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Old 02-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #21
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Good question, and I don't know. I do have that 4W head with a crack in the casting. Hmm...
you sound like a mad scientist...the outcome will be interesting if nothing else...
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #22
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FWIW, I had no problem FluxCore welding bungs to aluminum pipe.
What kind of welder you rockin?
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:09 PM   #23
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SnapOn 230V... not sure who made it for SnapOn, someone good I'm sure
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So about 200 amp?
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:29 PM   #25
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Don't know, never looked. It's my dad's, not mine. He paid for it, and it's at his place. I just buy the wire.
It's a big bastard though. He said it was $2500.
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Don't know, never looked. It's my dad's, not mine. He paid for it, and it's at his place. I just buy the wire.
It's a big bastard though. He said it was $2500.
But the real question is.... Can we make some PcPros with it????
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:55 PM   #27
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i welded an alum RFL bung to a steel pipe once and it snaped right off when i tried to put the bov on
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:19 PM   #28
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Don't know, never looked. It's my dad's, not mine. He paid for it, and it's at his place. I just buy the wire.
It's a big bastard though. He said it was $2500.
I think snapons are rebadged lincolns
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:26 PM   #29
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A new option ....

I can get all of the I/C pipes from FM for ~300 + shipping. That will be a little more expensive than getting my I/C piping in aluminum w couplers from CXracing (if they'd answer their email).

Time is an issue for me. I've got another kid on the way at the end of April, so if I want to spend any time driving the car this year, I've got to get this thing running before the baby is born.

I'm nearly ready to pull the trigger ...
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$300 is 3x more expensive than the ebay kit. Plus shipping. It took me less than an hour to do my hot side pipe. That included disassembly of the old setup. My pipes showed up about 5 biz days after the purchase - that's west coast to east coast. I just don't see the project taking that much time, nor the FM stuff saving that much time.
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I'm a BIG fan of Aluminum Intercooler piping, but it is alot harder to work with if you need to weld any sections.

$300 for the FM silicon is an okay price, especially if you are okay wiht paying for piece of mind and speed of install. Is Piece of Mind worth $200 extra to you?
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$300 is 3x more expensive than the ebay kit. Plus shipping. It took me less than an hour to do my hot side pipe. That included disassembly of the old setup. My pipes showed up about 5 biz days after the purchase - that's west coast to east coast. I just don't see the project taking that much time, nor the FM stuff saving that much time.
Maybe he doesnt like 150 couplers? I only want the minimum 4 on my setup
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$300 is 3x more expensive than the ebay kit. Plus shipping. It took me less than an hour to do my hot side pipe. That included disassembly of the old setup. My pipes showed up about 5 biz days after the purchase - that's west coast to east coast. I just don't see the project taking that much time, nor the FM stuff saving that much time.
I was planning on ordering 2 kits, one in 2" and the other in 2.5". Add in the reducers and the amount they want to **** me on shipping, it'll end up being not that far off. Granted still more, but not 3X more.

When I got my I/C from CXracing it took about 3 weeks to get here, I assume the pipe kit would be the same.

CXRacing has till monday to respond to my inquiry on shipping. We'll see what happens then. They charged me ~35 to ship my I/C, but if you go through their ebay store they want $70 per pipe kit.

Through their website each kit is about $120, and I think the reducers I want will be about $15. Before shipping price would be $255. Even if I recoup $50-75 on selling the left over bits the difference is only about $100 before shipping compared to the FM parts. I would still have to purchase pipe and bungs for the cold side in steel. Granted that'll be pretty cheap.
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Yeah, I forgot about the two sizes.
Or maybe he wants the minimum of three.
I've gone from 4 couplers too 6 on mine and the performance drop was undetectable.
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