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FEELER: EA Turbo Silicone Intake Hoses

EA81T EA82T turbo turbocharger inlet intake hose silicone PCV pipe

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#1 carfreak85


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:41 PM

Attention all turbocharged EA owners!  This thread is to gauge the interest in an aftermarket replacement for your MAF-to-turbo hose.


As you probably have experienced owning an older Subaru, many critical parts are no longer available (NLA), including the inlet hose on our EA81T and EA82T engines.  This particular rubber hose happens to be out of production and is installed in a location that sees a lot of heat.  I found the pipe on my personal vehicle had split where it joins the turbocharger's inlet and once I found out I couldn't order a replacement, I reached out to a few companies about building a replacement.


The details:

  • Replacement hose made from silicone
  • Molded to match the contours of the OEM part
  • Nylon reinforced for rigidity
  • Lined with fluorosilicone to resist damage from PCV oil mist
  • Resists degradation in temperatures up to ~500*F (EPDM rubber is good to ~210*F)
  • CARB legal

There is also an opportunity to have replacements made for all the other molded rubber PCV/vacuum hoses that are currently out of production.


At this point I have a rough idea of what it will take to manufacture this part.  Price will depend on how many parts are made, so this thread is for me to get an idea of how many folks here would be interested in one of these hoses.


There are still a lot of variables to work out, but I'm open to comments and suggestions.  So, who's interested?

#2 Crazyeights



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:08 AM

I would be interested in 1 or maybe 2 depending on what the price is.

#3 BoostedBoxer421


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 04:15 AM

id be interested, also maybe PCV hoses since i have intercooler and other mods

#4 BratRod


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:50 PM

I'm willing to get one - depending on the price.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:08 PM

Much needed

#6 mikeshoup



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Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:10 PM

Fit an EA81T?


I'll know more in a week or two, but I may potentially be interested.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:44 PM

I don't have an EA82T hose on hand to compare with, but I think they are close enough to be interchangeable.  If anyone has a junk EA82T hose to donate to the cause, let me know.

#8 nncoolg


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:35 AM

I'd be in for a few series 2 (1/87 on) XT turbo boots. They are straight, not offset like the RX boot.




also, if anyone has a soft one of these, let me now :)

#9 coronan


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:24 PM

I'll take 2 intake hoses.



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:58 PM

Did anything come of this?

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:41 AM

yeah, bump for did anything come of this.

#12 carfreak85


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 08:57 AM

Nothing has come of it yet, but it is nice to see a bit more interest in this as time goes by.


I need to reestablish contact with the manufacturer and take several measurements on the parts I do have on hand.


For those folks who are interested in EA82T hoses, I would need similar measurements, or to borrow an example part.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:58 AM

I would buy one for EA81T; two of the price was right. Would prefer it to look as close to OEM as possible.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:52 PM

I would buy one for an EA82T.

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