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      02-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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Preferred Chargepipe

Looking into getting a charge pipe pretty soon here just wondering what the best options are for figment/quality and overall performance not looking for a meth equipped pipe
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      02-10-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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The ETS pipe is of very good quality and fit. You can get a Synapse valved kit for ~425 shipped brand new ready to go.
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      02-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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BMS also has quality charge pipes. You want to shop around all the top tier suppliers to find one that suits you.

At a track rental day yesterday two different factory charge pipes, 335 & 135, broke under high boost.
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      02-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
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ER+synapse or tial
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      02-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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ETS makes a great charge pipe. I've run mine injecting methanol and boosting as high as an N55 can go at multiple track days without any issues. Just make sure to tighten it really well.
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How many times has this been asked....
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I have a Stett CP with a Tial BOV and works great. It has never popped off under high boost (16-18 PSI).
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      02-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #8
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I'm running ETS with Tial. No complaints here.
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Active Autowerke here...
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      02-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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ETS, although I dont have one on 135i. I've had one on previous car and it did the job.
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      02-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #11
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Does anyone run ER charge with stock BOV?
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      02-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #12
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active autowerke...sits a little closer to the drive belt than I would like, but its not going anywhere...ETS FMIC installed as well. got the active CP for $150, I couldnt turn it down
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I really like the mounting tab on the ER charge pipe that secures it to the factory attachment point...
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      02-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #14
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I really like the mounting tab on the ER charge pipe that secures it to the factory attachment point...
I've heard this as well I also like the ability to keep stock diverter until I choose to upgrade if I do
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ER, it could be a OEM part quality wise.
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      02-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #16
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ECS tuning have a new charger pipe, anyone try that?
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      02-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #17
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I'm most likely going with the ER to work with stock DV
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Excuse my naivety, but what is the benefit of an upgraded charge pipe?

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Excuse my naivety, but what is the benefit of an upgraded charge pipe?

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The OE chargepiping and diverter valves are plastic and rubber, they don't do a very good job of holding boost, even at stock levels. When I replaced mine it was actually holding boost pretty well, but at 17+psi there was no way that was going to last. A very worthy upgrade, and quite simple to DIY, though it can be a bit time consuming getting the various parts off.
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Great, thanks. Is there an easy way to see if my stock parts are holding boost? My car is running Cobb Stage 1 aggressive... I could use the Cobb, but I'd be hard pressed to try to interpret the boost readings whilst driving the car hard.
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Great, thanks. Is there an easy way to see if my stock parts are holding boost? My car is running Cobb Stage 1 aggressive... I could use the Cobb, but I'd be hard pressed to try to interpret the boost readings whilst driving the car hard.
Data Log a few runs
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Data Log a few runs
I assume the Cobb offers that functionality? Can I then look at the data on my Mac, as I don't have a PC? Also, I have no idea what to look for in the data exactly...
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