Intercooler pipe routing - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 33
Total Cats: 0
Default Intercooler pipe routing

Could anybody please post pics of how you routed your IC piping? I need ideas.

Thanks
AdamSM33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

















































































Attached Thumbnails
Intercooler pipe routing-new012.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-149403_515321521002_162101051_30646523_7711832_n.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-72743_515321565912_162101051_30646526_6577246_n.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-148699_515321545952_162101051_30646525_1308727_n.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_0035.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-32246200099_large.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1579_edit_filtered.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1576_edit_filtered.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1515.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-2e8c5022.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-img_6404.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-icpiping002.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-plumb.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-108090062.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-108090042.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-3d72516a.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_0971.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_0970.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-11232006001.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-11232006.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-11232006002.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-dsc_0884_copy.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-2011-07-07180332.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-2011-07-07180426.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-2011-07-07180504.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-img_1985.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1986.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1987.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1989.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_1172.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-img_20101014_091519.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-engine_bay.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-6467e0df.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-d6581f43.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-dscn2541a.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-img_1581.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-100_0516.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-p1000303.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_0534.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-img_0539.jpg  

Intercooler pipe routing-photo0643.jpg  
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

Keep in mind, just because I posted a lot of over the top setups, doesn't mean I condone it.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arl. Texas
Posts: 937
Total Cats: 23
Default

How about some shots of the hoods? Assuming they have been modified to run "over the top".
Miater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

I was hoping to run into a picture of one of my setups in that assortment.

One of the "universal" pipe kits with a handful of couplers/clamps and a hacksaw can get you hooked up in no time. Just depends on what your looking to do, but the most common is the FMIC setup.

Depending on PS and AC, you will have more/less space to work with. Otherwise, just clock the turbo how you want it to start off and follow the imaginary --------.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

didnt have to mod my hood for over the radiator, and i think most do not end up having to. you just lower and push the radiator back some to give clearance
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 08:33 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Golferluke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 497
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post


Now thats sexy

Edit:
Who's is this? Interested in what he did with the ac canister.
Golferluke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Mobius's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,176
Total Cats: 261
Default

The shot from above is from a Mazdaspeed, the other two are my car. My routing for the intercooler inlet side will be similar (going through the hole behind driver's headlight) but my tubing will all remain on the fender side of the PS reservoir due to the outlet location of my rotrex.
Attached Thumbnails
Intercooler pipe routing-imgp0832-small-.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-imgp0835-small-.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-mazdaspeedenginebaypic1.jpg  
Mobius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

You can bend the AC canister out of the way. I followed the trackdogracing instructions pretty much for my diy setup
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 03:01 AM   #10
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 10
Total Cats: 0
Default

Setting up my turbo kit now. Running water injection...maintain ps/ac. Pics to come.
y2kmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 04:42 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,272
Total Cats: 32
Default

Is this guy trying to add boost to the car next to him?

timk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 09:22 AM   #12
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golferluke View Post
Edit:
Who's is this? Interested in what he did with the ac canister.

levnubhin's. it's a 99 so easier to do over the top like this. 12x12x3 IC.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 282
Total Cats: -4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miater View Post
How about some shots of the hoods? Assuming they have been modified to run "over the top".
I didn't modify my hood.
imput1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 10:36 AM   #14
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 282
Total Cats: -4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronc7 View Post
You can bend the AC canister out of the way. I followed the trackdogracing instructions pretty much for my diy setup
You don't have to, its actually easier to not bend it. At least thats what I did.
imput1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 10:41 AM   #15
Senior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,362
Total Cats: 3
Default


hotside

coldside 3" it's a dual backdoor FMIC so its basically 2 90 degree couplers and 5-6" of pipe
Attached Thumbnails
Intercooler pipe routing-pict0657.jpg   Intercooler pipe routing-pict0623.jpg  
jtothawhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 06:39 PM   #16
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: pittsburgh area
Posts: 31
Total Cats: 0
Default

That is inspiration right there!!! ^
KPNITCLAC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 AM.