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I/C routing on the trucks

Postby NoKittenXIII » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:05 pm

I was wondering if anyone was willing to share pics of their intercooler pipe routing on their trucks. I'm getting closer to the build on the 97 motor in my garage, and I'd like ideas on how best to run the pipes.
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby tchida14 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:11 pm

I'm assuming you're going with a FMIC? I'm gonna use a side mount from a passat. There will be a coupler going from the turbo straight to the side mount then about 2 feet and a 90* bend into the throttle body! Keeping it simple at first because I just want to get it running, then go FMIC when i need. I'll be interested to see other's set ups to get some ideas!
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby NoKittenXIII » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:17 pm

tchida14 wrote:I'm assuming you're going with a FMIC? I'm gonna use a side mount from a passat. There will be a coupler going from the turbo straight to the side mount then about 2 feet and a 90* bend into the throttle body! Keeping it simple at first because I just want to get it running, then go FMIC when i need. I'll be interested to see other's set ups to get some ideas!



I want to go front mount, as I think it will actually be the simplest and shortest routing. I have a TON of room up front with my custom bumper, and I have a 240 KA to drop it, so the intake points forward, not up. Trying to avoid sharp bends like that 90*
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby tchida14 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:03 am

NoKittenXIII wrote:
tchida14 wrote:I'm assuming you're going with a FMIC? I'm gonna use a side mount from a passat. There will be a coupler going from the turbo straight to the side mount then about 2 feet and a 90* bend into the throttle body! Keeping it simple at first because I just want to get it running, then go FMIC when i need. I'll be interested to see other's set ups to get some ideas!



I want to go front mount, as I think it will actually be the simplest and shortest routing. I have a TON of room up front with my custom bumper, and I have a 240 KA to drop it, so the intake points forward, not up. Trying to avoid sharp bends like that 90*


Do you have any pictures of your custom bumper? I'd like to see that! I'm in the process of making an intake manifold right now that will have a forward facing throttle body, so it should work out nicely once i get that all done.
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby NoKittenXIII » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:20 pm

I have most of my up to date pictures in my "What I'm Starting with" thread. It's a Calmini full steel replacement bumper. Now that the lift is on, I've noticed a decline in throttle response. I suspect it's a power to weight issue. The steel upgrades and armor are heavier than the KA is designed for. It's NA now, so the turbo build should improve that weakness. I'm only going to start with a T28 off of a SR20. Should help out enough for now. A lot of my time and resources are being taken up by my 81 F250 rebuild. I am preparing it to tow the Nissan in case of PCS (permanent change of station).
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby motorhead » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:24 pm

i snuck mine inside the front bumper and drilled speedholes for airflow
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby motorhead » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:25 pm

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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby 95hardbodychuchu » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:14 pm

I like that look of drilling the bumper, never seen anything like that before, looks sick man!
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby motorhead » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:04 pm

Thanks it was a pita but well worth it. I rubn a s15 t28 on a otherwise stock motor, its a lil beasttttt and torquey too
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby 95hardbodychuchu » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:13 pm

Got a link to some more pics of your truck? Would love to see more
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby motorhead » Thu May 01, 2014 5:01 am

Yeah sure check out my flickr by clicking the pics
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby tchida14 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:40 pm

Heres my front mount setup:
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Don't look at my wiring mess... that's another whole project i have to take on.I'm not too fond of the 90's on the cold side but what ever! The greyish pipes I custom made out of steel. I am pleased with my setup, very simple. Some of the right side of the pictures got cut off, but you get the picture.
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby Adrenalin » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:27 am

Glad to see you have it together and running now?
Did you do away with your a/c or the pickup never had it?
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby tchida14 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:28 am

Adrenalin wrote:Glad to see you have it together and running now?
Did you do away with your a/c or the pickup never had it?

Haven't driven it yet since getting the intercooler piping on, since the battery needs to be moved to the bed, but hopefully by the end of today I will take it for a drive and do some tuning. That's the goal anyway.. it was driving fine with none of the piping on, or a downpipe and turbo just whistling away! :D I removed ac, and power steering completely. It's pretty hard to steer now though with a gearbox that's meant for power steering.. I need to find a manual steering box.
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Re: I/C routing on the trucks

Postby Adrenalin » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:03 am

Ha, if it wasn't for the distance I'd swap you. I have manual steering rack and would like power steer. I'm keeping a/c also so trying to fit my fmic in front of the condenser. But not enough room between the bumper/grille and condenser, so a custom bumper seems the solution. Removing a/c in Australia is not an option. 40°c in summer.
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