I haven't used them, personally, but I recall someone got them and he didn't care for them. He said they he thought they were too soft and seemed to squish under the hose clamps. That said, unless you want a color other than black, I would stick with the factory hoses. I've had Nissan radiator hoses for 200,000+ miles and they never blew out or failed. If I did have one that needed to be replaced, I would get a Gates replacement for it.