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Plastic Intake Tube

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  1. Ck11

    Ck11 New Member

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    Hi. I'm looking for the plastic intake tube that connects from the turbo inlet bell to the flexible tubing that connects to the MAF sensor.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Ck11

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    Anybody have any alternatives??
     
  3. Jan Larsson

    Jan Larsson Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wish we could get them reproduced in aluminium one of these days.

    Some used GN versions and got them to fit however the bends are totally different but as long as they don’t hit anything it should be ok. Others welded their own from a few pieces of bent tubing just cutting them in the right places.
     
  4. Ck11

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    I don't have one to compare for correct angle. I see stainless 3" intercooler tubes on eBay. They have powder coated black aluminum as well. I'm thinking a 45 degree elbow.
     
  5. Jan Larsson

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    24FE0B77-4B6E-48F3-A487-9A45F78002DE.jpeg DC8544BE-D2E7-4673-8D6F-8525E75A53AF.jpeg

    Not sure about the exact angles but these photos might help (OEM plastic pipe)
     
  6. Ck11

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    They do help quite a bit. From the photo the angle dosen't seem that sharp.Thanks. Seems the original tube is hard to come by.
     
  7. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    The fac. stuff wasn't that good to begin with, over tighten once and it will collapse, if you want the fac. look your better off cutting a metal piece and paint it black...
     
  8. Jan Larsson

    Jan Larsson Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep Robert is correct one end collapsed easily when tightening the hose clamp and GM even redesigned the plastic tube once to improve the strength of it in that area.

    The fix is to cut a thin alice of a 3”tube (aluminium so it won’t rust) and press inside of the plastic tube that way it won’t collapse at all.
     
  9. Ck11

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    Thanks for the input. I must figure out something. Because I'm looking to retain the stock appearance. So I'll continue to hunt and try and find an original and reinforce the end, and in the meantime I'll try cutting to fit a powder coated aluminum 45° elbow and see how that works out.
     
  10. TTAstage2

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    I may have a stocker in my stuff. Lemme look tomorrow.
     
  11. Ck11

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    Cool. Let me know
     
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    Did you ever find one of these? TTA Plastic Intake Pipe.JPG
     
  13. Ck11

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    No, I have not.
     

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