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Old 11-06-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Source of quality alum piping?

Hello all, can anyone recommend a source for quality 2.5 inch aluminum mandrel bends and straight piping? It's very tricky buying things online especially ebay and you never know what you are getting. I don't really care where it comes from, ebay, a vendor, etc Just some quality IE "weldable" piping that isnt made of pot metal.
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siliconeintakes or ebay will be cheapest
and you know exactly what you're getting - it describes, lists, and pictures all included items for you.
some tubing is better than other, usually the stuff that's better they say "thicker, etc" and the stuff that's paper thin they usually don't specify anything about thickness. I'd get the thicker stuff, welding the thin alum is really frustrating
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Silicone Intakes looks pretty reputable. They list their piping at 6061 T6 alum 0.65 wall thickness. This should be easily weldable as 6061 welds pretty easily plus i already have 6061 filler rod.

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I can vouch for Silicone Intakes as a good vendor. I have ordered many things from them in the past and have never had an issue.
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They're also ridiculously fast for some reason.
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I got my order from silicon intakes in 3 days and shipping was cheap.
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Just Intercoolers, an ebay company, supplies 2mm (0.080") thick tubes. So is CXRacing's stuff. Usually CXRacing sells things cheaper on ebay than on their site.
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cx racing on ebay is where I got mine. Tube wall thickness is not consistent in a bend but its still easily weldable.
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Boostcontroller.com and ATPturbo are also options where I've had successful purchasing experiences in the past. I can also +1 SiliconeIntakes, their shipping is fast.
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I source mine at my local home Depot
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Treadstone has great intercooler pipes...and they are thicker wall than almost any of the other ones mentioned....around .080
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I dont mind stuff from driftmotion. it welds nice and has a pretty uniform thickness throughout the bend.
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Treadstone has great intercooler pipes...and they are thicker wall than almost any of the other ones mentioned....around .080
Thicker is kind of a downside rather than a plus. 0.063 is still easy to weld, clamps just fine, and its lighter.
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I bought all my tubing from Air to Water Intercooler. Welds like a dream, very well priced, fast shipping.
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haha that site looks like they literally copy/pasted everything from siliconeintakes, including the layout, just changed the name and the colors.

Or vice versa.
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haha that site looks like they literally copy/pasted everything from siliconeintakes, including the layout, just changed the name and the colors.

Or vice versa.
Scroll to the bottom, it is siliconeintakes, and ANfittings direct, and etc. That company just has all the domains and with all the same content just laid out differently and sometimes with slightly different prices.
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haha shoulda noticed that.

I gotta say though: they are really easy to deal with. last time I emailed a question, it was replied to in like 2 hours. And last time I had to return something, it was probably one of the easiest/hassle free returns I've ever done. The guy just said " ship it back, you'll get credited back". Done
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Same experience here. I even wrote something in the suggestion/comment box and got an email about it in like 40 minutes. They're also really serious about marketing sponsorship and have a pretty good resource on what it takes for you to be sponsored or get a discount from them.
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