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Air tube material question

What type of plastic is the stock tj air tube made from? I am revamping mine and want to buy some simmilar plastic tube. I was goint to use stainless, but I cannot find a stainless 3 1/2 inch to 2 1/2 inch reducer. I have a fella who can tig it for me, just cannot find the reducer.

Worst case I will just have to buy annother filter and just use 2 1/2 inch tube. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]K&n's are expensive so I would like to use the 3 1/2 in that I currently have.
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Re: Air tube material question

PVC tube might work
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Re: Air tube material question

Yeah ...CPVC would be the stuff ...but I'm unaware of 3.5" stock (it may exist ...just that we've never used it 2", 3" 4" 6" ..I think a 2.5" is in there)


Can't you make it out of stainless exhaust tubing? This stuff should be thin enough to expand with a tail pipe expander.(it will shorten whatever you expand)??? I am SURE that they make 3" to 2.5" reducers in SS ....I wouldn't think that expanding the 3" end of it to 3.5" would be that big a deal.
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Re: Air tube material question

Gary that is what I want to do, I just cannot find a source for the stainless reducer. If I can locate that I can comlete the tube for about 16 bucks more than the cost of the tube.
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Re: Air tube material question

Now I don't think that these are stainless steel ...but I'm sure that someone has them. You mean something like this??
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Re: Air tube material question

Exactly, but i cannot find them in stainless. I would use standard exaust tubing, but I am concerned with the aluminized coating flaking off the inside and going into my engine. I guess I could paint the inside,,,,,,
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