PRI 2014: Fragola Makes It Easy with New Hose Fittings and Adapters

A major manufacturer of high-performance automotive hoses and fittings, Fragola Performance Systems has done us all a big favor. Through the development of some new products recently on display at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show, the company has made plumbing our vehicles much easier.

“Basically we made reducers and expanders so you could do things like take a -12 AN fitting and attach a -10 hose. We did that from smaller nut to bigger hose and from bigger nut to smaller hose. And we did it in red, blue, and black. So we have it from 8 to 6, 10 to 8, 16 to 12. On the expander side we have from 6 to 8, 8 to 10, and 12 to 16. It’s also done for every angle, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 degrees, in red, blue, and black,” said Jeff Stacey, from Fragola Performance Systems when we saw him at the PRI Show. “We have it for Late model, EFI, and quick-disconnect. We also have male adapters so you can do things like hook a stainless AN-style hose up to an LS engine.”

“Our Real Street line of hoses ends in which we use a PTFE-cored hose has really taken off. That product line eliminates fuel permeation and smell issues, and now we offer it in what we call a direct-fit hose end application so now can eliminate the adapter to a hose end. We also do that in straight pipe, as well as banjo configurations for use say in tight situations like on the front or back of a fuel rail.” If you’ve ever just completed a fuel system, and come back the next day to a garage that stinks like fuel, you understand how much headache this product can save you.

“We also have it for carburetor applications in big radius, high flow, and all kinds of lengths. These are for the new Holley Ultra HP Series carburetor that takes an O-ring now instead of a crush washer.” This is a product that Stacey says enthusiasts have been looking for, and now Fragola is delivering it. The fittings will make the plumbing side of a new Holley Ultra HP quick and easy.

Another really cool product that Stacey showed us was for the intercooler side. “We also had a lot of the drag racers wanting an economical way to plumb intercoolers. So instead of using stainless, they can get something affordable in a -20. We now do it in -20 push lock, straight and 90 degree hose end, and a -20 AN hose. We have had the hose forever, but no attractive looking hose end, you had to get something that looked like you bought it at Home Depot and it looked terrible, so we decided to eliminate that.”

With enthusiasts and racers looking for more options, and more discerning than ever regarding the appearance of their cars, these intercooler hoses and fittings are going to start showing up on racers nationwide, as well as some street going applications.

For more information on any of the Fragola Performance Systems equipment, check out the company’s website.

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Stuart Bourdon

Growing up with a passion for cars, trucks and motorsports made it natural to seek a career in that direction. An education in photojournalism, a love of the outdoors and years of exploring the waters, deserts and mountains of Southern California led to working on boating, outdoor, RV and off-road vehicle enthusiast magazines. Off Road Xtreme is the newest adventure in his life-long love affair with vehicles of all types.
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