pics of your upper intercooler piping!

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im looking for a new way to do my upper intercooler piping to make it look alot better, if you guys could please post some pics up to give me some ideas it would really help out! thanks!
 

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Here's mine, simple use of the ebay kit. btw i am still waiting to get some pics of the shifter, been very busy at school

 

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hmm i like that... what is that your using instead of the AFM? and how does it work compared to the afm,, as far as like fuel cut and all that goes?

also where is your tube from the ISC going to? usualy it goes into the turbo intake right?
 

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U-bends from JC Whitney ~$18 each and a good pal around to help cut and weld them together. Some hi-temp brake caliper paint and here you have it.

 

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http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/...0101/Ntk-AllTextSearchGroup?Ntt=mandrel+bends

I just bought bends from there, and with a friend on the forum (boostedstr8six) cut them to the size and angles that we wanted. Welded, then sanded off the welds to a smooth finish. From there i just painted them and welded the little 1'' tube end for the Bosch 110 bypass. Bought some 4ply couplers to go w/ the color scheme from suprasport and that was it. Takes some welding skill and a perfectionist attitude to get that clean look but definitely a DIY job.

I hate the look of blue couplers in engine bays and mismatched color schemes Like polished this and faded rusted that w/ mismatched colored vacuum lines. so I went with this so only a knowledgeable eye could catch it. Those that dont really know supra's would not tell the difference from stock which was my goal. I didnt want the silicon couplers/vacuum lines/ hoses, afm delete, injectors, turbo, or anything else to be an eyesore and instead just blend them in.
 

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Not a real good picture but here are my pipes from the GReddy kit as the engine was going together. Please excuse the phone camera.

 

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hmm i like that... what is that your using instead of the AFM? and how does it work compared to the afm,, as far as like fuel cut and all that goes?

also where is your tube from the ISC going to? usualy it goes into the turbo intake right?


it is a maft in blow thru, you might want to do a search on it cause its alot to explain lol. yes that isc pipe normally goes to the accordian but it works fine how i have it connected also.
 

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I know, lots of couplers but it holds 11lbs of boost so...
Better than factory and done on a budget.
I thinks welded pipes are fugly anyways, even the best welds.
 

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Just so I'm not misunderstood here, I'm not saying that someone has an ugly ic set-up...
Just that I think welds are ugly. Hell if anyone has a fugly set-up it me. There's a lot I need to do yet but the budget says I cant, yet...
 

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No... mine is too hideous...

Some nice set ups in here, I think I may use as an example. Props to you guys and your attention to detail :D
 

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Hey americanjebus,

Nice setup. I've been looking for something just like that. The black IC piping is really nice. Great job! :thumbup:
 

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some good lookin set ups.. so where is the other place you can run the ISC hose too? im tired or looking at mine going across the motor... any ideas?
 

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some good lookin set ups.. so where is the other place you can run the ISC hose too? im tired or looking at mine going across the motor... any ideas?
well you have to have it close after the AFM, and you cant just put a little filter on it because that will be un-metered air coming in and give you some problems. so you will have to go over or around the motor in some way
 

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I like the way it looks going over the motor personally, but thats me I suppose.

Anyway though, what I've been thinking of doing is just getting some polished type ic piping and keeping the 3000 pipe, maybe paint the letters in "3000" blue too, I though that might be a nice little touch.
 

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well you have to have it close after the AFM, and you cant just put a little filter on it because that will be un-metered air coming in and give you some problems. so you will have to go over or around the motor in some way
I've got a filter on mine and it runs fine. Speed density though:biglaugh:
 

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Anyway though, what I've been thinking of doing is just getting some polished type ic piping and keeping the 3000 pipe, maybe paint the letters in "3000" blue too, I though that might be a nice little touch.
or you could just buy the candy blue powdercoated one that im selling:naughty: lol

I've got a filter on mine and it runs fine. Speed density though:biglaugh:
lol thats an exception:sarcasm:
 

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Here is my current setup. (It is much like I did last time around, only slightly changed for the new turbo, and going to the Translator Pro/Speed Density setup.)

Pipes are just Mandrel bends, cut and welded, smoothed and then powdercoated candy apple red in this case. (With clear coat.)

Matches the engine underneath it all right? LOL
 

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thanks for all the pictures guys it really gave me some good ideas for my car :) just waiting to get it back from the shop now from the Head gasket job.. turns out i had to get a new head too, the one on the car was warped to much to resurface :S
 

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Here is my current setup. (It is much like I did last time around, only slightly changed for the new turbo, and going to the Translator Pro/Speed Density setup.)

Pipes are just Mandrel bends, cut and welded, smoothed and then powdercoated candy apple red in this case. (With clear coat.)

Matches the engine underneath it all right? LOL
You finaly working on it again? or do i need to come over again and give some motivation? LOL i finaly started working on my engine again!
And the piping is very nicely done
 

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could be electric... get this.. my car is at the shop for the BHG job most people know.. and i went in today to talk to them cause we'v gone threw 2 heads now none of them any good,, so looking for another one.. BUT the mechanic said when they took the head off the car there were NO i repeat NO studs along the bottom of the intake manifold to hold it on.... aka masive boost leakage there.. so my car will deffinitly drive ALOT stronger than it ever has..:) so theres good news... hehe
 

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could be electric... get this.. my car is at the shop for the BHG job most people know.. and i went in today to talk to them cause we'v gone threw 2 heads now none of them any good,, so looking for another one.. BUT the mechanic said when they took the head off the car there were NO i repeat NO studs along the bottom of the intake manifold to hold it on.... aka masive boost leakage there.. so my car will deffinitly drive ALOT stronger than it ever has..:) so theres good news... hehe
There are bolts for the bottom of the intake mani, not studs. There is 1 stud on the very left closest to the alternator, two where the EGR valve is and two inbetween the runners.:)