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Old 01-29-2014, 05:19 PM   #41
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how is it fail? Because it's not carbon fiber and JDM? It does everything it needs to do. it was probably like $3.00 in the scrap metal bin at Industrial Metal Supply.

Just because the tubes that came with a kit are what came with the kit doesn't mean they're magically better than what other people can do with them. Just like the ebay universal kits, they are intentionally made to be cut and modified for your specific car.
It's fail because just look at it. An extra ten minutes and a little bit more care and the cuts and the fit could have looked much cleaner and straighter. Paint never hurts either. That's the only reason. The poster of that picture said it was just a quick job to temporarily get it done. That makes perfect sense. In fact, its much like the cuts I made. Quick, a bit messy, but got the car on the road.

I never was under the impression that they were better necessarily than any other piping. (though I do like the ease of cleaning and look of polished stainless as most other piping is aluminum) What I do like about them though is that they're solid pieces with a minimum number of hose couplers. Cosmetically they're very nice. This is why keeping/modifying them would be my preference. Thanks for the response
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:21 PM   #42
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Lol that cover was an oh **** I need this to work tomorrow setup. Later I had a carbon fiber one I made. Prefer the current "cover" I have now. Which by the way on one side has 3" piping over the rad and clears the hood.

Thanks a pretty cool setup!
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:50 PM   #43
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I cut my hood to clear my over the rad IC pipe. I didnt cut ALL THE WAY THROUGH the hood.



I also only used 2" tubing because I dont intend to make over 450hp with this setup.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:03 AM   #44
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My solution is still the best.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:32 PM   #45
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never mind...
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:11 PM   #46
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I have never seen such a sophomoric display get such a helpful response, which then gets ignored with self righteous indignation.

My dog threw up so I sewed its mouth shut, how do I get food up its ***?
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I see much fail in your upper shroud cover. ...
Wow . . . but at least his is concealed under a finished hood!

I guess what I don't get is why, if the OP had an extra hood laying around, he didn't just sell it, use money to buy the proper pieces, not have a hood that looks like ***, and enjoy all the extra free time not spent retrofitting a temporary hood only to then swap it outright with yet another.
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I have never seen such a sophomoric display get such a helpful response, which then gets ignored with self righteous indignation.

My dog threw up so I sewed its mouth shut, how do I get food up its ***?


Best part is when he justified his retardation with more retardation and ended the post with "well its not as retarded as it first seems".

Yes it is.
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Indeed

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Old 01-31-2014, 12:29 AM   #50
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If you aren't going to spend a handful of dollars buying a few parts to do it correctly, you can't really afford to own a turbo Miata. And the solution you chose invites ridicule, so put on your big-boy undies and accept it for what you have done. It looks silly and juvenile. Own your mistakes.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:39 AM   #51
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As the title suggests, the circumstances of my MP62 intercooler setup I've had to put holes in my hood. I'm doing my build on the cheap and I used the pipes I had. So my question is this....how to cover the holes....I've been racking my brain to think of something I could rivet or bolt on that would match the shape of the pipes through the hood. I'd like to maintain a semi clean look. The holes are approximately 4-5 inches by 3 inches and I need about 2 inches of vertical clearance. Any suggestions? I have a second hood I'll modify carefully to suit whatever solution I/we come up with. Who has ideas? lol Thanks in advance

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I'm not sure what a non retarded fashion would really be. There isn't really another way to use the pipes I currently have. To get it to fit I just made some quick rough cuts. I note that I have another hood that I plan to use when I figure out a solution.
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Alright well cool. No clue where I'd find the pipes however.
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I'm sure there is a way to do it. I was just using what I had. I wouldn't know where to come up with the correct pipes that would work with my setup.
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I'm not sure where I could find a different driver's side pipe.

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I see much fail in your upper shroud cover. The radiator is lowered. And tilted. But that isn't the problem. The problem is the tubing that came with my kit. And again, The cuts were a temporary solution to get the car on the road. I never planned on leaving them like. I have another hood for the car. You could call it a fail if I did that and thought it looked cool and was going to keep it that way.
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Lol Feel free to continue your circle jerk of patting yourselves on the back for being better than everyone else. I apparently do not measure up to you wonderful few who spew their ignorance from a keyboard. May many bow to your high degree of knowledge and superiority.
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The question was never the money. I simply asked for ideas or solutions beyond the obvious that may not have occurred to me. That was the entire point of this thread. At no point did I ever say I intended to leave it as is. It wasn't a mistake. It was a choice I made that suited my purposes and continues to do so. My only issue is that people choose to ridicule because they either think it wasn't a good idea or cannot understand the choice I made. This is fine. This thread it seems was a useless exorcise for the most part, so I'll make a choice that satisfies my needs and ideas and call it good. Feel free to close the thread as I will no longer be bothering with it. Thanks for your responses Steve.
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This thread it seems was a useless exorcise for the most part,
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