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    FAO Silicone TIP owners

    Hi All

    Just wanted to know opinions on Turbo Intake Pipes. I have currently got OEM but my car is remapped and I want to know what TIPs you guys are running e.g. Forge, Samco or other?

    I am yet to experience collapse but I have heard you get a slight performance increase with Silicone TIPs plus I would like peace of mind.

    What is the best in your opinion and are they worth the Ł100+

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    i thought they were just for looks

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    I have a Forge item in my AGU A3 and to be honest I'm not sure of any gains, although it does seem to pick up better. I'd shop around before you decide what make to go for as there seem to be some cheaper ones fitted by a few people now that are saving some pennies against the Forge item.

    I'm happy with mine though, overall quality is great. Plus looking at the 2 pics behind I'd say there's deffo less restriction over the stock item (on an A3 though)

    Standard item (Turbo end)



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    The Forge ones seem nicely made though, I had to trim a little bit off each end to get it to sit perfectly but it was less than 10mm per end Here's a few other pics of various bits of it so you can see how they look close up...







    I'm sure someone can offer some opinions on non Forge items and point you in the direction of where to look for them.

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    aswell those silicone pipes can be bought in any shape and sizes for alot cheaper than Ł100. they might not be a forge one but its gonna be the same silicon material and thickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    aswell those silicone pipes can be bought in any shape and sizes for alot cheaper than Ł100. they might not be a forge one but its gonna be the same silicon material and thickness.
    I wouldnt be so sure about that. There are some right nasty cheap ones with a lot less ply's in the structure than the Forge ones. A decent quality one will be really stiff and harder to bend than a flacid cheapo ebay special item. A soft one will just collapse.

    Have a look at Autobhan? ones I think they were. Someone got one on here not long ago.
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    i think the ones i had were from silicone.com or something like that from motorserv. They were very strong and got a similar sized pipe for Ł45

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    if u kno the sizes they are mile cheaper!

    http://siliconhoses.com

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    I've always used ebay ones myself. Ł80 is much cheaper!!

    You can also get ones from China. Not had one myself so can't vouch for quality!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-TT-S3-225...#ht_1690wt_939
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    if u kno the sizes they are mile cheaper!

    http://siliconhoses.com

    Thats Forges website... they are Silicon Hoses

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    Thats Forges website... they are Silicon Hoses

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    Interesting.... Has anyone got Samco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    if u kno the sizes they are mile cheaper!

    http://siliconhoses.com

    I'm aware you can buy straight silicon pipe, bends and elbows from pretty much any place...however a TIP isnt just a bit of pipe, its designed for a specific car and needs to fit right.
    2000 Audi A3 1.8T Sport - Custom Code Phase 1 remap / Custom Stainless Catback Exhuast / MKII 18" RS4 Reps / Wietec Ultra GT40mm / KW ARB's / Forge TIP / Forge 007 / Green Panel Filter / EBC Greenstuff pads / 312mm S3 front brake upgrade / Aero Wipers / LED Interior Lights / LED Side Repeaters / Face Lift Rear Lights and covered in Dodo Juice

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    i bought a samco TIP from someone on here before i took it up to Jabbasport, although they said tey fit an O ring to prevent collapse. Only difference i noticed was the noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3Tom View Post
    I'm aware you can buy straight silicon pipe, bends and elbows from pretty much any place...however a TIP isnt just a bit of pipe, its designed for a specific car and needs to fit right.
    just like mine



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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    Thats Forges website... they are Silicon Hoses

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    LMAOOO! i didnt know that oh well

    ...ill get my coat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    just like mine



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    Quote Originally Posted by JS1500 View Post
    Search for Autobahn88 - bought mine for Ł56 and it's just the job.
    That's where I got mine also.
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    is there any known bhp increase or is it just turbo sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Pro bodge!
    Jealousy will get you nowhere.... ;P

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    why didnt i read this before paying Ł130 on mine? hmmmm doh!

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    Does anyone know if I can get one like this for my s3, someone mentioned a test was carried out on these hoses, and even with the best of 5 plys, there was some colaps under load on the higher gears, therefore it would be nice if I can get one like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-GOLF-4-IV-1...item35a576f6e4
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