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Old 04-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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turbo piping, need help

i went to a local turbo shop today and had a nice long chat with the guy on the build....deff not looking forward to the price but he said if i can do alot of the work myself it would cut down dramitically on the final price....so looks like its time for me to start hacking away at the bumper bar and such and roughly get the cooler mounted ..... im getting more and more excited as the days go by....and after 6 months im still waiting on my turbo...when to the place where i ordered it had a giant yelling match...i got back next wednesday to see if it came(which it better have) or well get into another yelling match agian

what size tubing do you guys usually run??? and why is the maf tube always larger??? im thinkg 2.5" tubing and a 3" maf tube?? does that sound right??


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Old 04-30-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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Best way is 2.5 from turbo to intercooler and then 3 inch from intercooler to the throttle body. Although using 2.5 inch the whole way is just fine there are some benifits to running 3 Inch after your intercooler.
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Why are you using the shop at all? Do it all yourself. As for the piping from what I've read both 2.5 and 3" would work fine.

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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i am doing 2.5 all the way with the 3 in maf tube. and if you get a cxracing pipe kit you can just cut it to fit. no welding needed just a couple extra couplers
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2.25 from turbo to IC then 2.5 from IC to TB with 3" maf tube.
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well my inter cooler is 2.5" so ill go 2.5" piping.....doesn that mean i should go 2.5" exhuast as well???
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3" exhaust is what I've been told multiple times. With a Turbo set up the more free flowing the exhaust is the better.
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