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Old 09-14-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Do you bead roll the end of your ic pipes?

cant think of the name right now but what do you use guys use to roll the ends of your pipes so your clamps have something to hold onto the pipe.



check this slick custom tool out. may have to go this way.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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bead roll?
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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its a good idea to, i dont have a tool to do it so my car doesn't have them. Was running 20lbs with no issue. Also all comes down to how good of a fit the pipes are.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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That second one reminds me of the cowboy rail clamps that we use at work
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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Harbor freight sells bead rollers with rollers thatg would accommodate your needs
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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Thanks. I just go the budget route with the vice grips. I was just seeing if you guys did it any other cheap ways or even Did it at all.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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Thanks. I just go the budget route with the vice grips. I was just seeing if you guys did it any other cheap ways or even Did it at all.
I like the vise grips idea. DIY innovation at its finest
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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"Beadform" is the only way to go. We have used them for 25+ years. They are slick!

www.beadform.com
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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yea but im not rich, i can afford 20 vice grip tool that does what i need. not like i build custom ic piping for 200 people a year.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:26 AM   #10
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I use these at work.

Earl's EZ-Beader

http://www.holley.com/types/Earl’s%20EZ-Beader.asp
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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i like this cheap and simple tool that Mechie3 made
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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i like this cheap and simple tool that Mechie3 made
this is really great... u would need a machine shop to make the dies though right... plus looks limited on size, but other than that great ingenuity
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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We bead roll everything. It keeps those couplers tight at high boost levels. Using something similar to this:




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Old 11-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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I weld beads around the outside of the pipe. Not as clean and not quite as effective, but it's better than nothing. More for stopping the pipe sliding out of the coupler than sealing though.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #15
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yes definitely helps!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:12 AM   #16
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I've looked at these... Earl's ez beaders.

http://www.jegs.com/p/Earls/Earls-EZ...40092/10002/-1

expensive if you have many different sizes but if you only need one size it wouldn't be terrible... Cheaper then getting a roller like above, but not modified visegrips cheap...

video of use on gearz... kinda neat.

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:11 AM   #17
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this defiantely helps big time.. first kit i had didnt have this.. a couple times i had it blow off right at the throttle body... what a back fire. lol yea i thought my car blew up a couple times.. but needless to say next kit had this and not one issue... ive seen some high psi cars (non subarus... like turbo big blocks) they have this and also make metal brackets bolting the 2 meeting points of pipeing together to ensure they never ever come off or apart....
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:15 AM   #18
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this defiantely helps big time.. first kit i had didnt have this.. a couple times i had it blow off right at the throttle body... what a back fire. lol yea i thought my car blew up a couple times.. but needless to say next kit had this and not one issue... ive seen some high psi cars (non subarus... like turbo big blocks) they have this and also make metal brackets bolting the 2 meeting points of pipeing together to ensure they never ever come off or apart....
THis^ weld hooks on the pipe so you can run a high tension spring from pipe to pipe, kinda like how some snowmobile heads work. that is you happen to need to run over 40 psi, which we all do right, 35 psi is stock on the wrx's ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:51 PM   #19
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I try to bead everything but the tight radius pipe coming from the turbo to the fender was hard to get the bead roller I borrowed. I just used a alittle hair spray on that one and now I cant really get it off.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #20
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I finally got my hands on the Vibrant manual bead roller. lts a little pricey for just one project but hopefully Ill get more jobs to use it on.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:35 PM   #21
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+1 for welding beads around pipe. Works great and hoses won't pop off. Welder is easier to get a hold of than a bead roller.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #22
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My boost pipes have always been rolled. I have known a few people that would blow a boost pipe mid cruise and would have to wait for them to get it back together. You dont wanna be that guy.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:03 AM   #23
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We bead roll everything. It keeps those couplers tight at high boost levels. Using something similar to this:


Kinda funny how this pic turned up here. Thats my pic, from my garage, rolling a bead for my Audi UrQuattro. Anyway, it works for me on the larger piping. I was actually shopping for smaller beading tools when I stumbled on my pic in google images.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #24
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I use the Vibrant aluminum weld on fittings, they are amazing and no more blowing off intercooler pipes!
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #25
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personally i think all intercooler pipes should be bead rolled and proper clamps used as well. if they arent bead rolled they are properly made..... intake pipes you can get away with no bead rolling but i do it anyways for asthetics.
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