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Old 01-17-2009, 01:32 PM   #21
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I see a lot of the pics here are showing side-mount manifolds, but what about top-mounts like the HKS? The main issue is hood clearance. I tried a 45 degree elbow that I found at pep-boys of all places, and it doesn't work. There's just not enough room to fit everything.

An elbow like this one should work however


Now just gotta figure out where to get one.

In any case, this is how I have my IC pipes routed (so far, I just put it together).
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Mine is top mount. Here's my current set up using a reducer 45* bend from siliconeintakes.com. I doubt you won't find what you need there. But yes- I'm using that foam mushroom filter because I couldn't find anything in a K&N catalog that would fit the same space and give the same surface area. But I've got a less room than you. You should be able to use a bend hose and aim it down into the same spot with plenty of room for a K&N style filter.
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Yeah but where your filter sits is exactly where my PS reservoir is sitting. I tried that.
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Mine is top mount as well (doesn't get much more top-mount than the Greddy manifold IIRC) but the key was to clock the turbo. If your PS reservoir is still in the way... sack up and get rid of it.
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I see a lot of the pics here are showing side-mount manifolds, but what about top-mounts like the HKS? The main issue is hood clearance. I tried a 45 degree elbow that I found at pep-boys of all places, and it doesn't work. There's just not enough room to fit everything.

An elbow like this one should work however


Now just gotta figure out where to get one.

In any case, this is how I have my IC pipes routed (so far, I just put it together).
That top pic is mine. What part are you asking about? I guess you're asking about the intake to the turbo. It's $20 Autozone special air filter. Then I took a 2.5" silicone 90* bend and cut it to like a 45* bend, then forded the coupler over the turbo and slide the filter over the silicone. Then clamped it all together. Works well so far.
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