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EuroSwag
03-12-2012, 09:13 AM
I'm having a real tough time figuring out how I can route intercooler piping with the SPA manifold. More or less a pain in the ass and is making me hate this manifold.
I can't put the compressor outlet straight down towards the floor cause the oil drain line is in the way. So is the only way to go outside the frame rail like this?

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x351/EuroSwaga4/a4setup.jpg

M-Hood
03-12-2012, 09:45 AM
You will have to do it just like everyone does that runs a top mount turbo setup, you have to go out just like it is in your picture with the IC pipe going over the top of the frame rail. You can do a 90 deg pipe right after the rail too keep it tight to the rail seeing that you still have AC. Nice part about doing the IC pipe that way is that it leaves you room to do the turbo inlet pipe going straight down.

I have my turbo clocked the same way with my IC pipe going over the frame and I run the Full-Race tube manifold.
http://px6.streetfire.net/0002/43/06/2003460_600.jpg

morzechowski
03-12-2012, 09:47 AM
I know I have a good photo of mine. stand by.

morzechowski
03-12-2012, 09:48 AM
http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad10/da1nonlymikeo/337788_2457025141082_1115708786_32885184_519286737 _o.jpg

EuroSwag
03-12-2012, 10:03 AM
Alright awesome, thanks for the pictures guys. I wish I found out if my ac compressor is shot or if I just need a recharge while my car was running, because I just wanna remove it all together. @morzechowski so basically it looks like you have from turbo to intercooler a 45 degree pipe, 90 degree coupler, and a 90 degree pipe?

morzechowski
03-12-2012, 10:24 AM
Alright awesome, thanks for the pictures guys. I wish I found out if my ac compressor is shot or if I just need a recharge while my car was running, because I just wanna remove it all together. @morzechowski so basically it looks like you have from turbo to intercooler a 45 degree pipe, 90 degree coupler, and a 90 degree pipe?

yea something like that. I just took an ebay pipe kit and hacked it up with a pipe cutter. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5-INCH-ALUMINUM-8PCS-TURBO-INTERCOOLER-PIPING-PIPE-KIT-HONDA-ACURA-BLACK-BLK-/140693910271?hash=item20c202b2ff&item=140693910271&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

EuroSwag
03-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Ahh okay haha, still able to use fogs?

M-Hood
03-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Ahh okay haha, still able to use fogs?

If you want to keep the fog lights you might need to use a 45 deg bend and a 45 deg hose at the FMIC inlet.
But might be able to turn the 90 deg hose that he as on the pipe that is going straight down and have it go right into a hose that has a 45 deg bend. That would also reduce the amount of sharp bends.

EuroSwag
03-12-2012, 10:44 AM
Good thinking, Ill try that instead so its not as wide.