clamp again
  • Sizes from 1/2″ – 3-1/2″ and will heat shrink to conform to any shape
  • Get ride of ugly worm gear and spring clamps with a clean low profile look
  • Boa Clamps will never rust or cut you
  • Super easy to install with a heat gun
  • *Not to be used on fuel or oil lines.

Boa Clamps Imagine never having to re-tighten that ugly worm gear clamp again. Imagine the colder the temperature gets the tighter the grip becomes on what ever you want to seal. Imagine a clamp that is impervious to automotive chemicals and never rusts. Imagine no more leaks.

Imagine Hose Candy’s new heat shrinkable thermoplastic Boa Clamps, used by the Ringbrothers on every build. This new clamp system, shrinks to conform to any shape of hose and housing and can be used for cooling systems, air induction, air ducting, vacuum and turbo hoses and evaporative emissions. Hose candy thermoplastic Boa Clamp maintains a dynamic tension so it never needs retightening. Whenever the engine reaches operating temperature, the shrink forces of the Boa Clamp readjust to a consistent clamping force. In addition, its clamping force increases as the temperature drops below 40 degrees F, thereby tightening the connection. Cold leaks, which normally occur when the temperature drops below 40 degrees F, are eliminated.

Installation using a heat gun is fast and easy, including hard-to-reach places. Heat-gun attachments permit installation in confining areas that would be extremely difficult to reach using a screwdriver on a convention a clamp. The Boa hose clamp features a smooth surface that won’t rust, corrode, or result in cut fingers during installation. Boa  hose clamps are completely resistant to all automotive fluids including oil, antifreeze and even brake fluid. Boa hose clamps can be positioned over the raised bead on the end of the fitting nipple – even cast metal. And Boa clamps are readily removed with Hose Candy’ specially-designed clamp removal tool. The clamps also can be removed using a soldering iron to melt through the thermoplastic material.

Sizes are available for 1/2″ through 3-1/8 inch I.D. hose.

Boa clamp applications include:

  • Radiator and heater hoses
  • Air induction systems up to 3 inch
  • Vacuum and turbo hoses
  • Hose splicing
  • Air ducting for racing brake systems (never have to re-tighten).


Ringbrothers Secret #2 Hose Skins


Hose Candy Hose Skins Provide Incredible Looks and Protection on Ringbrothers Builds.


  • Customize hoses without disconnecting them like a/c hoses
  • Peace of mind knowing hoses are protected against heat and abrasion damage
  • Skinposite Carbon fiber/Kevlar
  • Many colors, textures and patterns
  • Super easy to install with a heat gun
  • Stainless steel braid alternative

Hose Skins It’s about time you have an option to stainless steel braided hoses or just those plain old ugly hoses. Hose Candy’s Hose Skins look great in any application and are featured on many Ringbrothers builds including the award winning Producer Mustang. You can take any stock or custom hose, and install Hose Skins over it, hide the cut ends with Boa clamps and install colored boa sleeves for the ultimate custom look at a fraction of the cost of stainless steel over braided.

Hose Candy Hose Skins provide the ultimate in custom styling and enhanced performance. Hose Skins have been packaged in kits that have exactly the right Skin size and length for your vehicle. There is no “one size fits all”, you need a kit fits sized just for your vehicle. Skin Kits also include Boa clamps in the correct sizes for your radiator and heater hoses with your choice of color for Boa clamp sleeves.

The new Carbon Fiber and Kevlar Hose Skins feature a proprietary weave and coating system called SkinPosite making it now possible for DIY users to “skin” their own hoses in their shop or garage. Prior to the release of Hose Skins with SkinPosite technology, it was not possible for DIY users to effectively install high tech fibers like carbon fiber or Kevlar over hoses, it had to be done by the manufacturer. SkinPosite technology solves several problems when working with high tech fibers: it makes them quick and simple to install, keeps the fiber pattern aligned, conforms to tight bends without “bunching”, prevents the fibers from getting the “fuzzy” look or from catching on sharp objects and they look amazing. Hose Skins can be ordered in straight carbon fiber black, Kevlar yellow or carbon/Kevlar hybrid in custom colors like: black/yellow, black/orange, black/blue, black/red, black/green and more.

Not only do High Tech Hose Skins look great, but they offer light weight protection to help provide bullet-proof hoses.

Dragon Skin is an extremely high temperature resistant sleeve commonly used as thermal protection for hoses that are subjected to continuous and extreme high temperature environments, such as engine manifolds and exhaust systems. Dragon Skin is braided from fiberglass yarns and saturated with high temperature resins. Dragon Skin is tough and durable, maintaining its tight structure under extreme vibration, abrasion, mechanical stress and temperature variations. Dragon Skinis available in a wide range of diameters. It installs easily over a variety of applications to either deflect or retain heat in environments up to 1,200°F.


Ringbrothers Secret #3 Sidewinders


 If it’s got a carb, we use Hose Candy Sidewinder quick couplers


  • Convert all vacuum and turbo hoses into quick couplers
  • Prevents breaking vacuum lines and knuckles
  • Eliminates power robbing vacuum leaks
  • CNC quick-connect with 1/2 twist and color code connections
  • Works on carbs, turbos, vacuum controls and fits new or original hose

Sidewinders Turn traditional vacuum or turbo hoses into quick couplers minimizing leaks, making them quick and easy to connect or disconnect and look amazing. Vacuum lines and hoses are almost always overlooked and can be a real source of frustration, because they get hard and brittle over time making them almost impossible to disconnect they will crack on you, giving you vacuum leaks. And of course they look bad.

Hose Candy sidewinders allow you to build your hoses with quick disconnects to take all the hassle out of messing with vacuum hoses. Now the kits come with every kind of fitting and adaptor and connector that you can imagine, and they’ve also got these cool anodized aluminum ends in different colors to finish of your hoses and give you a great look. So you have the option now of running your hoses, in whatever configuration that you want. So what you’ve got here is the convenience of a quick disconnect. The performance of a positive seal and the visual punch of cool lines and hoses, you got Hose Candy.

  • Patent-pending, converts all vacuum and turbo hoses into quick-couplers
  • Eliminate broken fittings or barbs during removal or troubles with unyielding, rigid hose ends
  • Connect and disconnect in a moment with half a twist of your finger and thumb.

Transformation. In minutes, Hose Candy will transform the looks, performance and efficiency of your vacuum and turbo hoses on vehicles ranging from $5K-$200K. Just wait ‘till you see the patent-pending hose-end effects.

Quick and easy to install. In 60 seconds, you’ll learn the secret behind Hose Candy’s modular assembly and within minutes you’ll be amazed, staring at your first hose transformation. This modular “secret” is what allows us to sell a Hose Candy kit for less than $100, instead of $200-$300.

Practical Performance. You’ll love the convenience of a revolutionary CNC quick-disconnect and the performance of a positive seal — making it painless to connect and disconnect hoses. (Never again bust your knuckles or swear trying to pry hoses off barbed fittings.)


Ringbrothers Secret #4 Hose Bones


 Hose Bones save us from making expensive manifolds because we couldn’t find hoses with the right bends


  • Saves you time and money trying to find the perfectly formed hose for you project
  • Custom form and bend hoses in 2 minutes that look better than original O.E
  • Make a mistake, don’t worry, Bones can be easily reformed
  • The internal skeleton provides bullet-proof protection
  • Can be used for any type of hose: radiator, heater, fuel, brake booster and more.

Hose Bones This is a new patent pending technology that allows users to custom form a hose in 60 seconds to look just like an original custom molded hose. This is great for custom builds and saves time trying to cut existing hoses to find just the right bend. Hose Bones can also come with your choice of Hose Skins.

Hose bones comes with a special stainless steel interior skeletal structure that will retain its shape when bent and formed. Hose bones can hand form 90° bends, curves and any custom shape and will retain that custom shape. Another great feature is if you didn’t make the correct bend… no worries, it is easily re-formable.

Another amazing feature is that those candy allows for multi-axis complex bends. This gives the user unlimited ways to custom form the hose. If the hose has to bend up, then sideways, next bend down then turn the other direction and finally go back the direction it came from … it’s all possible . Hose bones will also prevent kinking of the hose as it will have a minimum bend radius.

Hose candy sells hose bones in a variety of hose materials. Since the skeletal structure is stainless steel it is compatible with virtually all automotive fluids. For vacuum and turbo hoses hose bones utilizes a silicone hose jacket that has excellent performance in high-temperature applications and is available in a variety of sizes and colors. hose bones has the appearance of standard silicone hose that is custom shaped and molded. This provides a very expensive and custom formed look that has never before been possible for the do-it-yourselfer.

Not only is hose bones custom formable, but like the bones in your body it provides incredible strength. Even in the most extreme vacuum conditions hose bones will not collapse or leak. hose bones will also prevent expansion of the hose in higher pressure applications thereby helping the hose stay attached to the hose barbs while preventing leaks. Imagine never having to worry about your brake booster hose collapsing or leaking during high vacuum or braking conditions. The hose bones’s metal liner significantly improves the overall strength of the hose and will help to prevent damage and leaks … all at the same time allowing for custom formed hose.

The hose and bones skeletal structure is made of stainless steel and can be used to produce many different hose products. Hose bones comes in silicone hose, fuel line, heater hose, evaporative emissions hose, and many other types of hoses. Hose bones is patent pending because of its revolutionary design and application.


Ringbrothers Secret #5 Kits


Hose Candy Custom Kits Make It Easy…


  • Hose Candy Kits make it easy and saves you time, we’ve assembled all the components that you will need
  • It’s amazing how quick your underhood transformation takes place with a complete kit
  • Contains the best Hose Candy products that fit your specific project
  • Custom Kits range from $29-$500 depending on selection and options.
  • Super easy to install with a heat gun
  • Kits make it easy to get started with Hose Candy since there are so many options

Boa Clamps, Hose Skins and Sidewinders have been packaged in vehicle specific kits that have the exact skin size and length for your vehicle. For the right fit, there is no “one size fits all”. You’ll need and want a kit sized just for your vehicle which will make installation a breeze. [Close] Call us with your your special project.



  • "If you want the sharpest engine compartment around, get Hose Candy and let your creative juices flow"  
    Ron Henningsen
  • "We used to hide our hoses, but thanks to Hose Candy we show them off"
    Jim and Mike Ring Ringbrothers
  • "My hoses were once the ugliest part of my engine bay and now they are the star"
    Rick Leontis
  • "It's an amazing product. The pictures  just don't do it justice, you've got to see it! 

    It's just paws up. All the way around"

    John Day