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Old 08-27-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Ok so as many of you know I have the Stock Accordian tube connected to my rice pipe. I want to redo the intake but when I first put the thing on I couldnt find a 3" coupler to go from pipe to TB, all I could find was 3.5"

sooooo where did everyone get these
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My Silocone reducer came with my ADTR, but this should do:

http://64.225.76.178/main.htm

Anything like this will work for you. Turbo supplies are a great choice.
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ok that would work, is there any place that I could just go an pick one up??
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ok that would work, is there any place that I could just go an pick one up??
i've been told (that'* the nice way of me saying, if its not there, don't be mad at me) that they can be had at home improvement stores, ala home depot and lowes...
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I bought mine online here]

Its pretty high quality made of silicone....ive heard that a plumbing coupler from any hardware store will work but i didnt trust them cause i was worried about the heat issue and this one just looked cool too heheh[/url]
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ok that would work, is there any place that I could just go an pick one up??
i've been told (that'* the nice way of me saying, if its not there, don't be mad at me) that they can be had at home improvement stores, ala home depot and lowes...
Home Depot will work in a pinch, but really not the best choice. Your engine flexes as it torques over. If your filter impacts the under side of the hood during this flex, and you have a non-flexible Home Depot coupler on there, it puts undue stress on the TB. This is bad news on a non-supercharged car with the plastic upper intake.

You want a hi-temp coupler/reducer that can flex. Silicone is the best solution.
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If you do go to the home depot, make sure to get the flex coupler, cause it will move around like Bill was saying. Basically if you see couplers there, pick some up and try to fold them in half, twist them, etc... and the one that is the easiest to do that to, get it. Just make sure its not to thin or is not made for heat.
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actually, i was looking for a 'what they said' emoticon, but i just love this one...
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If you do use a hose coupler, put the pipe/TB as far to the edge as possible.

But eventually a silicone one like Muslimsteel posted or www.samcosport.com or some turbo stuff, will be nice.
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http://www.williamwren.com/flex.mpg is a good example of what we're talking about here. And yes, all my motor mounts are in good condition.
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