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Ok----I have the 81ZXT and am about to put an intercooler into it. I found an intercooler off a VW which measures 14in long(not including the tanks) 9in tall and 3.5 in thick. Is this sufficient for the intercooling. I can't complain it has 14 horizontal rows and only cost me $25. Can any help with details on the piping? I want to locate right behind the valance. What type of material? Can anyone send some pics of the routing and locations? Thanks!!!!!
 

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As for the inlet and outlet they are both on the same side. This is along the length-wise section of the unit. One is facing directly up and the other at 60 degree angle facing toward the rear of the intercooler. The dimensions are 14inches wide-----9 inces tall and 3.5 inches thick. Inlet and outlet are 2.25 inches across. I was thinking of using the PVC for cost reasons, but what about connecting joints? Should the joins all be rubber including and bends? If PVC joints are used for bends, can a PVC cement hold under the pressure? On more thing, I plan on removal of the Airbox, but not the AFM, will this help in piping for the intercooler? HELP!!!!!!!!!!
 

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As for the inlet and outlet they are both on the same side. This is along the length-wise section of the unit. One is facing directly up and the other at 60 degree angle facing toward the rear of the intercooler. The dimensions are 14inches wide-----9 inces tall and 3.5 inches thick. Inlet and outlet are 2.25 inches across. I was thinking of using the PVC for cost reasons, but what about connecting joints? Should the joins all be rubber including and bends? If PVC joints are used for bends, can a PVC cement hold under the pressure? On more thing, I plan on removal of the Airbox, but not the AFM, will this help in piping for the intercooler? Also, I plan on using ground effects and insight I think would be best for cooling. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Help is here.

Thanks Eugene,
So PVC would be the cheap alternative? Silicone hose to make the seams? Why not rubber? I think I have the routing down, just not the connections. I am going to run the pipe from the turbo down and under the radiator to the intercooler. This will allow a easier run up and around the side of the radiator and to the intake manifold. With the way the outlets are situated on this intercooler this seems the most logical path. What was your piping material?
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