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Old 04-12-2007, 04:08 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if I should post this cuz I might get ripped on for it but I'm gonna anyway. Here is my home depot charge piping project from 2" abs plastic piping. I was so pissed with the stock piping's complete lack of flow or fitment. It seemed like I was stretching everything and squeezing every degree out of the couplers. ABS to save the day. This piping is designed to accomodate large turds so I think it'll flow air just fine.

It came together pretty easily. I do this kinda stuff for my job building hydroponics systems so it was just another day at the office. I looked up its physical properties and it looks borderline for being able to take the temps. It has a melting point of 221*F and a maximum utilization temperature of 194*F. It's my daily driver and I'm not gonna boost more than stock for now so I'm confident it'll hold up.
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Can't say I've ever seen that before! For enginuity. X2 if it works well for you.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:37 AM   #3
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Very novel approach!!!
And when it is parked for an extended period you can grow watercress!!
Won't shed heat on it's way to the intake like thin wall alloy.
Do you carry a fire extinguisher?
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I have tried on a honda before It keeps up very well but you should put some screews to the joints if you do that nomatter how hard you push it won't blowup
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at least you have a mockup for future plans.
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This has been done before.....short term it works great, long term, the abs glue fails, and some claim the o2 gets gummed up from the fumes from the abs piping heating up.
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the charge might not be 221, but the engine bay will surely get that hot....I used two 1" 45° bends on my BOV piping before and they completly warped and became like playdough after the engine bay heated up, post IC.

what I'd do now, is take it it off, and recreate it with MS, SS, or Aluminum bends.
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I agree- it's not going to last. The heat in the engine bay grows dramatically with just a few boosted runs. If people have problems with the brake reservoir melting w/o a heat shield, the abs will probably have issues too.
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great for a short term solution and a template. i won't knock it since i have thought of doing something similar as a template. as others have said... order up some SS or AL and make it metal.
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Thanks for the constructive comments guys. It's a temporary solution so it's not the best, but the etd crossover tube is no daisy either. I can't see myself shelling out 140 for a tube that doesn't even eliminate the stock garbage. I am a little worried about it melting near the turbine. I have some extra exhaust wrap so I may wrap it there. I can't say I agree with the glue failing. As soon as the solvent evaporates it loses its carrier action and leaves its abs monomer to crosslink. If glued correctly the bond site should be strongest part of the pipe. I guess if it does eventually fail my consolation would be that I already have a fitted prototype
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #11
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Ha! nice work!

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Good point
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Looks good to me. I'd save up and spend the money for stripes' IC kit though, it's good looking stuff.
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