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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:52 pm 
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whats better to make intercooler piping out of, not worried about how hard it is to make it out of.

whats the better choice?
Aluminium
Steel
Stainless Steel

which one gets hotter and would transfer more heat into the air.

could i use the steel of some 3 inch exhausts if i gave them a really good clean and paint them up is exhaust piping too thin or thick?
my dad will be welding it all together.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:33 pm 
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:49 pm 
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whys that? doesnt hold as much heat?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:55 pm 
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Im using stainless for my setup, but i wish i went thinner with the wall thickness. Weighs a bit too much for my liking (3mm wall 3" pipe).

The only thing about aluminium is that it absorbs alot of the heat from the engine bay, though it isn't really a problem.

Steel is ok to use in a budget build up, bit of paint and she'll last a while.

Go stainless if your budget stretches, if not ally or mild is fine.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:56 pm 
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el_xr6_luke wrote:
whys that? doesnt hold as much heat?


It is a very poor conductor of heat, but if it ever does heat up it will retain it for a very long time, quite the opposite to aluminium.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:06 pm 
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will it make much of a difference if i just use normal steel compared to the stainless.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:20 pm 
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ive got aluminium.... very lightweight.....

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:32 pm 
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how much boost do you run, because ive seen that the aluminium is cheaper.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:41 pm 
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el_xr6_luke wrote:
will it make much of a difference if i just use normal steel compared to the stainless.


Only thing you have to worry about is rust.... Paint is very cheap and easy fix.

No probs using steel at all, Galvanised isn't a good idea though as Zinc particles going in the motor is not good. The heat in the combustion chamber will melt it and clog up (over time..).

I've done a 1600 Datto with steel, a coat of paint and 4 years on its still good.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:04 pm 
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ive used stainless ,wont rust either,you wont ever run evun boost to blow a hole in piping ,only thing that will blow is ya silicon joiners

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Mine is mild steel 2 1/4 x's 2 befor intercooler than 3" to throttle body...
Yep mild steel ceramic coated..Looks like alloy....
Doesn't absorb too much heat.. I have insulation [fibreglass matt] shielding on crossover pipe as it passes behind radiator... Twin turbo... V8....

 

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im running about 9pound on a stock enigne.... no probs here.... Looks hell schmick too..... here's a couple of pics

http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff127/EF_ECTIV/

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:39 pm 
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im running about 9pound on a stock enigne.... no probs here.... Looks hell schmick too..... here's a couple of pics

http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff127/EF_ECTIV/



your car and the piping looks mint.
heaps of welding done on the piping.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:58 pm 
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cheers mate Im stoked with the final results.....

 

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i would say alloy is the way to go.

mine is alloy all the way. it polishes up sweet as and is light cheap and dosnt hold the heat.

 

 

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