Need help cutting a silicone large od tube

Z.hb71

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So I need to cut my intake tube at angle, how can I do this? They all come out inconsistent and doesn't snug up to the velocity stack and has a possibility of leaking. I've seen the utility knife method but it sucks and how would I be able to do that since I need it cut at a angle.
 

TODD

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Before you cut the tube. Take a roll up a piece of paper or cardboard to match roughly the same inside diameter. Cut the angle on this and check it. You will see as you angle the cut the tube the inner hole is going to get bigger on it and more lke an oval. Make sure it will still tighten down and seal. I know on tubes I weld when I start cutting angles into them. It gets to be more like an oval versus a circle. Just something to watch out for.
 
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