Janspeed Stainless steel Intercooler Pipes
Getting air to the engine is one of the main ways to increase performance, these pipes are wider than the stock effort allowing a greater flow.
Firstly remove the rear panel and crash assembly or access to the lower pipe is a REAL pain!
Here is the kit as supplied by Smartarse Design. You can also try contacting Janspeed.
This is the standard layout.
Top pipe from intercooler to inlet manifold.
Top pipe has been removed.
Lower pipe, here is the connection to intercooler.
Lower pipe, here is the connection to the turbo outlet.
Lower pipe has been removed.
New lower pipe assembled for fitting.
New lower pipe in place.
New top pipe assembled for fitting.
New top pipe in place.
To quote S2TinyFlier 'Certainly feels as if the pick up is much sharper.
The diameter of the lower pipe in particular is much larger than the standard
plastic (oddly shaped!) unit so airflow is undoubtedly much improved'.
The bad points.
In the year that these have become available, Janspeed have routinely increased
their price forcing Smartarse Design to increase theirs to cover the cost.
Originally they retailed for £69.99 but due to Janspeed's price increase they are now £105 plus postage and packaging. Personally I think the price has stepped over the boundary.
I hope that Smartarse tells Janspeed to stick it and finds an alternative manufacturer.