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I know i was wondering, What do I buy and what setup will actually work.

I ended up going with a Center to Center a 22"x12"x3" Treadstone core, end to end it's 29" went this route because for some reason it was only $140 shipped.

Ended up buying a cheap ebay pipe kit which was

2 x Straight Aluminum Pipe

2 x Aluminum Pipe 45 Deg

2 x Aluminum Pipe 75 Deg

2 x Aluminum Pipe 90 Deg

6 x Silicon Hose, Straight

2 x 90 Degree Elbow Hose

16 x Matching Stainless Steel Clamp

The tubing is about 17 1/2" long

And bought a 2" to 3" 90 Deg couple and had a foot of straight 3".

I haven't used either Straight tube yet and i still need to take care of some issues, like the long coupler and the Intercooler definitely needs to be adjusted. I haven't pounded the wheel well and may need to get a better angle to the 90 deg coupler on the passenger side.

 

This is what I've roughed in.

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Show us your setup.

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One thing I was always wondered, do you guys have noticeable amount of lag with all that piping?

 

I was wanting to go with another same sided intercooler to replace my Porsche one but have always considered the set ups you guys have. Just seems like there's a ton of piping involved.

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One thing I was always wondered, do you guys have noticeable amount of lag with all that piping?

 

I was wanting to go with another same sided intercooler to replace my Porsche one but have always considered the set ups you guys have. Just seems like there's a ton of piping involved.

I dont have much lag at all, ofcourse I have never ridden in a same sided intercooled car with minimal intercooler piping.

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I have the same sided inlet/outlet Treadstone "kit" put together by member 240Hoke. Austin left everything in the front of the car(intercooler, some piping)flat black, and everthing inside the engine bay a brushed appearence. It has a Tial blowoff valve, and the piping fits up to a 60mm throtle body.

One of the intercooler pipes runs below the front vertical radiator support/structure, but causes no issues as mentioned by him. I imagine the short length of piping has got to have some advantages over running behind the radiator. I have not installed or ran it myself as my car is completely stripped and receiving lots of rust repair. There was/is a video I believe of his former setup in action, iirc. Included are some pictures that Austin took of his car's previous setup which is relevant to mine, as I am using his turbo(rebuilt), intercooler kit, and downpipe.

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Here is my setup. 2.5" aluminum piping, I made the cold side as short as possible to avoid any heat soaking before going into the TB. I get really no "lag" at all with this setup boost comes on fast and lineal. I think the IC is 12x24x3.

 

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This pic shows my IC size and how my old piping was ran. I see much better AIT with having the piping the other way.

 

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I remember talking about pipe length a long while back and the time it takes to fill was far less important than endtank design and inlet/outlet location. Obviously extra bends in the piping have a effect, also how sharply the turn the air takes.

 

http://www.dvdtfab.com/intercoolertestlab.pdf

This is a very interesting read, you can get a idea how placement and design effect how efficiently the core is used.

This is also helpful

http://www.extremeintercoolers.com/tech.html

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There is already a very exhaustive thread on this. How is that Jacobs ignition working? If you do a search you will see a 4+ page thread on this with pictures.

Jacobs kit doesn't really work to well because it's the EZ kit, I picked it up at a swap meet for $20. It needs a second coil to trigger the box, so I just use the coil. It did put out some major energy though, you definitely wouldn't pull a plug wire while it's running.

 

I've searched, I did see the "show your engine bay" but that's in the L6 section. I certainly like to see other swaps to.

Unless your talking about a different thread.

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There is already a very exhaustive thread on this. How is that Jacobs ignition working? If you do a search you will see a 4+ page thread on this with pictures.

 

Most of the pictures in that thread don't work anymore, that tends to happen after 5+ years. Some were probably lost in the switch to IPB.

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Does anyone have a pic for their S130's? need some ideas.

 

 

I have an S130 IC setup using a 24x12x3 core "straight" endtanks and 2.25" piping. I ran the IC pipes through the stock airbox holes and through the headlight buckets. You can see the details in my build thread.

 

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This is a really old photo, my engine bay looks quite a bit different now, but this shows the routing.

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Here`s mine. I cut the rad/core support a bit and ran all the pipes to one side. Had to mod the Isuzu NPR intercooler. I ran the 3`` intake pipe in front of the IC unit so cold airflow hits the pipe while the car is in motion. The 2/12 turbo pipe runs straight through with no bends to the IC. This works fine for me.

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goodoldjam Curious to why you mounted your BOV right off the Turbo as you did?

The main reason, if you vent after your venting air that has already been cooled and that gets replaced with more warm air.

Having to remove extra heat is always something you want to avoid.

Second reason, I'm with the thinking that I'm protecting the turbo and not the throttle plate. The higher pressure is before intercooler.

It's a pretty normal BOV placement it just doesn't get recommended as much as it should.

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The main reason, if you vent after your venting air that has already been cooled and that gets replaced with more warm air.

 

Nope. Remember, the air is "cooled" after passing through the I/C. It gets replaced with more air cooled by the I/C.

 

Second reason, I'm with the thinking that I'm protecting the turbo and not the throttle plate. The higher pressure is before intercooler.

It's a pretty normal BOV placement it just doesn't get recommended as much as it should.

 

You are talking about maybe 1 to 2 psi. The BOV is venting to prevent damage to the turbo in all applications. Google "water hammer".

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Nope. Remember, the air is "cooled" after passing through the I/C. It gets replaced with more air cooled by the I/C.

 

 

 

You are talking about maybe 1 to 2 psi. The BOV is venting to prevent damage to the turbo in all applications. Google "water hammer".

Yes the air is re-cooled, consider that your intercooler does do work to cool the charge. Intercoolers do heat soak and dumping air that has already been cooled is a waste and should have at least some negative effect on intercooler temps. Your dumping cool air and now you have to re-cool, doesn't sound efficient. Probably could argue that it has little effect but..Remember placing on either side is no more work if you have the room.

 

Edit: You make 1 to 2 psi sound like a irrelevant number.

Actually I was asked a question as to why and I don't need correction. I'm not trying to push this placement down anyones throat. It is not a strange place to put a BOV. Obviously most people can decide, as did I.

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I don't run an innercooler. Boosting through a Holley carb cools off the charge nicely. Currently scaring the hell outa myself @22 psi on pump gas..Yup the charge pipe comes off the turbo and goes directly to the carb using less than 2 feet of 2.5 inch to 4 inch pipe. Cheap enough, simple, and very effective except the mpg but hey its boosted!!

 

 

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