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Old 06-23-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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Any one got some nice pics of some intercooler piping?

Going to custom made one for my car but want to see some idea first..

my car also don't have AC which makes life easier...
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/92mx5/sets/993111/

No AC either - I had to make a fitting for the PS line to get it out of the way of the piping coming off the turbo outlet, but other than that, it was pretty simple to fabricate.

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it's lucky that i don't have PS too...:P
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it's lucky that i don't have PS too...:P
Hah! Perfect - it should be very easy to fab up pipes in that case.

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Could you give some details on how you moved the PS lines?
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Ditch the standard radiator and put in a Honda Del Sol 2" or 2.5" one, then you can route the IC piping around each side of the radiator without any problems. A way neater and straighter IC pipes !
I still have to get around to doing mine....with the IC right next to the Radiator.
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Ditch the standard radiator and put in a Honda Del Sol 2" or 2.5" one, then you can route the IC piping around each side of the radiator without any problems. A way neater and straighter IC pipes !
I still have to get around to doing mine....with the IC right next to the Radiator.
Got a pic of this mod anywhere?
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While it looks cool and keeps the plumbing short, doing a smaller radiator is a ******* terrible idea. If I did it again it would not be the way I would go.
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Could you give some details on how you moved the PS lines?
I created a small flange out of aluminum (ghetto machining - hacksaw, drillpress, and sanding disk), tapped it for a brass NPT fitting, then cut the PS line to shorten it up slightly. I don't have any good pics online of the fitting - I'll take one today, and post it.

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Got a pic of this mod anywhere?
http://www.diymiata.com/honda.htm
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Do you guys run the pipe underneath the car?
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Some do, but I would say the majority of people run their pipes around the radiator.
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As long as you're not overly lowered, under the rad should be fine.
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My pipes run under, I'm slightly lowered, maybe an inch or so. The only thing I have ever had problems with... The turtle didn't clear, but the soup was ok.
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