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    Help Needed: Looking for certain parts

    Ok folks,

    I need some help finding a replacement part made out of aluminium and not plastic. Here is what I have:

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    This is a 3-inch Spectre Performance Intake Duct Mounting Plate. Part number is 8148. I used this in my N54 Hybrid intake system that I built.

    The problem that I am seeing is that on long drives, this plastic components heats up and becomes softer and more easy to bend. Unfortunately this is not good because the rubber hose I have clamped onto it becomes loose and the engine begins to ingest unfiltered air, which is not good.

    I can't tighten the clamp too much either because I am afraid it will shatter and plastic pieces will be sucked into the turbos which would be a total disaster.

    So, I need to have something similar made out of aluminium.

    Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.
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    Maybe you can find a shop local to you that can fab this for you out of aluminum?

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    ^+1 go to a fab shop

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    I'd look at home depot for something related to dryer vents ducts that connect to the wall.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    I'd look at home depot for something related to dryer vents ducts that connect to the wall.

    Now THAT is a good advise!

    Also, what do you guys think about using something like "Contact Concrete" or some form of super glue to help prevent the 90 degree rubber hose from popping off the intake duct?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    Now THAT is a good advise!

    Also, what do you guys think about using something like "Contact Concrete" or some form of super glue to help prevent the 90 degree rubber hose from popping off the intake duct?
    Can you fit a metal "ring" inside the spectre duct, allowing you to use more force tightening the clamp around the hose?
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    And use some heat resistant silicone, I sealed my POS AR meth elbow with that stuff.
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    xbox_fan,

    All good suggestions! Thank you. I'll see if I can come up with something to rig it up till I get a metal shop to fab be one made out of aluminium.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    Now THAT is a good advise!

    Also, what do you guys think about using something like "Contact Concrete" or some form of super glue to help prevent the 90 degree rubber hose from popping off the intake duct?
    It should not be necessary with anything more than a hose clamp since there is no over-pressure in this location.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by vasillalov Click here to enlarge
    xbox_fan,

    All good suggestions! Thank you. I'll see if I can come up with something to rig it up till I get a metal shop to fab be one made out of aluminium.
    @vasillalov,

    I just recreated my Mr.5 build thread on here: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...986#post283986

    I included the drawings for the flanges I used. Hopefully that can help you and your fab shop out. If you need something custom drawn up let me know.

    I've also got some 6061 Aluminum pipe left over, if you want any of it I'm sure we could work something out.

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    Thats a pretty simple peice. If you cant find any dryer exhaust ducts that suit your fancy, you should be able to take it to a machine shop and ask them to replicate it. If you need a drawing, I can mock one up in NX6 pretty easy.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tzu Click here to enlarge
    Thats a pretty simple peice. If you cant find any dryer exhaust ducts that suit your fancy, you should be able to take it to a machine shop and ask them to replicate it. If you need a drawing, I can mock one up in NX6 pretty easy.
    The dryer exhaust ducts I saw were all 4 inch or 6 inch. Also, they were made out of some sort of a soft steel which means it will bend easily and it will rust. Nice advice though. I spent 2 hours in Lowes digging through all kinds of flanges and adapters.
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