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      07-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #23
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which apparently can still blow off? Is this a stock design flawed, bad factory quality control or are guys just "boosting too much" when their aftermarket charge pipes are blowing off as well? Or just faulty installations?

Not to pose accusatory questions, just trying to figure out what to do if this is something I should expect to happen at some point for me.
The problem with the stock pipe is not the C-Clamp, but the flimsy plastic with which the pipe is made.

A properly manufactured metal charge pipe using the same C-Clamp to fasten it to the throttle body is, in my opinion, ideal.

I replaced my stock pipe with the ER piece and it has worked flawlessly.

I have heard internet chatter that ER may be having some quality control issues of late, but have no personal knowledge of this.

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which apparently can still blow off? Is this a stock design flawed, bad factory quality control or are guys just "boosting too much" when their aftermarket charge pipes are blowing off as well? Or just faulty installations?

Not to pose accusatory questions, just trying to figure out what to do if this is something I should expect to happen at some point for me.
IMO installation is the key. You can never do it too good, it is that kind of job down there. Of course, there may be some pipes with certain defects which could have skipped quality controls etc. but overall I would think that a perfectly installed and secured ER pipe should work flawlessly because it is such a visibly well designed and constructed piece in comparison to stock.
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