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    cold air feed help :(

    Went down the garage where my car was done today because my intake pipe wasn't put back, he advised me not to put my veccy intake back on as it crushed the top of my old radiator, So now im stuck with what to do, i was going to order some piping like this and some hose clamps:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/63mm-2-1-2-Neo...ht_1201wt_1167

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Flexible-Black...#ht_2203wt_941

    but i don't know what size piping i will need to fit to the end of the air box, any one know? it looks like this at the moment:


    and where should i fit the cold air feed to? should i cable tie it? i don't have much room because of my uprated rad as you can see below:



    cheers

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    i have dbilas enlarged scoop with some 80 mm hosing and mine dont rub



    i just moved the scoop as far right as poss so the bonnet would still shut and have the silicone hose sat on the rad hose

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    Strange, it shouldn't crush the rad, it isn't really any deeper than the OEM pipe, it's just wider...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Strange, it shouldn't crush the rad, it isn't really any deeper than the OEM pipe, it's just wider...
    That's what i thought too, very odd.

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    The top of my old radiator was crushed right down at the top by about 2" - 3", that may be why my old radiator cracked he said, maybe i can try and modify my veccy intake

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    Strange, I see no reason why that should happen, as said above, the Vectra intake pipe is no different in height to the OEM pipe, so not sure how it can crush the rad beyond being fitted roughly or the rad having an impact.

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    I had this exact same problem with my veccy c intake, where it started to crush the rad pipe.

    What you need to do is rotate the end of the veccy c pipe 90 degrees so it gives the rad pipe more room and doesnt crush it.

    Ill take some pictures of what i did and post them up soon. But i got the idea off here as someone else has done the same.

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    my rad hose is blocking anything from going in there :/

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    i found it alot easier to quickly take the front bumper off and drivers headlight out, made it a piece of pish to get it on and move it away from things that would be in the way
    Astra T9 estate for sale, see my ebay link!

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    I had ago today and the veccy scoop sits okay, i just can't get the joiner hose which goes to the airbox to go on, i tried so many different ways but as the joiner piece isn't that flexible it wouldn't go on, could i use flexible ducting to link them together?

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