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    Basically guy's was destricting my airbox the other day and noticed that my intake pipe that runs from the airbox across the radiator and sits at the grill it in real bad condition and rather that find a standard pipe was considering just sort of making my own,

    i want to remove the pipe and the plastic intake pipe, and just re-use the hole already bored for the standard intake pipe and fit a new 1!!

    wheres the best place to re-route the pipe??

    best material to buy for it and where from??

    or you guys reckon just keep it standard!!

    advice tips or even pics etc would be gratefull!!!
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    I just rerouted the standard pipe so it didn't run over the rad. I moved it somewhere down by the brake duct. Probably not the greatest idea for driving through water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    I just rerouted the standard pipe so it didn't run over the rad. I moved it somewhere down by the brake duct. Probably not the greatest idea for driving through water!

    Ian
    my intake is goosed so it definetly needs replaced but looking at from where it exits the airbox it seems kinda the best and straightest place to route it across to where it is set up standard!!

    is it easy enough to route to the brake duct?? as i have read a few have put it in a similar place, but i assume the straighter and the pipe the better the intake for the suction etc,

    you got a pic ian??

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    I'm afraid that was on an old car of mine, it was a M44 318is.

    It was tight but was able to get it pretty straight. I was more concerned with minimising heat.

    I also removed the resonator but am not sure that was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    I'm afraid that was on an old car of mine, it was a M44 318is.

    It was tight but was able to get it pretty straight. I was more concerned with minimising heat.

    I also removed the resonator but am not sure that was worth it.

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    no worries matey will look into this at the weekend
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    any1 got any pics???

    i am currently looking for some piping but cant really see anything that stands out dont wanna order the wrong thing!!
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