[urq] Throttle body to IC hose replacement options

Charles Baer charlie at istari.com
Wed Sep 15 19:01:59 EDT 2004

I was in the middle of working this out but, to paraphrase Brandon, the 
UPG West
timing made me bend over and uh... ne'er mind.

I came close with a 2-3/4" to 2-3/8" reducer at the top and a 2-3/8" 
hump (flex joint)
on the intercooler, what I didn't come up with was a lightweight 
60mm(~2-3/8") tube
to sit between them and tap it with a 14mm port for the wastegate hose.

I have delusions about buying a TIG, learning to use it and fabbing a 
tapered pipe with
a 30deg. bend at the top so you can buy off-the-shelf straight hose 
couplings for minimal $$.
Even without doing that, the transition piece was only $25 and a common 
size, so if
you have a side-tapped 60mm aluminum pipe you probably can get the end 
at about a dozen web sites at relatively low cost..


BTW: The UPG was GREAT!  Paul and Pauline did a wonderful job planning our
diversions.  The urq herd as usual was made up of enthusiastic wild 
people and a
fun bunch to hang about with, glad to meet a few more of us face-to-face!

Ingo Rautenberg wrote:

>I know, it's been discussed before, but I couldn't find anything recent.  This is for my '84 Urq running a bit extra boost with the WX motor.  Is the general consensus to replace with OEM or is there a Silicone alternative that fits/works well.  2 large bills ain't cheap, ya know...

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