WTB Intercooler Piping/Couplers/Clamps - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Miata parts for sale/trade Buy, trade or sell your Miata parts here.

WTB Intercooler Piping/Couplers/Clamps

Old 01-12-2018, 01:36 PM
  #1  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default WTB Intercooler Piping/Couplers/Clamps

Hello all! I'm looking to get some 2.5" couplers (90s, straights, 45s, whatever) and possibly some 2" piping/couplers/clamps for my hotside. Not sure if I'm actually going to reduce down to 2", so I'm mostly looking for 2.5" but if you have leftover pieces from your build that are 2" I'd gladly take them and put them to use. Thanks!

Oops, meant to post in the WTB board, is there a way I can move it or does a mod have to?

Last edited by bhop_alex; 01-12-2018 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Wrong section
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 01-12-2018, 01:42 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
matrussell122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Seattle
Posts: 849
Total Cats: 89
Default

siliconeintakes.com
matrussell122 is offline  
Old 01-12-2018, 02:05 PM
  #3  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
siliconeintakes.com
Yeah, I've looked at their stuff, really looking for used because their couplers are pricy and I only need a couple so I don't wanna get a whole kit off ebay.
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 01-12-2018, 03:42 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
matrussell122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Seattle
Posts: 849
Total Cats: 89
Default

They really arnt though. They are quality boots and cheap. I dont think you can beat the value there. If those are too expensive this might be a bad hobbie to get into.



What specifically are you after. Like what quantities of what.
matrussell122 is offline  
Old 01-12-2018, 04:47 PM
  #5  
Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof
iTrader: (4)
 
psyber_0ptix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 4,280
Total Cats: 428
Default

Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
They really arnt though. They are quality boots and cheap. I dont think you can beat the value there. If those are too expensive this might be a bad hobbie to get into.



What specifically are you after. Like what quantities of what.
I agree. Siliconeintakes.com is kind of my go to in a pinch. It's cheap, they ship fast and it's fine. Then if you need specialty reducers, long leg elbows or straight up funky size couplers then HPS or Vibrant. Those two can be pricey.
psyber_0ptix is offline  
Old 01-12-2018, 05:28 PM
  #6  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
They really arnt though. They are quality boots and cheap. I dont think you can beat the value there. If those are too expensive this might be a bad hobbie to get into.



What specifically are you after. Like what quantities of what.
I mean pricy compared to what you get in the ebay "kits". Of course a couple pieces aren't much from them, but to make a whole hot side with couplers and everything adds up as much or more than the universal packages. That's why I was looking for others' extra bits before buying new.

EDIT: Specifically looking for 2.5" - 2.5" 90 degree couplers, straight pipes, clamps, and all of the above in 2"
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 01-13-2018, 09:07 PM
  #7  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 9,292
Total Cats: 79
Default

Its almost always cheaper to buy a kit of random bends, couplers, and clamps from cx racing than buying exactly what you need from silicone intakes. And then maybe just a couple special silicone parts from either ebay or SIS.
Leafy is offline  
Old 01-14-2018, 10:14 AM
  #8  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,443
Total Cats: 588
Default

I may have a bunch of this stuff, used. Lemme sort it out later today and take a picture
curly is offline  
Old 01-14-2018, 12:37 PM
  #9  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,443
Total Cats: 588
Default

Here you go. My 2.5" collection is pretty lame, my setup only had 2.5" after the intercooler. My 2554 had a 2" outlet, so for ease of routing it stayed 2.5" from turbo to intercooler.

2.5": 90* for throttle body
small straight section
BOV T coupler
straight coupler
another ~90* pipe

2.5" stuff

2-2.5" adapter stuff: long 90* 2" pipe with hose barb
2-2.5" 90* coupler x2, that hole is 3/8NPT for a GM AIT
2-2.5" straight coupler x2

2-2.5" adapters

2" stuff: 120* bend
small pipe coupler
~6" pipe
90* pipe
x2 45* couplers
straight coupler

2" stuff

Various T-bolt clamps. Haven't checked the sizes on this stuff, but 90% of them were bought for the pipes and couplers above, so they're mostly 2 or 2.5" compatible clamps. Probably a few ~2.75" for throttle body stuff.

T-bolt clamps


Rough estimate, this is all like $200+ from silicone intakes, not including shipping. That BOV coupler alone is $20, so are most of the reducer bends. I'll take $125+ actual shipping for the lot.
curly is offline  
Old 01-16-2018, 09:01 AM
  #10  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

Nice, exactly what I was hoping to see here! I wouldn't have a use for the bov T coupler, but as for the other bits, are they from a previous build to where they can just be dropped in, or will I need additional pieces? Primarily on the hot side where you have 2" piping.
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 01-16-2018, 09:28 AM
  #11  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Manassas,VA
Posts: 67
Total Cats: 3
Default

I actually need a silicone BOV T piece.. maybe work something out?

Could use the GM IAT section too.
muthagoose is offline  
Old 01-16-2018, 11:05 AM
  #12  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,443
Total Cats: 588
Default

It was from a previous build, yes. I changed around a few pieces to temporarily run my 1.6 N/A, then installed a 1.8 and a proper intake. So I’m not sure if it would still work, plus you’d have to run the same inter cooler and turbo manifold in the same place for any of it to work. And it would technically require the BOV T you don’t want. It would be 100% up to you to figure out if it’ll work for your setup. Let me know.
curly is offline  
Old 01-18-2018, 09:02 AM
  #13  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

I have some bits now, enough to pretty much complete my cold side, so I'll take it. Would you consider $105 shipped? I don't want the bov T (maybe muthagoose will buy it?). I don't see the hole for the IAT, but if it's for the cold side, he can have that too.
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 01-18-2018, 09:26 AM
  #14  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,443
Total Cats: 588
Default

Sure, I’ll PM you two
curly is offline  
Old 02-09-2018, 10:46 PM
  #15  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
Sure, Iíll PM you two
Thanks Curly! Got them all installed, awesome quality and condition on everything! Now I'm ready for a tune
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 02-10-2018, 10:14 AM
  #16  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,443
Total Cats: 588
Default

Let’s see some pics!
curly is offline  
Old 02-10-2018, 11:18 AM
  #17  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by curly View Post
Letís see some pics!
Of course! Getting my STI exhaust fit on tuesday, so I drove home with nothing behind the turbo. About 3min on the highway, my speedo stopped working >.< After I got home I looked and my wideband wires melted into the speedo cable, but not much so I pulled it off and nothing was exposed on either end. Do I have to replace my speedo cable now, or is there something I can try to do to fix it?




bhop_alex is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 12:20 AM
  #18  
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 18
Total Cats: 0
Default

Not gonna need the other fan?
autoxinvr6 is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 10:14 AM
  #19  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 40
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by autoxinvr6 View Post
Not gonna need the other fan?
Nope, I can idle all day with just the one
bhop_alex is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 10:40 AM
  #20  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,443
Total Cats: 588
Default

Not half bad for a cobbled together system! The trimmed coupler you have at the intercooler inlet is technically the one I trimmed for the throttle body, but looks like it'll work there too. If I had one criticism it would be that you went from 2" to 2.5" and back to 2" off the turbo, staying 2" might save some room around the radiator. But I realize I didn't exactly ship you all that. I was able to simplify my routing a lot since I didn't have power steering, glad it all worked out!
curly is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: WTB Intercooler Piping/Couplers/Clamps


Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.