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Old 03-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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CFM IM silicon coupling upgrade...glad i did it

so i herd that the stock couplings didn't hold up well to boost, and since im uping the boost i went and got the kit form CFM. it was very straight forward took me about an hour from start to finish but the biggest thing is that when i pulled off the second stock coupling, the bottom edge was folded up blocking some air going in to the engine. you will see what i mean in the pictures. the rubber was very hard and starting to dry-rot, and i far as i know the IM has never been off the car. so since 03 its been like that.

i would definitely recommend getting this kit. 25$ and the new ones are very smooth inside compareed the the stock which are not.


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Very nice.. what color did you get?

I still have a set of red ones sitting in the basement, waiting for the day when I build a turbo motor. LOL
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The intake manifold couplers are really worth it. The crappy nonadjustable clamps suck. I kept having one pop off near the throttle body. Haven't had any problems with the cfm ones.
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i went with the black ones. wasn't sure if id like red or blue.
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Can't really see them NA. Are they more noticeable with a procharger?
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its an upgrade for either, because the stock ones can dry-rot and crack, and leaks can occur. and the stock ones i hear leak when boosted.

or you can just do it for engine dress up
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Also when you remove your IM, its a PIA to put the stock ones back on, cause they are all bent and contorted.
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I think I will get the kit and do this mod. Factory hoses do get worn. Silicone hoses are top of the range. Laters
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I plan on doing this mod also.

Since we're in the vicinity of the topic, anyone want to guess at what degree the stock intake elbow is? 45 or 60?
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Just how difficult of a mod is this? I know that you said about an hour from start to finish but is it a PIA?
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