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  1. #1
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    Default V70R charged air pipe on an XC70?

    Hello everyone. Iím in the process of doing a stage 0 tune on my XC70. Iíve read in several forums that the standard plastic charged air pipe develops micro cracks with age. Rather than replacing it with a new plastic pipe, I was wondering if I could buy a used R series metal pipe and install that instead? Iíve already got the silicon replacement ends regardless of which direction I go.

    To me it appears that there is no real difference in sizing, has anyone done this before?

    Thanks!

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    The metal R pipe does not use a flexible coupler at the turbo.(and the r uses a larger turbo) Here's a used pipe for sale

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/04-05-VOLVO...-/274105039191

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    Thanks for the advice hoonk, I decided to go with the sabb one instead...because why not?

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    Well, I've yet to see a crack on my XC, which at over 250,000 has the most miles of my P2 Volvos. I would recommend the IPD couplers, and a careful inspection of your charge air pipe. Be forwarned that it's not easy to get the charge air pipe to intercooler coupler on there...
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