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Old 06-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Diy intercooler piping teaser

so I decided that after all my lurking around the forums, that I should probably contribute something. so I decided that I am going to be taking a few photos while Im installing my intercooler piping. I have my turbo clocked straight up. I decided that I was too lazy to deal with all the shortening of cooling lines and powersteering bullshit and clocking it so I just drilled a hole in my wheel well I give credit to turbotim for the idea from his twinturbo set-up. Ill be using the existing 2 inch piping from the piece from the begi-s kit and joining it with a 2.5 inch piping all the way to the intercooler. This is still in progress I just wanted to show what I had so far. please excuse the crappy camera phone pics.








The second one is what we used to clean up the edge. its just some cut vacuum hose with weatherstriping sealer.



more pics to come

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Looks good so far!
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Very cool! I was using the same tape to hold my downpipe in place to line things up for welding lol.
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only real issue ive had so far is that my intercooler is too big. i should of gotten a shorter core i think so i can have it sit higher up in the mouth.
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fits real nice under there. im probably going to have to add another piece of vacuum line onto that hood support so it doesnt rub on the pipe.
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I like that routing a lot. Keep us updated.
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hey flawxy, you bought some injectors from me on ebay lol..

i too have the same piping route. its really cool and saves room =D

shipping your injectors out tomorrow morning by the way
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hey flawxy, you bought some injectors from me on ebay lol..

i too have the same piping route. its really cool and saves room =D

shipping your injectors out tomorrow morning by the way
sounds good. yeah i saw it on ebay and on here in the classifieds. i just figured that id make it easier and do ebay plus it'll raise my feedback. you think its ok that my intercooler is mounted on an angle like i have it? will it divert air away from the radiator?
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Thanks for the pics. I think I'm going the same route with the new car rather than where I went the first time. Have any shots of the raw hole w/o the pipe?
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Hey Ive never seen routing like that before, thats pretty slick

Im considering doing something kind of similar, except on an NB, so I think I can route mine down, like this:

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but i suppose you cant do that due to the headlights, haha

but anyway keep up the good work and keep us posted!
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Thanks for the pics. I think I'm going the same route with the new car rather than where I went the first time. Have any shots of the raw hole w/o the pipe?

ill try to snap one once i take out the pipe to work on it again. it had vacuum hose glued to it with weatherstripping adhesive though
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Intercooler angle looks fine IMO.

I generally like it turned down to some degree, myself. (Think of all that phatty down force its' generating!!! lol)
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Intercooler angle looks fine IMO.

(Think of all that phatty down force its' generating!!! lol)

the way its angled its actually lifting up on the car :(
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Will you need to remove a fender to fix/replace the coupler?
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I'd rather put the intake in the fender. nothing wrong with the charge pipes going straight down. When the charge pipe goes through the fender I think it severely limits your air filter placement, and forces you to use less than ideal mounting positions.
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the way its angled its actually lifting up on the car :(
Actually, having it tilted forward is the proper way to do it. You see most race cars with the intercoolers and radiators tilted that way.

If you think about the way the fins of the intercooler and positioned in the air, and not about the way the front "surface" is positioned, you can see that tilting the top forward may actually be better for "downforce" (or just preventing lift)
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^ good point
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Will you need to remove a fender to fix/replace the coupler?
no, you can just remove the wheel and plastic shielding and you should eb able to access it
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I'd rather put the intake in the fender. nothing wrong with the charge pipes going straight down. When the charge pipe goes through the fender I think it severely limits your air filter placement, and forces you to use less than ideal mounting positions.
i agree that i now have very limited space for air filter replacement.
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