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suprafanatic
January 30th, 2008, 04:31 PM
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!

viper92086
January 30th, 2008, 05:46 PM
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

http://web.njit.edu/~bsh3/downloads/engine%20revised/DSC02368.JPG

suprafanatic
January 30th, 2008, 06:11 PM
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?

ms07s
January 30th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Nice job....wheres your bov?

Edit: GM 3 bar?

cruisnhard
January 30th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Which ebay kit is that? Is it a universal one.

americanjebus
January 30th, 2008, 10:25 PM
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.

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/9647/aftervq2.jpg

suprafanatic
January 30th, 2008, 10:39 PM
very nice! and clean! where did you get that pipe? and what BOV is that?

americanjebus
January 30th, 2008, 10:58 PM
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2009635/c-10101/Nty-1/p-2009635/Ntx-mode+matchallpartial/N-10101/tf-Browse/s-10101/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.

bowsercake
January 31st, 2008, 12:10 AM
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.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1361/1390873200_b49e75910e.jpg

SD2JZA70
January 31st, 2008, 12:11 AM
Here is a set up I built on a buddies supra
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/SDstreetracer/DSC04227.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/SDstreetracer/DSC04231.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/SDstreetracer/DSC04233.jpg

viper92086
January 31st, 2008, 08:07 AM
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.

viper92086
January 31st, 2008, 08:08 AM
Nice job....wheres your bov?

Edit: GM 3 bar?

bov is under my headlight, i tried to make it as clean as possible, the gm maf had to go before the bov so it didn't leave me to much room

supraman74
January 31st, 2008, 10:01 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/Coolector/Supra%20Pics/New1.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c382/Coolector/Supra%20Pics/New2.jpg

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.

JesseH
January 31st, 2008, 10:12 AM
how are welded pipes fugy? as americanjebus has his you cant even tell that they are welded, I think the way he did his is the cleanest and most tasteful way to do it.

supraman74
January 31st, 2008, 10:21 AM
Just my opinion! To each his own, right?
BTW, its Fugly = F&*#ing ugly

eman2289
January 31st, 2008, 10:50 AM
Yes thats what it means.

supraman74
January 31st, 2008, 11:07 AM
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...

Keros
January 31st, 2008, 11:25 AM
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

SupraRon
January 31st, 2008, 04:58 PM
Hey americanjebus,

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

suprafanatic
January 31st, 2008, 05:12 PM
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?

JesseH
January 31st, 2008, 06:26 PM
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

Kangae
January 31st, 2008, 06:52 PM
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.

SLO-MK3
January 31st, 2008, 07:19 PM
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:

JesseH
January 31st, 2008, 08:23 PM
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:

Kangae
February 1st, 2008, 03:32 PM
or you could just buy the candy blue powdercoated one that im selling:naughty: lol

WEll I might just want the numbers in "3000" to be blue, not the whole thing.

Adjuster
February 2nd, 2008, 03:19 PM
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.)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Adjuster/7MGTE/IMG_0807.jpg
Matches the engine underneath it all right? LOL
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Adjuster/7MGTE/PICT0097.jpg

ms07s
February 2nd, 2008, 03:29 PM
WOW your set up is extra clean!

spoolint78
February 3rd, 2008, 06:46 PM
only decent pic i have

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4493/picture183tr1.jpg

suprafanatic
February 4th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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

Wade T
February 4th, 2008, 08:49 PM
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o293/BoostedInline6/100_0831-1.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o293/BoostedInline6/100_0828-1.jpg

Boost_happy
February 5th, 2008, 01:44 AM
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.)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Adjuster/7MGTE/IMG_0807.jpg
Matches the engine underneath it all right? LOL
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/Adjuster/7MGTE/PICT0097.jpg

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

1992supraman
February 5th, 2008, 01:51 PM
only decent pic i have

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4493/picture183tr1.jpg

is that a custom ffim or a 2jz ffim???

tubbie
February 5th, 2008, 02:15 PM
http://www.suprapics.com/pics/petes%20supra%20engine.jpg

suprafanatic
February 5th, 2008, 02:57 PM
NICE!! no fan?

JesseH
February 5th, 2008, 03:25 PM
NICE!! no fan?
im guessing electric

ViR2
February 5th, 2008, 03:26 PM
that's one interesting way to rout :)

suprafanatic
February 5th, 2008, 03:32 PM
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

JesseH
February 5th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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.:)

HommerSimpson
February 5th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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!

D:\Documents and Settings\GREG\Desktop\pics\Intercooler.jpg

Im thinking of routing over radiator...

JesseH
February 5th, 2008, 04:01 PM
D:\Documents and Settings\GREG\Desktop\pics\Intercooler.jpg

Im thinking of routing over radiator...
is the hood still going to close that way?

JesseH
February 5th, 2008, 04:12 PM
ok, heres mine...just now installing the harnness and everything is coated in dust lol
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/thesupraguy87/installed.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/thesupraguy87/installed2.jpg

suprafanatic
February 5th, 2008, 04:12 PM
well wont geting that bolted back down give me power back? cause the maifold would be leaking right?

HommerSimpson
February 5th, 2008, 04:16 PM
is the hood still going to close that way?

It will.. ofcourse i have lota work ahead of me...just got intercooler last night ...I plan on mod.. ing the rad suport some to get pipes further back twords motor.. But I plan on having hood cut open were the 2 pipes sick out then go back under hood scoop that is not done yet eather.. motor blew up in middle of body work

JesseH
February 5th, 2008, 04:22 PM
well wont geting that bolted back down give me power back? cause the maifold would be leaking right?
If there were not any bolts on the bottom then yea you were prob. getting a decent leak that would cause some power loss so that should help....and not having BHG anymore :icon_bigg

suprafanatic
February 5th, 2008, 04:35 PM
the mechanic couldnt believe how the car ran so good with a bad BHG and the bolts missing off the intake manifold.. lol

bowsercake
February 5th, 2008, 04:56 PM
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o293/BoostedInline6/100_0831-1.jpg[/IMG]
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o293/BoostedInline6/100_0828-1.jpg[/IMG]

That set up looks really nice and clean. The IC pipe is running really close to the turbo and engine but I guess it's pretty close to the Turbo in the stock location anyways so your setup probably isn't any worse in terms of location.

7M MK2? More pictures please. :icon_bigg