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RedRaptor
11-05-2006, 07:38 PM
Hey guys,

I need to get a silicone reducer coupler.* For those who don't know what it is, it is the connector piece that connects the throttle body to a cold air intake.

It looks like this:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g81/keisukeMamoru86/The%20Car/mazdaspeed%20cold%20air%20intake/DSC00475.jpg

Anybody know where I can get one of these? I've tried contacting CTA, but he doesn't carry it.

Red.

MajesticBlueNTO
11-05-2006, 11:23 PM
Vibrant has reducer couplings (http://vibrantperformance.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=1022_1036_1073_1141_1170)

anyone who sells vibrant stuff should be able to get it...if not, try an exhaust shop or even Speedtech.

CanadaGTO
11-05-2006, 11:33 PM
Vibrant has reducer couplings (http://vibrantperformance.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=1022_1036_1073_1141_1170)

anyone who sells vibrant stuff should be able to get it...if not, try an exhaust shop or even Speedtech.


Thanks for the info fah-Q,

You know, I didn't realize they sold these seperately..... RedRaptor, which one do you need? Let me know and I'll get a price for you.

Check out this page:

http://vibrantperformance.com/catalog/index.php?pseudocatlevel=UNIVERSAL&cPath=1022_1036_1073_1143&osCsid=9bb42df75284f68734f5c0102049db96

RedRaptor
11-06-2006, 11:03 AM
Since we are on the topic and we all wanna learn something. What is teh difference between "4 ply Reinforced" and "Non-Reinforced"?

http://vibrantperformance.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=1022_1036_1073&osCsid=9bb42df75284f68734f5c0102049db96

CTA, I PMed you. Thanks!

CanadaGTO
11-06-2006, 11:11 AM
Since we are on the topic and we all wanna learn something. What is teh difference between "4 ply Reinforced" and "Non-Reinforced"?

http://vibrantperformance.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=1022_1036_1073&osCsid=9bb42df75284f68734f5c0102049db96

CTA, I PMed you. Thanks!


Just like it sounds the reinforced one will be less susceptible to warpage or deformation. For the simple reducer coupling you should be fine with a non-reinforced one, but that's up to you. The price difference is about 3x that of the non-reinforced one.

Let me know,

p.s. I didn't get your PM RR, need to know what colour you want.

RedRaptor
11-06-2006, 11:20 AM
CTA, I'm trying to figure out what size I need. :( There is an inlet, outlet and length size. Any chance Vibrant would know the correct one to get for a Mazda3 throttle body to a AEM/MS CAI?

CanadaGTO
11-06-2006, 11:29 AM
CTA, I'm trying to figure out what size I need. :( There is an inlet, outlet and length size. Any chance Vibrant would know the correct one to get for a Mazda3 throttle body to a AEM/MS CAI?


According to the AEM instructions (for the 2.3L) it seems to be a 2.5" to 2.75" coupler:

http://www.aempower.com/images/products/21488.pdf

Vibrant does not carry that size in non-reinforced, but they do in reinforced:

http://vibrantperformance.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1022_1036_1073_1141_1170&products_id=721&osCsid=e97cd60f621dbbee53b215ea096d4d07

If we can confirm with others that is the right size then I can get a price for you.

RedRaptor
11-06-2006, 11:38 AM
Sent you a PM, Patrique. :)

Flippy, "ANY" chance you have a MS CAI boot opened and in stock? Hehe. You can confirm for us 100%? (Joe, u don't go out of your way for this...just testing my luck today ;)).

FLIPDADY
11-06-2006, 03:00 PM
Sent you a PM, Patrique. :)

Flippy, "ANY" chance you have a MS CAI boot opened and in stock? Hehe. You can confirm for us 100%? (Joe, u don't go out of your way for this...just testing my luck today ;)).

I have one Robbie but I can't sell it to you. It's part of the whole kit.

RedRaptor
11-06-2006, 03:13 PM
Sent you a PM, Patrique.* :)

Flippy, "ANY" chance you have a MS CAI boot opened and in stock? Hehe.* You can confirm for us 100%? (Joe, u don't go out of your way for this...just testing my luck today* ;)).

I have one Robbie but I can't sell it to you.* It's part of the whole kit.


Hey Flippy, yeah I know you can't sell it to me. But CTA and I was wondering if you could measure the Outer Diameter of the of both sides to confirm that its a 2.5" to 2.75" so I can get a ricey Vibrant one. ;)

RedRaptor
11-06-2006, 08:25 PM
According to the AEM instructions (for the 2.3L) it seems to be a 2.5" to 2.75" coupler:


Just measured the outer diameter of the MS intake. It is indeed the same as the AEM (2.5").

So a 2.75" (throttle body) to 2.5" (MS CAI pipe) would work.