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Old 09-12-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Ok high boosters.. need some help..

ok. i was having some probelms before finally got them figured out so i changed the plugs today and took it out for a test of the high setting and it ran beautiful... all 25psi though 3rd and 4th gear and even into 5th for a quick second.. then letting out. and it never went above 12.2 on the wideband. and j&s stayed dark.. just a few quick flickers which tom says is ok... i love it... . now if i could just figure out a way to keep my intercooler piping on.. ive already beaded the piping, have silicone couplers, scuffed up the connections on the piping with sand paper, cleaned them with alcohol, i have both worm screw clamps and t-bolt clamps and it doesnt seem to matter... it seems every time i push a long hard pull in the high setting it blows off a piece of pipe somewhere.. what are some of the things you all pushing the higher boost doing? any v-band clamping stuff? suggestions please?


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i ran 25 and never had a prob with mine except for one pipe. and put a long piece of coupler on mine with 3 worm style on each side. it didnt come off after that... but it pretty much would have had to have blown it off the car lol.

any way they make wiggin clamps. they are like v-band clamps but they flex. they are pretty expensive but they are very nice. i'll see if i can find a link to them

found them. yep 85 a piece.
http://treperformance.com/i-62555-2-...y-wiggins.html

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maybe i need to try that sugestion.. longer coupler with a few clamps on it.. that might work.. thanks.. and i dont think those wiggin clamps would work on my car unless i modded my piping.. then might as well go for v-band..
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Are you using Tom's piping or is it a hacked up eBay kit? Just wondering since the more couplers you have, the more chances you have to blow them off. If possible, have a shop weld all your pipes together except where they connect to the turbo, I/C, and TB.
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its toms kit for an svt so a couple of pipes are a bit different.. and i have a welder so if i do that ill do it.. im thinking the idea about the multiple clamps on the spots comming off might just do it.. so i have to find some of the coupler stuff in a longer tube..
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There are a few cheaper options as well.

Vibrant makes a set of quick disconnect couplers. They call them VanJen. Here's a link to vibrant's site.
http://vibrantperformance.com/catalo...Path=1022_1250

Also read about a company called Hargett Precision Products (HPP) in DSport Magazine a while back. Here's a link to that article.
http://www.dragsport.com/issue/2009/0109_tech.shtml

And a link to HPP's site
http://hargettprecision.com/index.ph...-couplers.html
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Looks like the VanJens are more expensive than the Wiggins clamps
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Directly from vibrant they are. Sorry, you can actually find them cheaper, granted not much cheaper.

http://thmotorsports.com/vibrant/vib...base=12557-03-
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I 100% guarantee you if the piping and the hoses are clean , no paint and regular worm clamps it will hold your 26psi

I have done it for years on many diff cars as well as my customers cars dont have this issue

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