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Old 03-15-2009, 01:25 AM   #1
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I know that this has been asked a ton of times. The only problem is that the response is typically "Use the search" and there are rarely any usable ideas. What I'm hoping is that enough people post great IC routing ideas (with images) for different setups (NA, NB, with and without PS and AC) and that the moderators make it sticky.

So, let's see all of your IC routing solutions!
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:31 AM   #2
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Dude seriously?

You ever wonder WHYYYYYY there are so many "search" posts? because IT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED IN NUMEROUS THREADS!!! very many. Just last week there was a thread JUST LIKE THIS ONE!!


here:
let me google that for your ***
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We ought to, as a forum, make a sticky where everyone posts what they've done for IC routing. That way, every day when someone wants to see our IC routings, we'll just point them there. These threads are starting to pile up.
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^^^^^^+1111111111111111111!1!!!!

Kotomile's got the right idea. I really dont know why this hasn't been made a sticky, especially with all the hairbrain and some what ingenious ideas that memebers have come up with.

To the OP, please try and use the search function. There are sooooooooooooo many ways to do i/c piping on our cars.
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So hey guyz, how did you route your IC piping? Im planning to go turbo in 6 months and am shooting for 500whp on stock bottom end. Im going to run a REALLY big IC, cause bigger is better, right!? Can I haz cheeseburger?

For real though, I have seen this asked a few times in the last month, but have yet to see any replies with any threads that show clearly an install on an NA, mostly been NB's with over the radiator setups. Or maybe I didnt see the links. Another vote in for a sticky thread on DIY IC routing.
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dont forget 700whp rotary swap with nitrous purge
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As a sticky 18psi? Dunno how many people that would help...

We could just point the newbs we don't like to go there and do everything it says. We could also point them towards Hyper's coolant reroute, the jbweld'ed pistons, and Direct Port Injection. Damn, I just realized how many stupid people we've had post "great ideas" here.
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So hey guyz, how did you route your IC piping? Im planning to go turbo in 6 months and am shooting for 500whp on stock bottom end. Im going to run a REALLY big IC, cause bigger is better, right!? Can I haz cheeseburger?

For real though, I have seen this asked a few times in the last month, but have yet to see any replies with any threads that show clearly an install on an NA, mostly been NB's with over the radiator setups. Or maybe I didnt see the links. Another vote in for a sticky thread on DIY IC routing.
did you see Joe Perez' thread? well written up install on an n/a. I've searched before and there are plenty of threads on this, just have to not be lazy and actually search around.

The reason there are a bit more recent "over the rad" setups on NB's sbeing documented is because its kind of a new way of doing it. The traditional i/c mount on an na threads are there. plenty of them
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While I appreciate the sarcasm (the 500hp with the stock bottom is good), the point is to have a single point of information. I can't tell you how many threads I've read through or how many different search strings I've used on Google (thanks illustrating my point with the Google link...It came back with almost no useful information). I think that with a question that is asked so many times, we can avoid a lot of the bitter replies with a sticky post. I just hope we get useful replies.

OK guys. Let's see your routing.
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We ought to, as a forum, make a sticky where everyone posts what they've done for IC routing. That way, every day when someone wants to see our IC routings, we'll just point them there. These threads are starting to pile up.
That is what I would like this thread to be.

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To the OP, please try and use the search function. There are sooooooooooooo many ways to do i/c piping on our cars.
I've searched already (for several weeks) I've seen most of them. We can save so much time by having multiple options in one post.

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did you see Joe Perez' thread? well written up install on an n/a. I've searched before and there are plenty of threads on this, just have to not be lazy and actually search around.
I did see his post. It was very well done, but not too useful for me because my hot side includes PS and AC. Great post though.

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this is supposed to clear both. copy that routing
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Honestly there is no better way than to get some bends and couplers and dig in...
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did you see Joe Perez' thread? well written up install on an n/a. I've searched before and there are plenty of threads on this, just have to not be lazy and actually search around.

The reason there are a bit more recent "over the rad" setups on NB's sbeing documented is because its kind of a new way of doing it. The traditional i/c mount on an na threads are there. plenty of them
Well like I said, Im just talking about what Ive seen in other threads like this one. I havent actually searched. No need to really, is it really any more work than like Wayne said, buy some piping and couplers and go to town and find the routing that works for your setup. Only so many ways you can go. Hs to go to the intercooler somewhere on the driver side, and go to the t/b on the passanger side. Sort of limited to options.
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There reall isn't a wrong way OP, order a little extra and sell off what you dont use.


Typical setup (IMO) is:
(Hotside)
-clock turbo to point straight down
-come off outlet with a 90* towards the front of the car
-come around rad/to IC with a 45* and some pipe
(Coldside)
-come down off TB with a 45*
-go pretty much straight down under
-and again 45* around rad/to IC

Pretty much exactly what 18psi posted w/ that pic.

I've seen this used by many members and did the same myself. I have PS AND AC and although tight it fits just fine. You may add/delete/cut slightly differently depending on what you see when you get there, but thats about it.

Oh and get yourself a flexible rad hose to give you some more room, and dont forget ss t-bolt clamps!
And after mocking up my coldside, I had someone weld my IAT bung, and BOV adapter (using a Tial) to my piping.
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this is supposed to clear both. copy that routing

I think this one summarizes the majority of turbo miatas. /thread.
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Ok, I'm a Newb so I can ask dumb *** questions;

What happens to the undertray when trying to route the pipes to the IC. I'm guessing said tray will be discarded, so how does this affect the rad and it's cooling efficiency?


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do not discard it!!!! cut it as needed.
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Ok, I'm a Newb so I can ask dumb *** questions;

What happens to the undertray when trying to route the pipes to the IC. I'm guessing said tray will be discarded, so how does this affect the rad and it's cooling efficiency?


You can keep the undertray, you just have to cut it.

I took mine off before an autocross and I overheated after each run. Definately keep it!
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This required quite a bit of cutting to make it fit, I'm going to make a shroud to cover it all up. Problem is it needs to be custom since most have provisions for the hood release, which as you can see I don't have. Time to by a sheet of ABS.
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Ive been running without the undertray since my rebuild, and havent noticed anything, though Im also not turbo either, so thats probably why. I really hate the factory one and will probably try to make my own out of ABS or something when the time comes to go turbo.
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