DIY R18 P2R TBS with gasket Installation tips!

Discussion in 'Intake & Exhaust DIY' started by RobSBP, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. VNPP

    VNPP Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have to take anything off at all, I can go out and get a picture of how it should look before Friday if you want. I cant rememebr off the top of my head what side it should face.
     
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  2. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I would really appreciate a couple pictures of what it looks like. I'm so visual. Would be very helpful.
     
  3. VNPP

    VNPP Well-Known Member

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    @Pauly99to17 Its kind an awkward place to get my camera being behind the engine haha. So here's the best I could do, but it still shows in what order you have to 'sandwich' things together
    This view is like you're looking straight into the engine bay and peeking over the engine, with the intake on the right hand side. By the way, I don't remember if you had an intake or not, but having either a CAI or SRI just gives you more room to work around in the engine bay instead of dealing with a clunky air box. If you were ever thinking about getting an intake, it would be simple to put at the same time as the TBS.
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  4. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Ya, I have the Takeda intake going in at the same time.
     
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  5. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    My only question that I want to be sure of is which side of the gasket is that notch? I'm almost certain that is on the side of the spacer (passenger side). Could you just confirm this.
     
  6. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    You don't need to remove cowl and the gasket go on top of TBS.
     
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  7. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    After did some 0-60 tests, Now I can say TBS makes the car faster. I have AFE Takeda Intake/axleback, mid-pipe 2".

    8.4 to 8.6 seconds with TBS
    8.8 to 8.9 seconds without TBS

    I can feel the car just a tiny bit less responsive and the high end is noticeable slower.
     
  8. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try to pair the TBS with the Takeda intake. I have to modify the intake so that the TBS will fit.
     
  9. Brandt

    Brandt Dr.Gonzo

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    Oh, there isn't a sri or cai that just bolts right to the tbs?
     
  10. Brandt

    Brandt Dr.Gonzo

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    I mean, is there a tbs/cai setup out there that is direct bolt~on?
     
  11. Brandt

    Brandt Dr.Gonzo

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    Sorry if that question seems redundant, I was just curious as to if this particular tbs has a sri or cai that can go on without any mod..?? I would assume not, since us R18s don't have many options to begin with..
     
  12. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    What I mean is the Takeda intake is too large. If I tried to install the TBS, the intake would be pushed an inch or so to the right and would hit the brake fluid reservoir so it wouldn't fit. I'm going to trim of an inch off the intake tube so it will fit.
     
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  13. Brandt

    Brandt Dr.Gonzo

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    That's actually what was just going through my mind when I posted that last one, do you already have an idea of what you will have to do??
     
  14. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    Hacksaw tube about 1 inch. I need to have a close look and make sure the tube integrity will not be jeopardized though.
     
  15. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, I don't have to trim the actual intake. I only trim the big rubber ring that go between TB and intake. So that way you have more clearance for engine oil back pressure tube. The way I do it, I don't use stock bolts that hold the air box down. I use a tie strap instead. Just the one near car battery.
    The most important part is you want everything to be as straight as possible.
     
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  16. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    Your idea is a good one and is the obvious solution. Hopefully there will be enough to trim and still fit both clamps on. I haven't been under the hood yet to look at this closely, but judging by the picture it looks like it might be possible.
     
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  17. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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  18. Brandt

    Brandt Dr.Gonzo

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    Yea looks like u could cut just enough off??
     
  19. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have both intake and tbs installed for more than 6 months already.
     
  20. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    You have the Takeda Intake?
     
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