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2009-04-24 11:10:40
Originally Posted by dr.fowler
Ben, I'm assuming that you cut that access at the end of the rad?
Correct. See here.

Originally Posted by dr.fowler
Have you ever gotten silicone couplers from ATP?
Nope. But this item doesn't inspire confidence at all.

Originally Posted by dr.fowler
they carry the piping too, but I need to shop a little. I really don't know what to expect on price.
You should buy some aluminum 2.5" from a forum member who has some left over from their installation (I have some) and then get a 3" pipe set from eBay?
2009-04-25 06:29:32
So what type of 2.5" piping do you have left? I think I'm going to go with my original hotside piping design... 2" to 2.5" reducter off the turbo, 2.5" hot side w/the bov on the hot side. Then 3" and blow thru setup. I'll need two 2.5" U bends and some 2.5" straigh piping to make my hotside. I'm really not sure what it will take to put my coldside together. What did you use for your hotside?
2009-04-25 11:12:15
Originally Posted by BenFenner
Yes I'm okay with them. I prefer the smooth curve silicone bends to the sharp turns though. I made sure to use the smooth ones for my car.

Check out this link: http://www.sr20-forum.com/offtopic/12929-where-buy-intercooler-piping.html#post169149

Vadim and I had completely different experiences when ordering from silicone intakes. Treadstone worked out better for me. Vadim had luck with silicone intakes.

If you can't get a smooth 2.5" to 3" 90 degree transition you might have to put up with a crap transition. Those are the ropes...

I wish you could sell your intercooler and pick up another one that will suit you better. That's what I did. Then again I don't even know if they have the IC I got with 3" in/outs... =/

I have a Treadstons 3"" in/out IC sitting right now. check out their website, i BELIEVE they stilll have em there. they get pricey tho, let me warn you...
2009-04-25 17:03:50
I would love to do a bigger IC, and I'd love to do position it the same as you're doing Ben, but the big problem is that I'm in such a remote and rural area, that there's no way for me to get any fabrication done without dragging crap 4 hours to a city. So I'm trying to do this and keep it simple. I have a good IC, it's a precision, and it fits in well without having to cut/weld/fabricate anything. It goes right beneath the bumper support with no mods needed. The only problem that I have figuring out the routing. and then maybe having one or two pieces welded.
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