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Old 04-27-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Is it worth changing compressor inlets?

I currently have this:

and got this for free:

Any thoughts on it being worth the money to get an inlet pipe made which is roughly .5" larger?
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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there will be no difference if you already have a smooth tapering intake from 3"
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Like brainey said: since it tapers down to the same opening it won't make a difference aside from look cleaner without that weld there. if the opening was bigger though you'd lose a little lowend torque and gain a little topend from how I understand it
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it's not the length

it's the GIRTH.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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it's not the length

it's the GIRTH.
I thought about you when I was placing this in the box-o-miata-****. I don't have a smooth taper by any means.
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then swap that ho
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the larger inlet is only useful if the taper is smooth like a trumpet. if it's stepped, it probably wont matter as much
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it's the GIRTH.
Like a tuna can.
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