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J Glen 08-09-2012 07:21 AM

Turbo Inlet hose
 
I was about to finish up my turbo install last night, but I decided my stock inlet hose is to messed up from me acting like a caveman when I took it out. Just was curious which one I should go with. If this is a common topic I appologize in advanced, but I did a quick search and didn't see a whole lot. Thanks in advanced.

compsurge 08-09-2012 10:25 AM

OEM replacement ($90). Don't bother with aftermarket.

Do not, under any circumstances, go with a GMS. It is terrible fitment from what I've read.

fahr_side 08-09-2012 11:03 AM

The stock ones tear pretty easily. If you're going to swap turbos a few times more you'll tear another stocker, and it's worth going aftermarket for durability. I just ordered a Perrin for this very reason... mine is torn and I expect to test more turbos. Stay away from junk like GMS, FMS etc. as compsurge mentions.

shadowsports 08-09-2012 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by compsurge (Post 4019201)
OEM replacement ($90). Don't bother with aftermarket.

Do not, under any circumstances, go with a GMS. It is terrible fitment from what I've read.

Agree. Go Stock. The GMS does not have the "jog" at the turbo end.

careercadaver 08-09-2012 11:14 AM

I'm thrilled with my Perrin. Easy install great fitment. A lot if them cave in but I've yet to see that with Perrin.

blongo804 08-09-2012 12:21 PM

I have an AVO inlet we'll be installing with the new turbo i'm going with. Will comment back with impressions. :)

dr_sharp 08-09-2012 12:26 PM

perrin works great for me. i wouldn't risk using oem they tear easy. like chinese condom.

compsurge 08-09-2012 01:38 PM

FWIW, my new OEM replacement felt much sturdier at the turbo end than the unit that came off the car with ~100k on it. With proper care taken when torquing the worm clamp, I don't expect any issues.

dr_sharp 08-09-2012 02:16 PM

Thats because the oem degrades with time and heat cycles.

No DRFT 08-09-2012 02:22 PM

OT

Any good install diys on the inlet?

DerekDaniel 08-09-2012 02:30 PM

I just had a perrin put on my 08 Gt and it is nice and mated up rather well with everything. I did hear if you are looking to push over 20psi the perrin may collapse. I dont know how true that is but is something to look into.

dr_sharp 08-09-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by No DRFT (Post 4019606)
OT

Any good install diys on the inlet?

Any walkthroughs that show step by step intake manifold removal would work. Once that's off its just unplug vac line and put new one in.

dr_sharp 08-09-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DerekDaniel (Post 4019617)
I just had a perrin put on my 08 Gt and it is nice and mated up rather well with everything. I did hear if you are looking to push over 20psi the perrin may collapse. I dont know how true that is but is something to look into.

I've not heard that before and I'm running 22psi now. *crosses fingers* :lol:

Max Capacity 08-09-2012 03:12 PM

If you mount the turbo on the up pipe without the studs, it's much easier to install the turbo without damage to the inlet hose. The bolts are the same ones that hold the up pipe bracket to the block.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...i/DSCN4783.jpg


Oh, I also went with a stock inlet hose.

fahr_side 08-09-2012 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by compsurge (Post 4019532)
FWIW, my new OEM replacement felt much sturdier at the turbo end than the unit that came off the car with ~100k on it. With proper care taken when torquing the worm clamp, I don't expect any issues.

I think if you torque it hard enough to seal, it gets squished. Remove / replace it a few times, add some heat-cycling... it tears. If you're going to fit it and forget it, get the stock part. I will be doing more turbo swaps in the near future so a new stock one will get trashed, no matter how tender we are with install.


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