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Here’s the hose I currently have on my SS, without the T.

Part # 22962571
2015 ZL1, CSS,

Upper Radiator Hose (Inlet) for
2012-2015 Camaro - 22962571 $25.99
This radiator hose for the 2012+ Chevrolet Camaro takes the place of the T-style upper radiator hose on the 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro. This part is required to deleting the factory water to oil cooler on the 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
Upper Radiator Hose (Inlet) for 2012-2015 Camaro - 22962571
The part number is an AC Delco number.
 

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Here’s the hose I currently have on my SS, without the T.

Part # 22962571
2015 ZL1, CSS,

Upper Radiator Hose (Inlet) for
2012-2015 Camaro - 22962571 $25.99
This radiator hose for the 2012+ Chevrolet Camaro takes the place of the T-style upper radiator hose on the 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro. This part is required to deleting the factory water to oil cooler on the 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
Upper Radiator Hose (Inlet) for 2012-2015 Camaro - 22962571
The part number is an AC Delco number.
If the g8 one isn’t a match I’ll try that one. Thanks
 

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Here’s the hose I currently have on my SS, without the T.

Part # 22962571
2015 ZL1, CSS,

Upper Radiator Hose (Inlet) for
2012-2015 Camaro - 22962571 $25.99
This radiator hose for the 2012+ Chevrolet Camaro takes the place of the T-style upper radiator hose on the 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro. This part is required to deleting the factory water to oil cooler on the 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
Upper Radiator Hose (Inlet) for 2012-2015 Camaro - 22962571
The part number is an AC Delco number.
Ordered the hose in rock
 

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A hose sleeve, something to consider:
You posted that the G8 hose is too wide. You may still use it for a “hose sleeve” to protect the hose you ordered from Rock.
To make a sleeve for my hose, I bought an extra hose from the local auto parts store that was purposely too wide/too large (by only one size) then I cut it to size and sprayed soapy-water... and used it as an upper radiator hose sleeve/protector.

The pics below will explain more.
The pics are put in order to help make better sense of what I did to fit the 22962571 upper hose that goes under the Roto-Fab CAI and the Mass Air flow Sensor (MAF), simply for added protection from rubbing, if any should occur.

Pics:
1) The SS OEM hose showing the T-hose still in place from factory.
2) Test fitting the NEW hose (#22962571) before testing it under the Roto-Fab/MAF.
3) Shows both hoses side by side. Note the slight difference but not enough to matter much.
4) Pic #4 is the SS OEM hose with the Roto-Fab in place. Note how close the OEM hose is to the MAF.
5) Pic #5 is the NEW hose #22962571 test fitting closeness to MAF.
6) Pic #6 is the solution to the hose being close to the MAF, and what I did about it. I used Silicone Rescue Tape with Resists 500F, 950 PSI Tensile Strength...
7) Pics #7, 8, 9, and 10 shows the benefit and results of using a sleeve over the SS upper radiator hose.

Closing Comments:
I didn’t use the rescue tape for all the reasons it was made, I only used it to keep water and dirt from getting between the hose and sleeve.
However, I have used this tape on many things before, mostly because it is self-fusing, permanent seal, waterproof...read the label.

Can the new hose be used without using a hose sleeve over it?
Probably yes because the SS OEM upper hose sits just as close to the MAF when used with a Roto-Fab.

But I figured I should use a hose sleeve because the SS upper radiator hose goes under the MAF and could rub while the engine torques upwards, and could likely cause the hose to touch/rub the MAF, not to mention my slight OCD:).
Lastly, and because I didn’t want to take any chances with a daily driver.
Anyway, I said brief, so I’ll stop here.
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A hose sleeve, something to consider:
You posted that the G8 hose is too wide. You may still use it for a “hose sleeve” to protect the hose you ordered from Rock.
To make a sleeve for my hose, I bought an extra hose from the local auto parts store that was purposely too wide/too large (by only one size) then I cut it to size and sprayed soapy-water... and used it as an upper radiator hose sleeve/protector.

The pics below will explain more.
The pics are put in order to help make better sense of what I did to fit the 22962571 upper hose that goes under the Roto-Fab CAI and the Mass Air flow Sensor (MAF), simply for added protection from rubbing, if any should occur.

Pics:
1) The SS OEM hose showing the T-hose still in place from factory.
2) Test fitting the NEW hose (#22962571) before testing it under the Roto-Fab/MAF.
3) Shows both hoses side by side. Note the slight difference but not enough to matter much.
4) Pic #4 is the SS OEM hose with the Roto-Fab in place. Note how close the OEM hose is to the MAF.
5) Pic #5 is the NEW hose #22962571 test fitting closeness to MAF.
6) Pic #6 is the solution to the hose being close to the MAF, and what I did about it. I used Silicone Rescue Tape with Resists 500F, 950 PSI Tensile Strength...
7) Pics #7, 8, 9, and 10 shows the benefit and results of using a sleeve over the SS upper radiator hose.

Closing Comments:
I didn’t use the rescue tape for all the reasons it was made, I only used it to keep water and dirt from getting between the hose and sleeve.
However, I have used this tape on many things before, mostly because it is self-fusing, permanent seal, waterproof...read the label.

Can the new hose be used without using a hose sleeve over it?
Probably yes because the SS OEM upper hose sits just as close to the MAF when used with a Roto-Fab.

But I figured I should use a hose sleeve because the SS upper radiator hose goes under the MAF and could rub while the engine torques upwards, and could likely cause the hose to touch/rub the MAF, not to mention my slight OCD:).
Lastly, and because I didn’t want to take any chances with a daily driver.
Anyway, I said brief, so I’ll stop here.
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That’s a well nice write up and should prolly be stickied if it hasn’t already.

the g8 one was returned. That one definitely looked more promising. It’ll be here tomorrow. I have a zl1 4” new era intake so I hope I don’t run into issue with that since it’s meant for a zl1
 

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Why remove the factory oil cooler/warmer? Are you going with a larger external air radiator for oil?
I asked the same. He has a different block in it without provisions.
 
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