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Old 01-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
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So I am ready to set up my intercooler and now I need to purchase the pipe kit I wanna know which kits you guys bought.

I have a 1.8 bottom mount t25 set up

will this kit work? or is it missing some key pieces? I already have a HkS bov fitted ti a 2.5 inch 90 degree pipe

2.5" TURBO INTERCOOLER PIPING KIT BR ACCORD PRELUDE CRX : eBay Motors (item 250497246684 end time Feb-08-10 17:47:54 PST)
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they're all the same pretty much. Just make sure the bents are the ones you'll need, as well as the size. lots here have gotten from cx-racing
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I know you are going to do some cutting here and there on the piping, but some pipes have the bead (I think thats how they are called) and does help when you want to secure it with t-clamps. The ones I cut the bead are sanded a little and use hair spray before installing the silicone coupler.

One thing, is the piping painted black or black metal? Who knows if it starts peeling under heat and really going to look bad. Make sure you dont need the 45 degree silicone couplers and the hump ones which give you that extra flex on tight spots.
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I used 2.5 from cxracing it is good quality for the price. However unless u are looking for over 400 hp I would probably stick with 2" but that's just my opinion. The 2.5 makes routing the piping a little bit trickier but is still doable.
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they're all the same pretty much. Just make sure the bents are the ones you'll need, as well as the size. lots here have gotten from cx-racing

I guess my question wasn't super clear. does this one have all the bend necessary because honestly im not sure.
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I just finished doing my ic piping, and i would definitely get a kit that has some u-bends in it, NOT the kit you posted. because with u bends, You can cut them to whatever angle you need. i would also just get the regular aluminum piping, not the black stuff. but those 90 degree silicone couplers will probably some in handy. so look for a kit with the u bends and those couplers.
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Go to your car and eyeball it, it's fun. With your bottom mount, I think you might be able to pull it off. I don't know how big your intercooler is though. Mine fits the whole mouth,so routing it was simply a 90 degree around the rad and up into the turbo/intake.
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I used that exact piping from the same ebay seller. I did an over the radiator setup for my miata, and only used less then half of the piping that I bought. There where some little clearance issues but nothing that cant be fixed easily.
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looks like more then enough to me. If you have a welder makes it all better so you can get creative with your bends.
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Max-Redline was where I got my pipe from. It was a true 2 mm bead rolled T6061 aluminum pipe. What I liked was that I could buy individual pieces and could get some unique bends like theirs "s" bend and "j" bend. Here's the URL; Max-Redline.com - Aluminum Pipe:2" Aluminum Pipe

They also sell "pipe kits" if that's more to your liking.
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Your going to be tracking the car, right? Your going to probably want to do a v-mounted intercooler like sav and i did.

I personally like the U shaped pieces to go around the radiator, but that was pre v-mount. If i were v-mounting a setup those two 90* and 35*s would probably be enough.

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Your going to be tracking the car, right? Your going to probably want to do a v-mounted intercooler like sav and i did.

I personally like the U shaped pieces to go around the radiator, but that was pre v-mount. If i were v-mounting a setup those two 90* and 35*s would probably be enough.

Let me google that for you
If you want to go cheap, you don't need to bead roll the tube ends to get the couplers to stay on. You can lay 4 small weld tacks 1/2 inch before the end of the tube evenly around the diameter. I suggested the pipe I purchased for some of the unique shapes the company offers. The bead rolled ends were just a bonus.
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