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Intake Piping On Turbo

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by machine, May 21, 2003.

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    machine Banned

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    Does the length of the primary inlet piping to the turbo make a huge difference on performance? I'm talking about from the air filter to the turbo... I always see these turbo'ed cars with the sponge filter sitting right in the engine bay, 6 inches from the turbo. If I could find a way to bring cool air in from outside...be it a box, cowl induction, ram air etc., would the length be an issue?
     
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    not really.
    once it goes into the turbo, it jsut gets compressed, and compression = heat.
    thats what an intercooler is for :)

    you MIGHT notice a degree or too colder, but its really not worth the plumbing trouble
     
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