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Old 06-15-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Custom AC line question

is it possible to take the low pressure/high side line from one car, cut it along the hardline and have it welded to another oem hardline's firewall/compressor fittings?

i don't see why not, but i don't know so that's why i'm asking lol.

basically i would rather switch to a 2008 sti LP line setup (which runs under the tmic) instead of bending the hell out of my original hardline and smash it into the firewall. i would cut the compressor/firewall fittings off my stock line and then fit/cut/weld as needed to use the 08's line and routing.

appreciate serious responses thanks.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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FROM WHAT I KNOW:

Technically yes, but the aluminum used in AC piping is literally recycled soda cans so most shops will say no. Check the Yellow Pages in your area for an automotive AC specialist. Yes, the yellow pages. You should find a shop or three that will make customs lines, so they can cut and use the $Texas AC line crimper they have an make it that way. I thought about doing this with my car due to a leak and opted for the $125 OEM line which I'm picking up tomorrow.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:41 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply unabomber. i had a feeling it wouldn't be "that" easy.

another idea i had was to just cut the stock hardline near both block fittings and have some new ac fittings welded on to the ends of the cut hardline. then i could run an aeroquip hose or something in between, routed under the tmic?
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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If you're going to use a hose.. I'd make sure it can handle the pressure of the discharge/liquid line (high pressure). If I'd be doing it, I'd see if I can wing up copper to it instead of the aluminum.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #5
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You should have an industrial fluid conveyance business in your area that can handle what you need. Industrial Areoquip dealers are a great resource for all things fluid related.
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