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    Advantage of Aluminum tubing going to the SC to IC to TB?

    Ok I'm wondering what are the advantages of using aluminum tubes vs plastic? I know the aluminum wont melt but it will also get hotter than the plastic ones my Riva setup came with. I would think the plastic units would deliver cooler air and thats what its all about, whereas the aluminum units would act like a heat sink to some extent? It would seem to me its more of a "wow" factor more than anything else. Please correct me if I'm wrong here or help fill in the blanks.
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    not as much as you think....the airflow from the IC to the TB is great enough to not allow any ambient heated air to soak in and affect performance...

    my flex pipes are stainless, and during my runs @ mudbug I would check the hull for water (just in case) and always felt the pipes...My pipe from the SC to IC is always hot (obviously), and the pipe from the IC to the TB is always cold, the same temp as the water...

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    I see your point there but I do know on some applications plastic is a better passage way then aluminum for, aluminums heat sink abilitys. I was curious if I should change or just stay plastic. To me it seems like a way to spend money that really does not have a big return performance or reliability wise.

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    Stay with the plastic. Aluminum hates salt water,,even powder coated,,,if you can find that anymore. Most poweder coating you see nowadays is as fake as thick paint.

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    yea, if you got plastic stay with plastic....otherise you would have to have mandrel bent pipes...

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    Danny can we add BOV to your pipes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edvazquez View Post
    Danny can we add BOV to your pipes?
    I added a BOV to mine by cutting up a Riva BOV rubber tube and using a 2-flex version of my pipe...I'm working on getting a pipe so that we can put a BOV on it, but the metal is too thin in areas...

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    Can you post some pics with the BOV? Ed

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    Melting

    You answered your own question ... many of us have melted our plastic Riva pipes, resulting in boost leaks. The metal IC tubes can be clamped harder and won't melt or de-form. The thermal difference would be minimal ... and if you think about it, the INSIDE is where its hotter ... so if the aluminum has any heat impact, it would be to allow heat to radiate out of the tubing ... not in. The tube from SC to IC gets quite hot ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edvazquez View Post
    Can you post some pics with the BOV? Ed

    I got pics at home, will post when I get off work...

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