View Full Version : Aftermarket hotpipe?

01-07-2003, 03:15 AM
this might be dumb question, but waht's the pt of getting an aftermarket hotpipe for the SR?

01-07-2003, 03:32 AM
It's for when you upgrade to a fmic. The fmic kits sold doesn't come with a hot pipe and in order to complete the install you need a hot pipe. You can use the oem stock sidemount pipings if you have them too, but it won't match up to your fmic pipings so usually people upgrade to an aftermarket hot pipe just to make it match.

01-07-2003, 05:10 AM
Who sells an aftermarket hotpipe that is compatiable with some of the FMIC kits out there?

01-07-2003, 05:30 AM
Srswap.com sells this hotpipe, it can be flanged for the blitz bov, and powdercoated.. just like mine! =)


01-07-2003, 06:51 AM
i got the same one. I had to cut the end part (SMIC Side) to make my BOV fit.. hopefully it'll still fit when i get a FMIC.

01-07-2003, 11:36 AM
the shop that is doing my swap /fmic is doing custom piping for me...but if i do use a hotpipe, does anyone know if the mounting position will allow for a greddy Type R bov since its huge?

01-07-2003, 01:57 PM
Maybe it is just bad wording, but you HAVE to use a "hot"pipe. Calling it a hotpipe is lingo for saying the I/C pumbing before the I/C (where the air is more "hot", cause it hasn't gotten coolled by the I/C yet). SO yeah you will have to have SOME kind of hotpipe. as for the BOV, you can do one of many things. I would mount it on the side of the pipe, or even upside down (concealed from prying eyes (PO-lice)).

Here is a pic of how mine is mounted on my hotpipe. It is a stock SMIC for now, but it is goign to be the same thing more or less...




01-07-2003, 02:08 PM
If the shop doing your swap is doing custom piping then don't worry about it. I built all of my IC piping for $60.

01-07-2003, 02:20 PM
I got mine from Project Silvia. Aluminum and under $100, iirc. It might be more now.

01-07-2003, 06:57 PM
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I built all of my IC piping for $60.


Was that aluminum or steel? Was that welding together cut mandrel-bent elbows or what? I'm looking at doing that in aluminum and so far haven't found sources that cheap for elbows..

01-07-2003, 08:30 PM
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the shop that is doing my swap /fmic is doing custom piping for me...but if i do use a hotpipe, does anyone know if the mounting position will allow for a greddy Type R bov since its huge


Yup, you're covered. They will build you a hot pipe.

My intercooler piping is made of welded together steel mandrel bent elbows. It was also extremely cheap. It looks pretty good, too. Just paint it pretty thick and call it a day.

Aluminum is nice, but not so easy to find so cheap... and then finding someone to weld aluminum properly for cheap - good luck. Thats why I stick with my cheap steel piping. I can make changes on a whim.

Oh, and my GReddy Type R BOV is mounted where the battery is supposed to be. It hangs off the side of the upper intercooler pipe right where its parallel to the ground, with the opening pointing forward.

One tip: If your GReddy Type R has the race spring, buy yourself a standard spring. The race spring is way too hard. I barely get the standard to open until I boost at least 6 or 7 psi. Weaker BOV's will open from just taking the vacuum to zero.