Vehicle Application: 2016+ Civic 1.5T All models including Civic Si (FK7/FC1/FC3) (RHD/LHD/INT'L models)
PRL's upgraded charge pipe kit - for use with PRL's Civic 1.5T Intercooler Upgrade - utilizes smooth flowing, larger inner diameter hot (1.50" factory compared to 2.00") and cold-side (1.5" factory compared to 2.5") for increased airflow and factory diameter hot-side outlet to aid in turbocharger spool. 4-ply silicone couplers are used throughout our design for a couple of reasons:
Heat-soak reduction: Silicone hose offers extremely low thermal heat transfer properties, especially in comparison to steel or aluminum.
Strength and rigidity: The rubber hoses used from the factory are known to experience expansion, which worsens as boost is increased. In time, the rubber construct weakens, causing increased likeliness of a boost leak. Also, we have managed to melt the factory rubber hose a handful of times during PRL track adventures on PRL's shop car. PRL's high-temp, 4-ply silicone with handle the high temperatures of the turbocharger much better than the factory rubber hose(s).
Smooth airflow: Custom molded silicone allows much higher flowing bends than could have with metal tubing.
Optimal fitment: PRL has found that the factory rubbers hoses don't offer the most desirable fitment, especially when paired with an aftermarket radiator. PRL's silicone hose(s) offer even better fitment than factory.
1 x Hot Side Charge Pipe
1 x Cold Side Charge Pipe w/ Methanol Injection Bung & Machined Billet Aluminum Flange
1 x -4AN O-Ring to 1/4" Hose Barb (Pre-Installed in Cold Side Charge Pipe)
1 x 1/8” NPT Pipe Plug (Pre-Installed in Methanol Injection Bung)
1 x Mounting Bracket for Cold Side Charge Pipe
4 x 4-Ply Silicone Coupler
8 x 304 Stainless Steel Worm Clamp
2 x Charge Pipe Adapters
All hardware needed for seamless install
No tune required
ONLY FITS PRL's CIVIC 1.5T INTERCOOLER UPGRADE (w/V1 CAST END TANK), does not require adapter.