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Old 04-09-2000, 11:37 AM   #1
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...who fabricates piping? I need some 2-3/4" or 3" piping fabricated (per my design) and some silicone tubing also. I've got my new intake done but it's a little hairy (need some more deisel truck coolant hosing to connect it better) and it tends to run on the top fuel line on the passenger side (I've got it padded at the moment so it's not too big of a deal).

But anyway, I need mandrel bending (2 pipes with 1 welded flange on one of them) -or- I need someone to weld some butt-weld piping together with some straight pipe (fabrication all the way) with a welded flange as well, plus I still need to find a place that sells 3" ID silicone tubing.
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Old 04-09-2000, 07:27 PM   #2
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Nick, its gonna be hard to find someone that 'stocks' silicone hose around here, it will most likely have to be ordered. (but if there is a local source please let me know)

One source that sells silicone hose is called Pegasus Racing, they are out of Wisconsin and they carry the SAMCO brand.

I cant find the catalog, but I'll keep looking to see if I cant get ya a number at least

tra la la la la

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FOUND

Pegasus Racing Supplies
2475 S 179th St
New Berlin, Wisconsin 53146
1.800.688.6946

The catalog I have is from 1997, and the largest size they sold at the time was 2 1/2 inches. They sell it by the meter, and the cost for the 2 1/2 x 1m hose was $63.

Prolly worth a phone call to them and see what the current price and availability is, at least get a current catalog from them , they got kewl stuff
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Old 04-10-2000, 08:35 AM   #3
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Cool... I'll give them a call. Oddly enough, one of the branches of the company I'm working for is in New Berlin, WI. I don't wonder if I can't have a 'sample' sent to me.

I also thought of one other place that I have to talk to today... Street Stuff in Elk Grove or something... They're a big racing shop so they might have some. Other then that I'm about ready to jump onto the Thomas Register site and get the name of a manufacturer in the area. *shrug* You'd think it'd be more popular stuff too.
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Old 04-10-2000, 10:22 AM   #4
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Still searching...

Seems that I can't find a single place that covers the 3" ID range. Street Stuff would have had to order it for me and they had no clue about price, Pegasus Racing said the max thye have is 2-1/2" still, all the sites on Thomas Register were appaled by me asking for 3" ID (they said silicone tubing but failed to mention it was all medical grade, under 1" ID mainly).

Back to square 1 but I've got a few more ideas I can try... Until then I will go nuts looking.
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Old 04-10-2000, 10:40 AM   #5
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I heard PRM intake company can sell you the piping.

Also, you might want to check in turbo magazine. There is an ad that sells both aluminum straight and U bend piping as well as the silicone couplers. I called them before and it was pretty expensive. I'm at work now but I'll try to find it later.

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Old 04-10-2000, 11:01 AM   #6
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Cool, thanks Aspen. I'll hav PRM a look and I'll pick up a Turbo magazine as soon as I can. The aluminum piping sounds good, I also want to see if I can make up a few prints and get a few quotes but I have to find a fabricator that will work with aluminum piping and welding in small quantities. Sometimes it is tough getting stuff in low quantities.

BTW, I called http://www.hosenow.com and they quoted me for 3" turbo silicon tubing... They come in 3' lengths and it is $23.07/ft. Ouch!

I'm about ready to steal a big dump truck and rip it's coolant hoses out of it... That is what my current hosing came out of (but it came from my friend's dad who works for the county repairing the plow trucks). *shrug* Will see if I can find/contact PRM also.
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Old 04-10-2000, 11:20 AM   #7
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Sweet... I just talked to the guy at PRM and it looks like he can custom bends everything for me and include the nipples for the vacuum hoses as well. Unfortunately what I design up will be MY00 only (maybe MY01 if they stay the same) but if anyone is interested in a cold-air intake for a MY00, let me know. I will be designing it and sending it to him for a quote within the next few days so I'll post up the quote as soon as I get it back.
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Old 04-10-2000, 01:09 PM   #8
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huh huh, you said nipples.


Nick I found someone that will sell (order)me an AMSOIL panel filter locally.

If you are using the panel filter with your setup, do you or anyone else want to order one with me?

its the part # S1992
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Old 04-10-2000, 01:20 PM   #9
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How much, Sean? I might be interested but then again, if I have this intake designed and made by PRM I won't need it. Take a look at their site http://www.prmracing.com and check out those in-line air filters. Very cool and exactly what I've been thinking about.
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Old 04-10-2000, 01:35 PM   #10
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Well, from what others have paid, I am expecting the AMSOIL filters to run about $35-ish

I may order a couple just in case...

The PRM kit looks decent, it looks like they are using molded silicone hose for the whole intake track which works well in most of the Audi Turbo cars..
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Old 04-10-2000, 02:16 PM   #11
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Well I was talking to him about aluminum tubing but if he can make it from that molded silicone, that'd work good too as long as it is stiff enough not to collapse under pressure (errr... vacuum).

It seems it might be a little more difficult then he thinks, though I might be able to get around it... 3 90 bends and some straights, plus the filter and a couple of nipples for the vacuum returns. Man I'm glad I got the 2000 without that damn MAF.
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Old 04-10-2000, 02:19 PM   #12
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I don't know how long a run you have in mind, but you may want to check out http://www.hosetechniques.com They have 3" id hose and elbows.
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Old 04-10-2000, 02:40 PM   #13
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Wow... thats pretty sweet, rao. I'm definetly going to have to keep them in mind. I'm definetly going to have to shanghai my friend's copy of Import Tuner (they said they were advertised in the back of that) and see what else I can find.
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Holy Hose-monsters Batman.

Thats a great site.

I figgered that stuff would be x-pensive though.
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Old 04-11-2000, 12:48 AM   #15
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I might see if I can get a 'sample' here at work and see if the company will pick up the bill. It's only $70 and I think the limit without questioning is $1000 so I -should- be able to get one. Will have a talk with another guy here who'd know more about it...

BTW, if I don't have anything new by the weekend you'll all get to see my new intake at the autocross on Sunday. It's not spectacular but it works really well, now all I have to do is find out where the buzzing is coming from at 5-6krpm...
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Another source for silicon hose:
http://www.bakerprecision.com/purosil.htm
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Very nice... I still haven't gotten a reponse from PRM (go figure, huh?) so I'm yet undecided on what I'm doing. *shrug* I'm so clueless lately...
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Old 04-15-2000, 11:15 PM   #18
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8Complex,

Are you going to run the tubing from the stock airbox with an AMSOIL drop in panel filter into the right inner fender? Or, are you going to use a cone filter with a cool airbox isolating the cone filter from the engine compartment?

Let me know what you do, I have a MY00 RS and have been using a flexible "replacement" air hose to get cool air from the inner fender. Works great with my AMSOIL foam filter, part S1992 for $35 + S&H.
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Old 04-16-2000, 12:00 AM   #19
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He's not telling, he's not telling, he's not telling.


Until Tomorrow!!!

Just wait, we'll steal your speed secrets ToMoRrOw....


Larry, did you say you were a dealer for AMSOIL?? Im not having luck getting the local guy to call me back.
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Well my design calls to run a tube from the TB directly into the fender with a filter in-line, but I haven't received a response from this bastard up there so I'm going to email him for a quote and then finally I'll end up ordering seperate pieces if I have to.

My current design uses the stock airbox but I have to work on it a little because it seals in the fender and I don't think that little hole for the vent in the bumper lets in enough air. I may have to put some holes in the fenderwell liner by the tire or something to let more air in.

I just bought a digital camera yesterday so I'm going to be taking a TON of pics at the autocross tomaro, including my intake as soon as I can. I'll probably post those up in the general forum when I get the chance.

BTW, I work for a place that deals a lot with hosing and filtration and stuff so I'm just getting a filter from work and having a piece made to run all 3 vacuum lines into it so they won't get dirty air.
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