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Old 06-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question diy turbo inlet

I have been thinking how I can make a turbo inlet with the help of local shops. As $200 seems to be to much for making this part. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:57 AM   #2
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I'd guess it would be a pain in the ass as you'd have to remove and re-install the intake manifold a bunch of times to check for fitment. Also, if you're making a metal one, I know the one I have on my car has a crazy silicon connector that reduces as well as sorta jogs over and down.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:57 AM   #3
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The up front time and expense to make some initial prototypes far exceeds the cost of just buying a premade unit...
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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I have been thinking how I can make a turbo inlet with the help of local shops. As $200 seems to be to much for making this part. Any thoughts?
$90hr minimums will start to add up faster than you think.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:18 AM   #5
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BUT, what about for someone who already has the motor out? Seems to me it wouldn't be too much of a hassle. Im going to try and do it myself as im already in the process of an engine build. I'll post the results when im done.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #6
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Any other company other than APS makes the metal one?
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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^ agency power does but generally frowned on.
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Made my own, keeping the intake manifold routing but using a custom up-pipe/downpipe to allow a straight shot 3" coupler. The 3" offset couplers make me angry, I see no reason to run a 3" turbo inlet with such an abrupt transition. The 2.4 is better. This pile of aluminum took me approximately 6 hours, but I can install/remove it without pulling my intake manifold! Just pull the PS pump.

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Old 08-08-2010, 06:43 PM   #9
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Hmm interesting
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More power to you. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #11
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Made my own, keeping the intake manifold routing but using a custom up-pipe/downpipe to allow a straight shot 3" coupler. The 3" offset couplers make me angry, I see no reason to run a 3" turbo inlet with such an abrupt transition. The 2.4 is better. This pile of aluminum took me approximately 6 hours, but I can install/remove it without pulling my intake manifold! Just pull the PS pump.

Why did you add the front lift? From pics I have found of the aps and the agency power are straight with a cut out. Guessing the cut out is for the power steering.
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I have the front lifted up a bit to allow a larger radius bend, and help it dive under the manifold. The cutout at the back was a little overkill, but I wasn't really going for anything spectacular. It allows the inlet to sit as close to the TGV housing as possible, since I didn't care to grind down the TGV.

This is for a custom setup though, and wouldn't work with the stock turbo/uppipe/downpipe combo. If staying with that, you're better off buying the APS 2.4" inlet and calling it a day. Even better, run a silicone inlet and avoid the headache.
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I have the early version of the perrin inlet but don't really like it. Was interested in a black painted aps inlet. I have to many flashy things under my hood. Trying to reduce the flashy look. Been looking at the aps inlet pretty hard.
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Good luck finding an APS inlet...
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Just go here: Importimageracing.com

They have everything for the best deals.
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