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Old 06-30-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone out there is clocking their compressor towrds the fender instead of downward. This is what I think I'm gonna try on my 02 NB. This is a T28 on a Begi manifold. The piping will be shooting towards the fender and angle down behind the headlight. Wondering if I'm gonna have clearance issues. I think I've seen this once on this forum. Thanks!

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its been done....but what i've noticed with this setup is that it doesn't make for ideal placement of the filter.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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sub optimal flow path...

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All of the unclocked Greddy kits point toward the fender...
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:55 PM   #6
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its been done....but what i've noticed with this setup is that it doesn't make for ideal placement of the filter.
Pffft... there is tons of room for a filter...
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I'd rather have sub optimal air filter location than sub optimal intercooler pipe routing. That's obvious from the above pic of my car.
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It was by far easier for me to clock toward the fender with A/C and P/S than to go down:

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I have my hotside pipe going into a cutout hole right behind the headlight then into the fender and down heading straight to the intercooler. The only issue with this is also clearance. When you turn the steering all the way to the right it can rub the pipe. I currently run 2.5" pipes but I am working on fabricating some steel pipes and going to 2" diameter pipe to try and save some space so when I do go wider tires from stock and maybe even taller tires to avoid this.
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It was by far easier for me to clock toward the fender with A/C and P/S than to go down:

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:22 PM   #11
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I'd rather have sub optimal air filter location than sub optimal intercooler pipe routing. That's obvious from the above pic of my car.
to be fair, i was goign to post a pic of rappadan's setup, but couldn't find the pic
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AC and PS and washer fluid and prop rods are for the birds!
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AC and PS and washer fluid and prop rods are for the birds!
reading comprehension and picture looking-atting is low with you today


nice meatwad wristband btdubz.
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nice meatwad wristband btdubz.
Me no read, me look picture, post picture own bay. Me recognize purpose your pic depict compressor outlet location PS AC. Me post picture anyway.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:10 PM   #15
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ok then
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I prefer to be different... some cutting of the hood may be required
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:35 PM   #18
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This is how I piped mine with the intake on the cold side, drilled a hole through the fender with a whole saw.
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Interesting.. More pics of above setup?
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Another pix.............
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