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im going to make carbon fiber inter-cooler tubes. is it a benefit to make them larger in diameter??
 

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I am betting no.

Small tubes = High velocity and great throttle response.
Really small tubes = Really high velocity, amazing throttle response, but limited top end do to lack of volume.
Big tubes = low velocity and sluggish throttle response. but on the second cam things start to get fun:)
Really big tubes = no velocity, "Turbo Lag" like delayed throttle response. At high RPM's, still not enough velocity, even with the supercharger pumping.
 

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HK, that has to be the most high tech 1940's era engine I have seen!

Any more info on this?

Now back to your regularity scheduled thread.
 

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Beautiful CF work, but I have two questions:

What would be the weight differential between the CF tubes verses the RLS tubes?

How would you safe guard against CF tubes cracking from over tightened hose clamps?
 

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Beautiful CF work, but I have two questions:

What would be the weight differential between the CF tubes verses the RLS tubes?

How would you safe guard against CF tubes cracking from over tightened hose clamps?
they would probably be close in weight. it would be more aesthetic. as for clamping i would make them thicker at mounting area
 

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