View Full Version : Turbo piping question

07-18-2006, 12:21 PM
Why to turbo cars run this, check the attached pic, kind of mesh piping? Thanks, David

07-18-2006, 12:53 PM
My guess is that it has some give when it expands & contracts.

ProStreet R/T
07-18-2006, 04:06 PM
It has a lot of uses.

First being that stainless tubing has a very high thermal expansion rate. So when it's 1200F in there it moves around quite a bit. If you don't have some flex sections it will crack and break.

Also on some setups the turbos are not hard mounted to the engine, but to a frame section. In this case (unless you use solid motor mounts) there needs to be some room for movement and flex in the system.


07-18-2006, 06:20 PM
And even if the turbo(s) are mounted to the motor, you need a flex section since the exhaust is usually mounted to the chassis.