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      10-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #199
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Tiago...did you ever confirm fitment on the 1M? If it fits with minimal trimming, can i still order with your GB pricing?
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      10-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #200
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It fits but it requires a replacement lower charge pipe. We're actually running REALLLY low on stock on these (3-4 left) and won't have anymore in stock for another 6-8 weeks.

You can still purchase at the GB price on the website but aside from the pre-orders that we are going to offer until the kits arrive, the price will be increasing.
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      10-12-2012, 01:51 PM   #201
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I still want a VRSF intercooler... I am holding out for the 5inch since I dont wanna cut. But the 7 still is tempting. Would give me a reason to upgrade to RB turbos later..
Just get one, the cutting isn't a big deal at all. I just cut the lower portion of the shroud completely out.
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      10-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #202
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It fits but it requires a replacement lower charge pipe.
How difficult is that and whats the cost?
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      10-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #203
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Just mention it in the notes & we'll provide one free of charge
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      12-28-2012, 12:07 PM   #204
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      01-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #206
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5" will be $410 shipped when it's in stock
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5" will be $410 shipped when it's in stock
Is the 5" going to use stock couplers or use the upgraded one as the 7" uses
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      01-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #208
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Upgraded 2.75" couplers
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      01-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #209
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Here's a shot of the 7" with the new end tanks and new finish. I have a few of the 5" that I'll post on Monday if I have time

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      01-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #210
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Here's a shot of the 7" with the new end tanks and new finish. I have a few of the 5" that I'll post on Monday if I have time

Nice. Looking forward to the 5".
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      01-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #211
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Here's a shot of the 7" with the new end tanks and new finish. I have a few of the 5" that I'll post on Monday if I have time

Wow. Looks very good actually.
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hey i tried looking through the thread but couldn't find it, any idea when the 5 inch would be ready for sale? and if i read correctly it does not come with plumbing?
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The new 5" & 7" will come with the required plumbing to replace the stock connectors.

Both will be available in about 4-5 weeks. We're just awaiting delivery.

They can be pre-ordered at the link below
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      01-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #214
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on your website sit it says both are available but with stock connectors? and that if you want 2.75 inch connectors you have to wait until mid febuary?
correct me if im wrong please
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      01-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #215
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OEM connector is in stock, 2.75" mid-February
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Just curious is there any benefits/major difference from the end tank you just posted to the original?
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^^ that was my next question...what is the difference? are the stock connectors no good?
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Just curious is there any benefits/major difference from the end tank you just posted to the original?
Tiago will settle this but i'd imagine it flows a bit better, and obvious is much more aesthetically pleasing.
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Just curious is there any benefits/major difference from the end tank you just posted to the original?
Well there's quite a few advantages to be honest. In terms of fabrication, the original tank we offered has a 2.75" pipe (thinner material) welded to the end tank (thicker material). This makes it difficult to get proper penetration and generally requires cleaning up the inside of the pipe afterwards. It also doesn't allow for a smooth entrance and exit since there's going to be a lip on the inside. The new design is a seamless entrance/exit which will help will allow for better flow.

We also reduce a step in the manufacturing process which ensures the same, perfect fit each time. There's also the aesthetic value but I'm the type of person that will design something to perform rather than compromising for the sake of appearance..

Intercoolers like the AMS use this method and it works fine but we're just trying to perfect the design. Using the cast inlet/outlet also allows us to use thicker inlet/outlet which allows the installer to crank down on the t-bolts when installing without having to worry about the pipe deforming since our cast inlets are much stronger than conventional tube inlets. We're also one of the only intercooler (possibly the only one) that uses a true 2.75" ID inlet/outlet on a cast end tank (AA uses 2.25", HPF uses 2" OEM). These cars definitely need help breathing up top due to the smaller turbos and increasing the size of the intake tract will definitely help.

You'll mostly benefit from this larger connection on an upgraded turbo setup, while the gains on a stock turbo car running stock like boosts are going to be marginal.

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^^ that was my next question...what is the difference? are the stock connectors no good?
The stock connections have proven to support up to high 400whp without causing a bottleneck, although I have yet to see/do a proper test showing different HP gains. I honestly don't think peak HP will be affected too much, although gains in the upper RPM range should be expected on a full bolt on car.
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kool thanks for clearing all that up
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