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Custom IC piping, any one pulled it off?


nly1446
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271293 posted 10/27/05 09:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was looking into hard piping my car, but the kits are too expensive, even the universal kits. So I have been looking at local companies that sell aluminum piping, not auto companies, because they will charge an arm and a leg too. So, local fab shops for pipe, where do I look for cheap silicon hoses? Has anyone ever done this themselves? If so, where did you look for parts? Any help will... help...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271331 posted 10/27/05 11:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Al pipes: ebay
silicon hoses: ebay
t-bolt clamp: you've guess it, ebay



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271333 posted 10/28/05 12:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
www.sc-power.com thats where I got all my stuff, tell them austin sent you.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271338 posted 10/28/05 01:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
ebay, ebay, and ebay still think "performance car" and jack the price to fit. the idea with 'custom' is to grab parts at cost, from companies that have no interest in the whole performance car bit. its called, cheap.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271339 posted 10/28/05 02:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i did my pipes for about a $110 of course i did all the welding but thats 2.5in stainless piping and an ebay fmic total under $300 everythimg came from ebay on the cheap


Edited by dime2nr (10/28/05 02:06 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271352 posted 10/28/05 06:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I also got my pipes from JC whitney for cheap and did my set up for less than $500 with FMIC, couplers, tbolt clamps and pipes.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271367 posted 10/28/05 07:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
anyone have pics of the "custom" setup??

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271373 posted 10/28/05 07:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have all aluminum pipes that came from certified muffler.
You can see some pics off it in the link to my car in my signature.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271377 posted 10/28/05 07:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I went ebay for fmic and mild steel mandrel bends, forced performance for couplers, hunters truck sales for t-bolt clamps, dave brode for turbo outlet, hks tb elbow from overboost.com, and I needed 2 welds.

here's pics of my old setup:

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271379 posted 10/28/05 07:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You want cheaper parts, look for industrial or construction piping, silicon, etc. As soon as you put the word Intercooler or I/C, the price automatically jumps, cuz they know they can get it. Companies that use these parts for other situations will usually sell off the scrap just to make a buck, they aren't out to snag custom setup builders, just anyone interested in the "junk".



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271400 posted 10/28/05 08:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

anyone have pics of the "custom" setup??




Here are pics of my previous setup.






New setup pics will be up soon enough!!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271536 posted 10/28/05 03:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I did my whole I/C piping (2" mandrel to and 2.5" from I/C) for about 20$ in parts ;P Granted it has a lot of couplers, but it's held together real nice for over a year now no problems. A lot of turbo saabs and volvos have really nice big aluminum pipes with silicone couplers and all sorts of funky reducers/angle couplers u can get for next to nothing if you've got some good junkyards around.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271541 posted 10/28/05 03:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have had a few different home made setups in my car.

See them here...

The First page under "more pictures here" link shows the really old setup we made with exhaust piping, a tig welder, jb weld and some spray paint.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271632 posted 10/28/05 10:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
here are som of mine

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271680 posted 10/29/05 08:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
dime2nr, I noticed no rolled edges on the pipe ends. Do you have any trouble with them blowing off?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271718 posted 10/29/05 01:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
not all of those pics were finished i ran a bead around the pipes about a half inch from the ends

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271719 posted 10/29/05 01:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Apparently you can do your own welding. What made you decide to go long route rather than change the end tanks and go short route with the piping?

John



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271739 posted 10/29/05 03:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
no real reason for not going short route at the moment but if i decide to change its not like its a big headache just some time

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271825 posted 10/30/05 01:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

You want cheaper parts, look for industrial or construction piping, silicon, etc.




Examples of cheap places to get silicone reducers, please. 3" reduced to 2.25" isn't cheap.

For welding, at the worst, just get a cheapie Mig-100 from Harbor Freight for $120 if you don't mind ugly welds. Cover them in JB Weld and there you are. Any monkey can stick two pieces of steel together. It'll pay for itself in one or two uses. I think I already mentioned it will look ugly (but works).

Pipe and bends aren't hard to come by. Just make sure it's aluminized so it doesn't rust as easily.

I get t-bolt clamps from Napa for $3. You can crush pipe with those. Good enough for me.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271833 posted 10/30/05 01:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alot of people may not know this yet, but if you have a NAPA AUTOPARTS around your area, they have some hosing and clamps... cheap...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271835 posted 10/30/05 02:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
holy hell dime2nr! mandrel piping isn't that expensive. It would take you a month to do all those welds!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271838 posted 10/30/05 02:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
it did take me about a month to finish the pipes but i wanted something alittle bit different plus its was really good practice for my stainless welding cert i took right after i got done with them. totaled over 70 tig welded joints in the pipes.


Edited by dime2nr (10/30/05 02:28 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 271904 posted 10/30/05 12:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks good, some people say thats better than mandrel bends, Supra guys do it all the time.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 272031 posted 10/30/05 08:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Better that mandrel bends? I wouldn't go that far... but it does take a lot of time and energy to pull it off and is "different."

The best part that he did it himself.

I assume the system was pressure checked for leaks. It is very easy to have a pin hole in a weld and there are a lot of welds there. (This where the liquid metal comes in real handy.)



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Pictures here

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 272041 posted 10/30/05 08:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I'm doing an FMIC conversion on my GT-Four right now and bought straight aluminum pipes from this guy. He's got the lowest prices, hands down, plus he'll cut to whatever length you want up to 4 feet so it's not expensive shipping-wise. Anything longer than that and UPS increases shipping cost, he said.

He cut me 8 feet of pipe, in 2-foot sections, for around $37.00. I forget his shipping cost but it was very reasonable.

http://stores.ebay.com/Velocity-Air

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