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      Difference between awd nad fwd intercooler piping?

      I have a 2005 s40 t5 awd 6spd and I'm looking to get the do88 intercooler with their piping kit. However I can't find upgraded piping period for the awd models.

      My question is what exactly is the difference between the fwd piping and the awd? Is it something small that can be worked around? Based off of pictures it doesn't seem that different from what my car has.


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      AWD has the same silicone/rubber pipes, and same Intercooler.

      FWD and AWD have a different hardpipe going from the turbo. People have successfully fit a FWD pipe to an AWD car and iirc even had a skidplate on underneath it with no issue - tight but no issue. There is soemthing about the curves, an AWD has a tighter curve than a fwd one and it's workable but tight.
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      The transfer case on the AWD gets in the way but you can get some extra slack out of the tubing on the turbo side.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIdeasWereTaken View Post
      Video was super helpful thanks!

      Also thanks to everyone else for the replies

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