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Old 02-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default What intercooler piping kit did you use?

Im getting closer to doing my turbo set up and want to order an intercooler and piping kit.

I was looking at the ebay kits and the piping doesnt seem like it will work for us, i want to do a traditional pipe routing not the over the radiator style.

So what do you have and what bends and couplers did you need?


I will be using a home built exhaust mani, t3 turbo,and external wastegate, all on a 1.6L.
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Wow cant beat that, let me know how it goes, and maybe post pictures when it done.
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I did mine with just the pipes and couplers that come in most of the ebay intercoolers the only thing i had to go buy was a 2-2.5 coupler for the turbo, a home depot special, also did the normal routing not over the radiator. Its easy if you have a saw and tape measure.
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I bought the scraps (2") from a muffler shop, a whole box of bends for $30 on eBay (setup castoffs). Welded it up in about 30 minutes, all done.
Miatas need very little IC piping (at least compared to my Z).
This is how I got the bends for my 3" exhaust as well, same price.
HUGE PITA in making the exhaust (well) though.
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