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      05-24-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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FTP Turbo Inlet Pipe

I have no affiliation with FTP, but just noticed this available for pre-order on their website: https://www.ftpmotorsport.com.tw/pro...ipe-intel-pipe

I assume this is FTP's answer to the Pure Inlet Pipe. The price isn't bad considering it's a full replacement for the stock part, rather than just the end price.

I like that it has a mounting tab which the Pure one lacks, but I wonder how well it will flow compared to the Pure and stock parts.

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Nice find, Nezil!

Why do you suppose they made it taper so drastically and didn't engineer a more gradual reduction in diameter?
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Nice find, brooke1972!

Why do you suppose they made it taper so drastically and didn't engineer a more gradual reduction in diameter?
I suspect it's just because the pipe is made from extruded Aluminium pipe welded then cleaned up. A cone shape would need to be machined from billet, making it quite a bit more expensive.

It's still quite a bit better than the stock moulded plastic I think:


And here's the Pure part to compare:

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This comparison of the ends, makes the FTP look somewhere between the inner bore of the Pure and the Stock pipes:

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Nice find, Nezil!

Why do you suppose they made it taper so drastically and didn't engineer a more gradual reduction in diameter?
It's 100% cost. There are more elegant ways to produce it, but not at costs the market will bear. Alternative methods could include casting which has a huge upfront cost for a very cheap piece, 3D printing which has a huge cost of machine operating time, or other expensive methods.

The taper could be created using sheet aluminum and a roll former to shape a cone, or buying premade transitions. That said, both of those add cost in terms of materials and labor operations. That piece is about the best the market gets for under $200.
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This comparison of the ends, makes the FTP look somewhere between the inner bore of the Pure and the Stock pipes:

Yup - need to know what ID of FTP bore at where it connects to the turbo housing.

If FTP bore is less than Pure then the cost effectiveness of FTP v Pure is questionable in my mind.

Having used Pure on Mx35i and got another to install on m2 the extra $$ is it worth it IMHO
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Is there any benefit to these pipes? I may do the Stage 1 turbo upgrade soon and am curious if all the inlet/outlet pipes do anything, or if it’s just peace of mind.

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Anyone know why the part number changed in July of 2017?
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Anyone know why the part number changed in July of 2017?
IDK - can only see one part on realoem - 13717602651
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Anyone tried FTP's turbo inlet pipe, yet?

I'm considering grabbing it along with their charge & boost pipes, when I install the Dinan turbo.
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An inlet pipe is the one that the exhaust enters the turbo?
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An inlet pipe is the one that the exhaust enters the turbo?
No, it's the inlet to the turbo after the air filter, before it's boosted by the turbo.
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I find it hard to believe that the inlet pipe matters all that much. The turbo inlet is just a vacuum cleaner mouth. What are you gaining from smoothing the airflow going into an impeller that is just sucking air that it's going to compress anyway?
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What are you gaining from smoothing the airflow going into an impeller that is just sucking air that it's going to compress anyway?
The gain isn't from smoothing, but from increased size. The stock inlet pipe necks down right before the turbo, acting like a restrictor plate. Pure did some testing and at high revs, high output it was good for ~40hp up top with stage 2 turbo. Stock would probably never be able to notice a difference.
http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showt...1271177&page=2
http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42512
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Sounds like I may be the first to try this pipe out. FTP is shipping the first batch on Monday and I’m putting it on along with the other FTP pipes, Dinan turbo, CSF radiator, oil cooler, and DCT cooler.

Labor should be minimal while everything is ripped out, and I figure $180 is worth some cheap insurance while on track and maybe even an hp or two.
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I've got this on order as well. Hopefully can get it on within a week or so of getting it. I'll be doing it and the GFB DV+ at the same time
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Sounds like I may be the first to try this pipe out. FTP is shipping the first batch on Monday and Iím putting it on along with the other FTP pipes, Dinan turbo, CSF radiator, oil cooler, and DCT cooler.

Labor should be minimal while everything is ripped out, and I figure $180 is worth some cheap insurance while on track and maybe even an hp or two.
any update
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any update
Everything fits great. No issues.
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Everything fits great. No issues.
Did you measure ID - stock v FTP at the turbo end ?
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Did you measure ID - stock v FTP at the turbo end ?
I did not. Sorry, missed that opportunity.
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Did you measure ID - stock v FTP at the turbo end ?
I did not. Sorry, missed that opportunity.
No problem - bit of long shot - classic case of "if you don't ask, you don't get !"
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How hard is it to install one of these things? Looking at it on the lift I don't even know how the hell I would get my hands in there.
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