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ToyoSport FMIC engine bay pipes. OEM look. pics inside

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jay1601, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    had enough of the pipes going across the engine bay, took a look today to see what i could do to hide them as much as possible.

    heres before
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    i started off by putting the standard audi intercooler 90 degree rubber pipe. connected to the toyosport pipe (turbo connecting pipe) turned on its side
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    this pipe (red arrow) i cut about a inch n 1/2 off the shorter leg. if you hold it up your see one it shorter then the other
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    cut that much off

    the pipes will now line up perfectly, put in the silicone reducer and its all connected up
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    this is my engine bay now
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    much more OEM looking, i am at some point going to get the pipes welded together and repainted matt black
     
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  3. benclarke

    benclarke Member

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    Hey Buddy , what size IC did you go for?
     
  4. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    Looks really good dude, congrats ;)
     
  6. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Nice work mate, that looks very neat :)
     
  7. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work, wondered how long it would take someone to do this, much nicer looking.. Reckon you'll set a trend here
     
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  8. deeman88

    deeman88 Watch this space...

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    you done a great job mate!

    thanks Beachbuggy, took the words right out of keyboard cable lol
     
  9. AVLO

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    Hi jay1601 looks very oem as far as bays concerned, nice job!!! How does it look with bumper on? i was guna get 1 of these kits but didnt want to carve bumper up.
     
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    Looks much better, good effort :thumbsup:
     
  11. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    takes a fair bit of working and cutting to get them to fit behind the bumper

    heres photos of the front pipes so they don't stick out.

    standard TB to intercooler pipe
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    cut the silver pipe down in this photo to get the right shape
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    cut this pipe to get it to sit close into the car as possible
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    you can see the longer joiners i just for the pipes to connect to the intercooler

    then you can see they don't even stick out as far at the impact bar
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    still need to shave a little bit of plastic off
    drivers side
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    passanger side
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  12. Metro

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    Did you need to loose the fogs? Im planning on doing this but im really not wanting to loose the fogs as ill end up (like yourself) with two holes and no fogs =/ I was thinking that I could get some mesh to cover them and use the passenger side one for a cold air feed.
    Did you get an ebay FMIC kit?
     
  13. Dark Knight

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    Same question about the fogs??? Also your bumper doesn't look to sit flush to the lights
     
  14. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    my car didn't have fog lights to start with. i fitted a facelift bottom half. i'm using the fog light holes to run cold air feed pipes

    bumper wasn't on 100%. was only place on to take a photo to show the pipes fit behind the bumper grilles
     
  15. AVLO

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    This will be a definate plan for the near future didnt want to see all stainless pipework but now i no its do'able its a definate. Did the kit come with map sensor pipe?
     
  16. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    yeah it came with the pipe that had the MAP sensor hole on it. but i got rid of it as i don't have a MAP sensor
     
  17. Quattro Matty

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    It looks very tidy...Id like to fit one to mine one day !!!
     

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