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intercooler piping....

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by driver1, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. driver1

    driver1 Senior Member

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    well guys im gonna finally start peicing together a turbo setup for my car and was wondering about intercooler piping, Does it need to be bead rolled? My plans for now will only be around 10 lbs of boost. I know i could make the piping myself but im not sure how i would have it bead rolled if this is necessary. I see alot of kits on ebay for DIY but most of the are not beadrolled ends. So i guess my question is how necessary is it cause i should be able to save a decent amount if i can make my own piping.
     
  2. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    It's not completely necesary, but it's good insurence. Having a silicone coupler pop off on the road can be a pain if you don't have the tools to fix it.
     
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    driver1 Senior Member

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    maybe i could have the ends bead rolled at a machine shop once i mocked everything up and made all my cuts [​IMG]
     
  4. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    You can do it yourself, I believe. Not sure on what metalworking tool you need, but I'm sure you can do it yourself. If not, try a radiator shop or an exhaust shop.
     
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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    yeah you dont need them. but what you could do is throw a weld bead around it. btw check out racing solutions on homemadeturbo in the for sale section for some very good
    prices.
     
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    Speedracer228 ......

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    ^ werd

    whenever i get another car and boost it i was just going to put some tack welds around the edge of the piping to give the coupler/clamp something to bite into so it doesnt pop off
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    ^ My I/C piping doesnt have that :). . . . 15psi FTW!!!
     
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    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    Ran 14-15 PSI on my car, and only had pipes blow off once or twice before I secured them better and used a longer silicone coupler.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    bead it with something. i blew more pipes than the Houston 600 blew... oh never mind
     
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    i dont have any beads on the ends of my pipes, just nitrile couplers and t bolt clamps, held strong at 21 psi, never popped one yet.

    i doubt your setup will ever flow the cfm of a gt35r at 21 psi so i think youll be fine
     
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    [​IMG] i popped them off left and right with beaded edges on 11 psi...
     
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