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Old 10-11-2001, 12:23 PM   #1
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Does anyone here know where I can get those rubber connectors that connect the intake to the turbo/throttle body/air filter/etc? My rubber connector split at the track the other week and I got tons of duct tape on it keeping it together.

I tried to go to Home Depot or other hardware stores to adapt their rubber cupplings to the intake but they are either too big or too small. They have 3", 2" and smaller sizes. Nothing in between. I need something in the range of 2.75-2.5" in size. Can anyone tell me what other type of stores I may be able to get these rubber cuppling type connectors at?


Look at this picture. The piece I need is the piece that connects the intake to the throttle body. Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2001, 12:29 PM   #2
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Use silicon connectors. There's a place in Spokane that sells them, the number is on my website... which is down until Friday.

You could also call turbonetics, they have them and will have them to you by next week. www.turboneticsinc.com That's where I bought all of mine at.

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Old 10-11-2001, 12:31 PM   #3
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Kevin - the TB is 2.75" I bet your intake is 2.5. You can get a 2.75-2.5 reducer coupling from Turbonetics http://www.turbocharged.com

If the intake is 2.75 also, then you can just get a straight piece of 2.75 silicone boost hose from Turbonetics or http://www.bakerprecision.com

The wait time will be a while, though, because Subaru is just about the only manufacturer who is using 2.75 in anything.
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Old 10-11-2001, 03:04 PM   #4
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2.75??? Maybe that's why my 3" to 2" reducer is so loose.

Now with the SAAB intercooler though, I really need a 2.25" to 2.75."

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Old 10-11-2001, 04:03 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2001, 05:32 PM   #6
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Or here (Innovative Turbo)
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Old 10-12-2001, 10:11 AM   #7
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Kevin - the TB is 2.75" I bet your intake is 2.5. You can get a 2.75-2.5 reducer coupling from Turbonetics http://www.turbocharged.com

If the intake is 2.75 also, then you can just get a straight piece of 2.75 silicone boost hose from Turbonetics or http://www.bakerprecision.com

The wait time will be a while, though, because Subaru is just about the only manufacturer who is using 2.75 in anything.
Blaster you are right my man. I was measuring the pieces this morning and the Maf sensor as well as the throttle body are both 2.75". I can fit a 3" piece on the throttle body but it seems difficult to do on the Maf sensor. So what I would need is (2) 3"-2.75" reducer couplings: one for the throttle body to intake and one for the intake to maf sensor. I will call Turbonetics and the other shops to see if I can get these pieces. They aren't cheap either. Thanks for the input guys.

2.75"???? But why?
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Old 10-12-2001, 11:26 PM   #8
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A quote from my site,

<<For those wishing to save a few $$, you can get the silicone fittings in
many colors direct from the manufacturer in Spokane WA. The company is BelAir Composites:

Belair Composites

3715 Longfellow

SPOKANE WA 99217

(509) 482-0442

There's a good chance this is the company that supplies Turbonetics. I know
they supply Greddy, Majestic Turbo, HKS and many others. Cool guys to work
with, prices a lot better than retail.

Joel >>



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Old 10-22-2001, 09:23 PM   #9
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Yeah, go with belair for silicon, if you want rubber (a ton cheaper and easier to work with) try mcmaster.com there is a lot of navigating the site to do, but less than half the price of silicon, and just as good in my opinion, but not as pretty in color.
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Old 10-23-2001, 01:35 AM   #10
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I like this quote from the RoadRace Engineering page:

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Tuning Tip: Red is a good color for all around performance, however with a big turbo blue gets upwards of 10 hp, unless you have stock cams, then only 5 hp. Purple is best for bottom end power, mix with red for excellent mid-range. For NT cars, shift all recommendations one hue towards a warmer color. Yellow hose should only be used on high compression NTs or turbo cars with welded differentials. Proper Sticker Tuning can be a successful work around for any of these concerns. ;-P
It's also interesting to note that their black hose is more expensive than the colored hose. Maybe that's cuz they sell more colored hose than black.
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Old 10-23-2001, 01:46 AM   #11
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Kevin I have a stock XT6 MAF to TB hose if you want it. $10+shipping. I got it with my motor and my setup can't use it. I'll check to make sure it has no splits or other damage if you are interested.
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