I like it mounted right where it is... It could be up higher but I don't want a different bumper and u need air to flow across the core otherwise it doesnt do a whole lot. right now the inlet in the bumper (which has a flap on each side to funnel air, youll see what im talking about) so all of the air that enters there has to flow right through the middle of the core for good cooling. if i had a diff. bumper i could mount it higher but thatd show it off more and I don't really want that since its somewhat of a sleeper car, hence why i got the sq which is the quietest of the vortechs.
I'm pretty sure its-(ill double check)
3 straight pieces of piping. 4 if u include the little 6 inch on on the intercooler to extend it out to make the bend
2 of the 90 ish pieces of pipe-both coming off the cooler.
1 45 degree pipe cut short (this is the pipe connected to the TB)
7 straight couplers
1 90 degree bend coupler
1 45 degree bend coupler
I also have the smaller coupler on the discharge side still on the vortech. I cut it real short and shoved it all the way on the blower... doesnt hang over. and then clamped the 3" coupler on there. u will need a coupler that downsizes from 3 to 2.5 to use only one coupler if u have 3 inch pipe.
Now. also when doing this depending on how your setup is now. I have the iac in the pipe right before the TB. pics to come. but I bought a lightning iac because it is threaded and you can tap that pipe and install it so it doesnt leak. that is what i am working on right now. my bypass is also hooked up to that , i just made a small hole and stuffed the hose in there, im getting a bung welded within the next few days, ill have pics of that all when its done too. and its getting tuned at brenspeed on the 27th!!!!!!!!!!!!!