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    New RIVA aluminum IC plumbing - Nice surprise

    The inside diameter of the new aluminum plumbing is much bigger. The aluminum plumbing measures 2 5/8" ID while the plastic plumbing only has a 2 3/8" ID

    This is definately going to mean greater air flow and an increase in boost

    If the weather would cooperate with me i could get out on the water and see just how much boost increases.

    The new aluminum plumbing comes with an adaptor for those running the old style Bosch BOV that comes with the Power Cooler kit. Im somewhat of a rebel and prefer not to run the BOV so i made a block off plate.

    A keen eye will notice that i have the 02 sensor in the J pipe ready to go out and do some testing with the new Riva ECU
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    Its like that with pvc and copper plumbing pipe to, my dads a pipe fitter and i do a lot of work with him and the id on copper pipes is always bigger compared to the id on pvc its like that with pretty much every size pipe to. Jerry wtf are those zip ties still doing on ure bailer system ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDevilRXP View Post
    Its like that with pvc and copper plumbing pipe to, my dads a pipe fitter and i do a lot of work with him and the id on copper pipes is always bigger compared to the id on pvc its like that with pretty much every size pipe to. Jerry wtf are those zip ties still doing on ure bailer system ?

    BUSTED!!!!!

    What, are you trying to shave some weight off your ski or something!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDevilRXP View Post
    Its like that with pvc and copper plumbing pipe to, my dads a pipe fitter and i do a lot of work with him and the id on copper pipes is always bigger compared to the id on pvc its like that with pretty much every size pipe to. Jerry wtf are those zip ties still doing on ure bailer system ?

    My guess is that because it still has VTS, that it's carey's ski . and the paint looks blue.
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    Yea, thats Carey's ski. She hasn't gotten around to changing her zip ties to hose clamps yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    This is definately going to mean greater air flow and an increase in boost
    Why is that, because the previous tubing was "maxed out" as opposed to the intercooler being the restriction?

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    Because now the ID of the plumbing is slightly larger than the ID of the inlet/outlet of the IC. The plastic plumbing was smaller than the ID on the IC so it was a restriction.

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    Gotcha!!! I didn't realize the old design (plastic) was a mismatch from the get-go.

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    Hulk- Is that a picture of my new used intercooler? I noticed that the E-8 nut on the oil filter isn't very worn? Change oil much? I notice no much lubrication spray on the engine and metals. Is this because you can't keep your hands out of the engine compartment? Keep up the good work, believe it or not, you are saving us a lot of money!

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