OK, I want to spark a bit of a debate here. While going through the engine compartment, I plan to replace any of the hard to get to hoses. I have used the blue Aeroequip hoses in the past on a number of projects, or the blue silicone. I am not much of a fan of braided steel. I am thinking of going back with the blue Aeroequip mainly because they are supposed to last longer than conventional hoses. Do you guys have any thoughts on this topic? Are you in favor of the Aeroequip stuff, or have any of you run into problems with them. I can tell you, that the main down fall of these hoses, are that once installed, they are far harder to remove than rubber. Most of the time I have to split the ends to get them off. Thoughts?