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Old 05-06-2006, 09:47 PM
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no no, here's what you do....the bracket on the intake arm that is bolted to the intake manifold loosen it but don't take it out. move the intake arm to the left away from the ac line. then tighten down the bolt. that'll keep the intake from rubbing the ac line. i have a good half inch of space between there. don't know how to post pics, hopefully i described this ok. does that make any sense to anyone?
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:57 PM
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1. Loosen the Z-tube seizing clamp screw where your MAF housing slips under, and also the Popcharger bracket side which connects to the car.
2. With the popcharger and MAF housing intact, you rotate both pieces counterclockwise about 1/2". (No need to change filter position and rotate to one bolt over. That won't gain you anything.)
3. Re-tighten the Z-tube seizing clamp screw and Popcharger bracket to the car.
4. You should be ok with clearance. This is just to slightly change the angle of the Popcharger bracket to allow for the clearance.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-28-2006, 01:01 PM
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Thank god I read this thread

I just checked the AC line. My dealer installed the z-tube and pop charger (as per our agreement when I bought the car). The set up has been on for 3 days and sure enough, you could see the scraping on the AC line from the end of the Z-tube/beginning of the pop charger.

I secured the AC line to the bracked w/ a zip tie as jbone did. From now on, I am going to do all work myself, w/ the help of one of my former students, who is a pretty decent mechanic.

I have two question: Will pulling the AC line over a bit damage it?

Also, do you guys think that the popcharger is worth it? No doubt it increases airflow over the stock set up, even w/ a K&N drop in. However, it seems that the stock set up might mitigate engine heat?

Opinions, please.
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Old 05-28-2006, 01:36 PM
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i love the pop charger and z-tube. if you are that worried about the heat get the stillen intake it has an air box similar to the stock unit.

I just put some foam tape on the ac line and another piece on the z-tube where the two rub, it has given good protection.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:15 PM
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any problems when installing the stillen hfab?
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any problems when installing the stillen hfab?
No issues whatsoever. There is approx. a 1/4" gap between the AC line and where the MAF and Z tube meet after my install of the Stillen HFAB. However, I did loosely apply 2 small ties to the AC line to isolate any potential movement beyond an 1/8".
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:14 PM
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Holy smoke! Good thing I found this thread! I'm gonna go check mine!
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Is this enough clearance?
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put a rubber tubing around that line and you should be fine
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^^^ I would either insulate the AC line or lightly anchor the AC line back to the bracket a bit. The AC line looks quite close to rubbing up against the MAF. Do it soon.
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I just installed it tonight. I will do something with it in the morning.
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does anyone currently have broken a/c line?? ihave checked 3 different dealers in so cal wanting to charge approx 800 to 900 dollars.. if any one of u have broken this a/c line drop me an PM. i have already changed this a/c line on my own car. i'm willing to do it for less than half of dealer price with a/c line included. im located in s cal.. hope no one else have this kinda problem...
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sorry for jacking the thread but don't wanna create a new thread
So if i'm just installing a cone filter, I don't need to do anything to protect the AC line right?
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Wire loom is too thin and will wear fast. Get a 6" inch piece of 3/8" vacuum line, cut it down the middle and put it over the line. Use wire ties to keep it in place.
There's also an elongated hole on the z-tube so make sure the tube is positioned at the far end of the hole away from the AC line. It'll give you a little extra clearance, no rubbing.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:36 AM
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Oh Man............ Just twist the Z-tube!!!!!! I have over a inch between my lines and the pop charger.
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