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nizmosx
11-17-2006, 09:45 AM
I have the greddy front mount and the piping does not continue all the way to the throttle body. Has anyone every custom made piping to continue from where the greddy piping ends to the throttle body. My stock rubber hose looks like its being tweeked and im begining to question the performance of it. Im sure people get custom piping made. i was thinking more on the lines of buying couplers and random metal adapters and fabbing something up like that.

However it might be better to just go the route of getting a custom hard pipe made and relocate the dv while im at it.

any thoughts

mike-2ptzero
11-17-2006, 11:50 AM
Are you talking about the stock S hose? If so I have seen pics of a few hard pipes that replace it. Might want to do a search here and on AW.

Saturnine
11-17-2006, 11:52 AM
I made a set of hardpipes for my old B5 a few years back.. Just goto a local muffler/hotrod shop and ask to pick through there random bends/misc pieces..

I did that.. Just cut them to fit, and then took it back to have them weld it up for me.. Cost me around $50 i think..

Saturnine
11-17-2006, 11:55 AM
Found a pic of it..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/Saturnine10/BOV.jpg

ActiveMonkey
11-17-2006, 11:57 AM
damn that looks nice.

Chard
11-17-2006, 11:58 AM
Wouldn't it be good to have a bit more hose just to account for engine movement? Did you ever have probs with it slipping off?

I was thinking about changing the stock S hose, too, because the path seems pretty restrictive.

Saturnine
11-17-2006, 12:01 PM
Yea, i did have a problem with the hardpipe coming off the TB, but that was because the POS old school greddy hose was just a tad to short, so it never really fit that well..

I was told/going too run a hump silicon hose instead, because the engine does move around etc.. Buuuut, i never got around to it because i sold my car[:(]

Chard
11-17-2006, 12:06 PM
hmm, okay, I guess it's something to consider. maybe i'll just leave it alone. I'm spending too much on the car as it is...

mike-2ptzero
11-17-2006, 12:09 PM
Movement would only be an issue for those still using stock engine mounts. The stiffer the engine mounts the less engine movement. I run solid mounts and my engine doesn't move an inch when it makes full power.

Chard
11-17-2006, 12:11 PM
you're probably one of the few here and i'm not on upgraded mounts, other than the snub, which is why i asked.

mike-2ptzero
11-17-2006, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by Chard
you're probably one of the few here and i'm not on upgraded mounts, other than the snub, which is why i asked.


Plent of people running 2.8, S4 and RS4 engine mounts. Even those will limit how much the engine moves which will be much less then the stock 1.8's. I also know plenty of A4 owners running hard pipe all the way to the throttle body, most of them posted on AW about the setups.

Chard
11-17-2006, 12:26 PM
do you notice much engine vibration with the new mounts? That may be something worth changing, especially since I'm going BT soon.

nizmosx
11-17-2006, 01:48 PM
sweet. I did a search and i know people have them, But what i was asking is who MADE them yourselves using random couplers and adapters taht are premade. Im going to visit my local muffler shop and see what i can muster up. I think i can source the welding and peice through the exhaust facility at my work.

mike-2ptzero
11-17-2006, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by nizmosx
sweet. I did a search and i know people have them, But what i was asking is who MADE them yourselves using random couplers and adapters taht are premade. Im going to visit my local muffler shop and see what i can muster up. I think i can source the welding and peice through the exhaust facility at my work.


Just make sure they put a bead on each end. You clould also contact Fred at ER to see if he could make up one for you since all he needs to do is make a jig off of the stock hose.



Originally posted by Chard
do you notice much engine vibration with the new mounts? That may be something worth changing, especially since I'm going BT soon.


I get a little vibration but I expected that since I am running cams.

fred2ka4
11-17-2006, 06:18 PM
I had some hard pipes made for my GReddy fmic, but I didn't do it myself. And I am also running the S4 motor mounts, and the snub mount, along with an AWE tranny stabilizer. It all works together very nice, and it's also a very good daily ride. Here are some pics of the piping that I had made, and I do suggest using a local muffler shop as opposed to different pieces, and couplers. There is less chance of something coming off.




http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/LasVegasandothers134.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/LasVegasandothers142.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/LasVegasandothers146.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/LasVegasandothers141.jpg


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/LasVegasandothers166.jpg