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Old 10-02-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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I eventually need to redo my intake setup so i can get rid of the crappy greddy filter and move it off the shock tower so i can install my brace. I know most people without ps/ac clock the turbo down. However i want to keep my ps+ac. I was thinking clocking the turbo up kind of the like the old FM setups. Do you think i'd have enough room under the hood with a tight radius bend in there?
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did you get a chance to take a look at my setup?:





Where the greddy mounts you should have plently of room to route it similarly.
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i'm not sure if i can fit everything that way, at least general consesus is that you can't with ps and ac. Plus if i go over the top i wouldn't have to change many pipes
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something like this i think would be pretty easy

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Come on over and we can figure something out.
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john i've been looking at this cast aluminum pipe from my original greddy kit, i think i could just hack the big end off of it and use that for the bend coming off the compressor housing, then use a 12 inch piece of 2" pipe and a 45 degree coupler to mate up to the front pipe

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As long as it clears your hood, this idea should work.
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yeah that's my main concern. I'll try and measure things up, i know it will be tight. In the meantime i gotta get this clutch done, i turned it up to 10psi, as soon as i hit 4k it just spins like mad.
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I'd ask around prior to installing the shock tower brace. With my Konigs/Toyos/KYB's/ChassisBraces, the schock tower stiffened up the front end to the point that it pushed like a big bad mad DOG! Nothing I did could get the rear out and I absolutely can't autocross it with the thing on. Hit up the "track" and the "suspension" forum at m.net. See what those guys think.
The first autocross of the season here I showed up and one of the Miata gurus looked it over. I popped the hood and he said "take f'in thing off, you'll never get it to turn." I tried it his way and mine. He was right.
It does stiffen it up for the street and gives you that "tight" feeling you're probably looking for. But for me, it lowered the limits of what the car could do.
Mine is detachable, so the brackets are still in place but the bar is no longer there.
As a bonus, it's a great place to lean on when you're working on the engine.
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well it's been sitting under my bed for over a year, i'll try it out if i don't like it i'll take it off no big deal
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the elbow looks like a perfect bend for the job. Hard to say if you'll clear the hood or not. But I'm certain you can fit 2.0" pipes beside the p/s.
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I had a bit of a play a while back with the exact same bit of pipe and clocking the turbo upwards.
Sadly though it did catch on the hood, albeit not by much.

I've gone another route now and put the AFM on the front of the turbo - seems to actually make it a bit better breathing too!
Pics available of the before and after if you want them, just let me know and I'll post em up.
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Pics available of the before and after if you want them, just let me know and I'll post em up.
you had to ask?! Do it!
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Here they are then!

This is how it was previously...





And here's how it looks now after some angle grinding and shoving/pushing.





Ignore the duck tape on the turbo outlet, that's now a nice new piece of Samco
I might try and find a thinner air filter too and just stick it straight onto the end of the AFM rather than using the elbow, but it works ok with no clearance problems for now so I'm happy
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Great stuff - I'll grab one of those and see what I can come up with

Mind you, my current project is logging my AFM voltages against MAP and RPM and coming up with a way to CHEAPLY remove the AFM altogether.
Getting there, but still a long way to go as I want to log as much as I possibly can!
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The RB-0910 also works quite well for tight spaces. It's got 1 or 2 square inches less surface area than the Ru-5111, but it's considerably shorter, making it a bit easier to jam up against the slave cylinder resevoir, if need be...like me
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Exactly what I have rammed all up against mine!
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Great minds/posses think alike, no?

Sorry I didn't buy mine from you; at the time, I'd forgotten that you were a K&N retailer.
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Here they are then!

This is how it was previously...





And here's how it looks now after some angle grinding and shoving/pushing.





Ignore the duck tape on the turbo outlet, that's now a nice new piece of Samco
I might try and find a thinner air filter too and just stick it straight onto the end of the AFM rather than using the elbow, but it works ok with no clearance problems for now so I'm happy
Great lookin set up. I'll be taking notes of your set up when i'm putting mine on.
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