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    GT36SX turbos and stock intake bubble: Making it fit

    Hopefully these turbos aren't too old for people to remember or be able to help me out. Or, there has to be another type of turbo with a different sized inlet than the stock intake bubble - maybe td05s?

    I've got a set of GT368SX's, and decided to go back to the stock MAF and I'm having trouble with the stock intake bubble mating up with the turbo inlet. 368s are 2.25", and the stock bubble is 2"(as far as I remember). Right now I have a silicone coupler clamped to the end of the bubble and then onto the turbo inlet, but I'm worried that may blow off when I decide to turn up the boost.

    Does anyone know how to retain the stock MAF and fix this issue? I'm open to any suggestions at this point.

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    Wait, when you say the stock bubble... you aren't mentioning any turbo intake pipes. Those are what is supposed to connect the bubble and the turbo.

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    Do you still have the rubber rings on the inside of the intake arms?
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    Just use some aluminium or SS pre turbo pipes and some good quality silicon couplers. If the siszes don't match then use the correct size reducer coupler etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Man View Post
    Do you still have the rubber rings on the inside of the intake arms?
    I tried removing these but it still doesn't fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by UTRacerX9 View Post
    Wait, when you say the stock bubble... you aren't mentioning any turbo intake pipes. Those are what is supposed to connect the bubble and the turbo.
    The bubble with the rubber intake arms, yeah. I have always just heard the entire thing referred to as the intake bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostedbutts View Post
    Hopefully these turbos aren't too old for people to remember or be able to help me out. Or, there has to be another type of turbo with a different sized inlet than the stock intake bubble - maybe td05s?

    I've got a set of GT368SX's, and decided to go back to the stock MAF and I'm having trouble with the stock intake bubble mating up with the turbo inlet. 368s are 2.25", and the stock bubble is 2"(as far as I remember). Right now I have a silicone coupler clamped to the end of the bubble and then onto the turbo inlet, but I'm worried that may blow off when I decide to turn up the boost.

    Does anyone know how to retain the stock MAF and fix this issue? I'm open to any suggestions at this point.

    Oh man, 368's. Those bring back some hilarious memories.

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    Your options are pretty clear. How ghetto do you want to get with it though?
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    I would suggest the 3sx ss pipes with a reducer coupler.

    Edit: NP has a 2-2.5" reducer.
    Last edited by mb3000; 07-06-2011 at 11:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb3000 View Post
    I would suggest the 3sx ss pipes with a reducer coupler.
    I'll take a look at these, thanks. I would still really like to keep the stock intake though.

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    Oh man, 368's. Those bring back some hilarious memories.

    LOL @ GTPro. Denis was always my favorite,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Your options are pretty clear. How ghetto do you want to get with it though?
    Ghetto is fine as long as it works, and preferably not spending a ton of money. I was really hoping to just use the stock intake and not buy anything aftermarket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostedbutts View Post
    I'll take a look at these, thanks. I would still really like to keep the stock intake though.



    Ghetto is fine as long as it works, and preferably not spending a ton of money. I was really hoping to just use the stock intake and not buy anything aftermarket.

    If your goal is to do it on the cheap, find some straight aluminum tubing. It can be very short... Just long enough for the intake tube and your coupler to clamp to. The tubing will eventually slip apart (like it does on 13T's) because of the lack of lip... Have you tried heating the intake tubes? Is it even close to big enough? Because stock intake tubes fit over TD05's.

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    Good idea on the aluminum.

    I haven't messed with it in a while so I'll look tomorrow more at my options, but I feel like I remember the stock piping being just a bit too small, and not having enough room to force it on there. Heating would probably solve that issue.

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