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I just purchased this kit from HPF and was wondering if anyone else has it as well. I did a search to see what others thought of it but found nothing.

How did the installation go for you? Issues/problems?

I was also wondering if it is absolutely required to take off the front bumper to install??

Anyone with pictures?

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so it is possible to do this without removing the front bumper after all... any other tricks you had to do? I'm still trying to get the damn stock S tube out of there :)

I'd like to see some pics of your install supra8795 if you have some? PM or email :)

I got the greddy BOV flange and it is located in what I thought was an odd spot - on the pipe right above the IC hmmmm..
 

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Well that about covers it doesn't it :)

Now it would be great to get some pics. There isn't much info on the HPF IC kit out here yet.

I will probably post my pics when complete as well.
 

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TTT

Just realized, as I mentioned above that the BOV flange is on the pipe that goes right over the IC. I have a Greddy Type-S, did you guys have to run a recirculation hose all the way to the front of the car somehow?? Or can I just vent to atmosphere and not recirculate and basically have the BOV on the pipe with NO hoses going to it? Help :)
 

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Justin, I know you can vent it to the atmosphere with the greddy but I'm really asking do I have to run ANY vacuum lines to the BOV.

Every post I've read and picture I've seen on venting to atmosphere has at least 1 smaller hose attached to the BOV. But all of these are INSIDE the engine bay on that piping. The HPF IC kit has the BOV flange on the pipe that goes on top of the FMIC inside the front bumper and I've found no information on this anywhere. Or maybe I am confusing the piping looking at it on my kitchen table.

ughhhh I hope that makes sense :)
 

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LOL Figgie, yup we discussed venting to atmosphere/SAFC. I also wanted to develop this thread for the HPF IC kit and get people talking about it as well. I guess the confusion to me was the true meaning of venting to atmosphere and if I had to run a hose for that type of setup. As cre3d is saying I'll need at least the vacuum hose that I've seen on every setup, which is what I wanted to confirm. And since I have to do that, it's going to suck running a hose that far to the front of the car. I was hoping I didn't have to run any.

Still would like to see pictures of the setup if anyone would share? thx
 

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Thanks JonnyRedline. I read that and do recall that, it has a lot more GOOD pictures than I recall. Awesome. Still need a pic of the final product with your BOV installed :)

Looks like I'm ready for the weekend project! Thanks all, maybe I'll post pics as well.
 

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I'd like to know more about the OIL COOLER and RAD OVERFLOW and how some of you kept those in stock locations. Did you follow the instructions or did you do something special?

(obviously some of you don't follow instructions or you would have removed the front bumper to install ) :) Any tips and pictures would be really great. The HPF installation images that come with the kit are a page of black and white thumbnails so we need to pick up the slack.
 

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Just wanted to update my post and give my impressions after installing this "kit" (implying this is a bolt on kit would be quite generous).

Here is what I had to do and some impressions:
CUT about 1" area out of the bumper/hood latch support (rotozip)
REMOVE my PS cooler ('91 is finned, no way in hell to "bend it out of the way")
Bend stock IC mounts
Bend A/C lines
Bend PS lines
Relocate my oil cooler (extra post on IC for oil cooler was not tapped correctly so supplied bolt didn't tighten!)
All of the hardpiping seemed to be as much as an inch off in places so couplers stressed
STILL had to use the lower stock rubber piping to the stock metal 90 bend
BOV location was no where close to the TB

Needless to say for $1000 I am extremely dissapointed! Took about 4 hours to modify and screw around with things and it never ended up "right", talk about frustrating. I like HPF as a company but I was really looking forward to a great product but right now this gets a huge thumbs DOWN from me.
 

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Hey Jeff, that would be cool.

No accidents on the car, I thought about that as well but there was no structural issues. When I was putting the IC in the car it seemed if the side mount points were about 1" lower it would have fit perfectly. Instead I had to rotozip about 1" square out of the front bumper/hood latch support, and then it fit with the IC mounts. This accentuated the need for bending up the A/C lines even more than has been previously documented.

And another issue - the hardpipe on top of the IC had to be angled about 15 degrees (coupler bent not piping) just to make it laterally through the bumper support hole across the front. I've seen others like Chevyeater's who are perfectly straight across. I believe due to this it caused this "offset" which continued throughout the install causing things to be off.

And of course whatever that post is that created on the IC for oil cooler? that was not even able to tighten with the bolt supplied so I had to improvise.

And yes I understand about the 90 degree bend and knew about it - not all turbo setups are the same and it makes sense.

Please look at the pictures of the IC install - http://www.supramania.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2682

thanks
 
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