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05-14-2008 07:35 PM
jonny72888 yes its all custom.
it adds some turbo lag but once it has boost it keeps it longer. ( i think)
05-14-2008 07:18 PM
adshaft Is this custom piping? Cause 3" is kinda big from posts I've read. Some people are running big hp with stock intakes and they are way smaller than 3". 2.5" I would think is more appropriate. Do a quick search on intakes there's lots of info on that subject.
05-14-2008 07:10 PM
jonny72888
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Originally Posted by adshaft View Post
Assuming you're using 2.5" piping, and your IC has 2.5 IN/OUT. Just to give you an example of what's out there. 3 or 4 ply silicone couplers. 4 ply being better. Just look at the angles you need and take it from there.

TB-Intake= 2.75-2.5
Intake-IC= 2.5-2.5
IC-Intake= 2.5-2.5
Intake-Turbo= 2.5-2.25? Check your turbo's size (if TD04 I think it's 2.25")

This was just a quick search, look into more and you'll figure it out.


Bottom Coupler attaches to IC : 2.5"-2.5"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-5-S...spagenameZWDVW

i have 3" pipe.
from the turbo to the IC is 2.5 then off the other side of the IC to the TB is all 3".


Top attaches to TB : 2.5"-2.75"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-DE...spagenameZWDVW
i have 3" pipe.
from the turbo to the IC is 2.5 then off the other side of the IC to the TB is all 3".
05-14-2008 07:05 PM
adshaft Assuming you're using 2.5" piping, and your IC has 2.5 IN/OUT. Just to give you an example of what's out there. 3 or 4 ply silicone couplers. 4 ply being better. Just look at the angles you need and take it from there.

TB-Intake= 2.75-2.5
Intake-IC= 2.5-2.5
IC-Intake= 2.5-2.5
Intake-Turbo= 2.5-2.25? Check your turbo's size (if TD04 I think it's 2.25")

This was just a quick search, look into more and you'll figure it out.


Bottom Coupler attaches to IC : 2.5"-2.5"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-5-S...spagenameZWDVW

Top attaches to TB : 2.5"-2.75"
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-DE...spagenameZWDVW
05-14-2008 06:33 PM
jonny72888
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Originally Posted by mike saunders View Post
Find a decent three-ply silicone elbow for $30-40 and you'll never have to worry about it.
where?

all i saw was some for $80+
the black one is from jegs.com, its made by turbonetics.
05-14-2008 06:08 PM
mike saunders Jonny, that pipe is thicker but it's still going to keep you up at night.

The main reason rubber pipes burst is heat.

They're more pliable when heated, and stretch more...and eventually pop undr pressure. (Nick's comments were right on the money.)

The major reason you use silicone is because it's heat resistant to 300+ degrees and keeps its shape. Find a decent three-ply silicone elbow for $30-40 and you'll never have to worry about it.
05-14-2008 12:41 PM
nowhereman
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Originally Posted by adshaft View Post
It's better than the blue one but it's still rubber, the Oem ones from saab are better than those cause they have inner woven meshing. Silicone ones are your best bet for durability.
true.
that interwoven mesh makes a huge difference.
05-14-2008 12:36 PM
JK Yeah, boy, without the reinforcement fibers woven in there you might be looking at a repeat performance.
05-14-2008 12:30 PM
adshaft It's better than the blue one but it's still rubber, the Oem ones from saab are better than those cause they have inner woven meshing. Silicone ones are your best bet for durability.
05-14-2008 12:14 PM
jonny72888 replacements...




if i pop that one then i think i have to go with all hard pipe. lol
05-14-2008 05:28 AM
GenuineSaab I love seeing those un-reinforced hoses on the dyno under boost.. The puff up really big.
05-14-2008 02:45 AM
jonny72888 its funny now, but after i the pop i looked under the hood and the wya that was hooked up the hole was so i couldnt see it... i wasnt happy i was thinking the worst. but now i think its funny, i thought you guys might to.

im not even going to try to take it back, not worth dealing with the people there.
05-13-2008 09:02 PM
Tikka That is genuinely hilarious, such a perfect failure. It must have looked like a balloon before it went
05-13-2008 08:52 PM
PaulH i think those are only meant for intake purposes, not boost. sorta like the furnco fittings you can get at home depot, they look like intercooler fittings, but they are definitely not.

Paul
05-13-2008 08:23 PM
chriscam84 Lol, that must have been funny... especially the noise that hose made when it let go.
05-13-2008 07:51 PM
Talladega900 In my best "Larry the Cable Guy" impersonation: "That thar's funny, I don't care who you are!"
05-13-2008 07:45 PM
Makeyousaab quality right there
05-13-2008 06:57 PM
drewz airflow se wow!
05-13-2008 06:57 PM
Tweek's Turbos Roffl, can you take it back?
05-13-2008 06:55 PM
dan-the-kid LOL wtf did you shoot it with?


I wonder why it popped right there? Manufacturing defect?
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