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Old 05-15-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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I need a longer pipe coupler...where can i buy?

I keep having the same coupler blow off the same pipe thats really close to my turbo.


While tuning my car it never came off, but now that Im playing around with the car and driving it in boost alot more it eventually slips off.

So question is...where can i find a longer coupler? the one I have now is 3" long... even if it was 4" I think it would help lol Oh and my I.D. is 2" or 2.25" cant remember at the moment.

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are you using Tbolt clamps or worm clamps?
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Im using t-bolt clamps on all of my couplers.
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You need to clean the pipe and the inside of the coupler with acetone, i never blew a pipe off at 23psi or 34psi and all i have are worm clamps.

But if you insist Vibrant sells couplers in a 4 foot tube and you would have to cut it down
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I agree with Jim , Use some sand paper on the piping and make sure there is NO paint where the hose goes , I use carb cleaner that is fast drying and clean the hose and the pipe good and dont touch it once clean , then install

t-bolt clamps hold no better and this yet again shows that for thos stuck on t-bolt clamps, worm clamps are all you need

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I did take the coupler off and cleaned it with carb cleaner, re-installed it and it lasted much longer with me driving it with boost. After this last time it came off was when I posted this thread.

BUT one thing I didnt think about was paint. I do have all of my piping painted with a flat black heat paint. Never thought it would slip off because of that but I do see how it could. Ill clean up the ends that go into the coupler and see if that fixes my problem. if not I might just need to find a longer coupler.

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you only need about 1 inch of hose on the pipe for it to hold

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I measured it last night. Im getting about a half inch of pipe or so going into the coupler on each side. :/ Which I dont think is enough. I cleaned the paint off the ends of the piping last night and I made sure i got an even amount of pipe coming in on each side and tightend the crap outta it. Hopefully it holds this time.
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you can usually buy turbo coupler hose from a shop that works on semi's too; they keep lengths of it that they cut to size.
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Ahh might be worth looking into. I just so happen have a International dealership near by.

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