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    Cleaned my engine bay and got rid of vacuum canisters

    So after cleaning up my engine bay a little I decided those stupid little vacuum canisters in the front were ugly. So I got rid of them.
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    I know they are required by those little things on the exhaust making all that noise. So I found another place for them, and while I was at it I relocated the brake booster hose.
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    Wow, very well done! That's a very stealth location.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
    Wow, very well done! That's a very stealth location.
    Thanks, Still not sure how I feel about a big empty stop right there in the front but I think it's better than those stupid canisters. I was actually surprised how well they fit there. Parts were minimum just some silicone hose, a few elbows and a bracket laying around.
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    Can I get a few more pics on the brake booster line move? Did you just swap it out for a softline?

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    Unfortunately that's all the picks I took. Yes I took the brake booster line off, cut the hard plastic line to keep the connectors and added the silicone line in it's place and rerouted it against the firewall and then under the intake. I think it's completely retarded that they chose to route it over top of everything for no reason. While it's running against the firewall i used the dual outlet connector for the vacuum canisters and routed that through the bottom portion of the cowl where the canister hoses connect to it.
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    That is a clean engine bay good sir.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
    Unfortunately that's all the picks I took. Yes I took the brake booster line off, cut the hard plastic line to keep the connectors and added the silicone line in it's place and rerouted it against the firewall and then under the intake. I think it's completely retarded that they chose to route it over top of everything for no reason. While it's running against the firewall i used the dual outlet connector for the vacuum canisters and routed that through the bottom portion of the cowl where the canister hoses connect to it.
    I was seriously considering going this...know I know I am! I run with the cowl off...do you just put the canisters in the open spots where the cabin filter connects correct? I just made a custom bracket for my canisters and upgraded nipples.

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    What size vacuum line did you have to use, and about how much length?

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    lookin real clean man.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xShadows Click here to enlarge
    What size vacuum line did you have to use, and about how much length?
    I saw another post where somebody used the 3mm hoses I think I ordered about 6 feet. Don't remember what the brake booster hose ended up being maybe 10mm.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by robc1976 Click here to enlarge
    I was seriously considering going this...know I know I am! I run with the cowl off...do you just put the canisters in the open spots where the cabin filter connects correct? I just made a custom bracket for my canisters and upgraded nipples.

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    Once you take the cowl off you'll see a little cubby spot all the way on the passenger side. I flipped the canister around it different angles to see what fit the best leaving enough space for hose to wrap around then for the furthest one I used a bracket and cut and bent it to fit and screwed it down with the existing bolt, on the second canister I bolted it to an empty bolt hole already there, just enough to keep everything from moving or rattling. Since you already have metal nipples on yours you might need to switch a few over to 90's coming out the back for the hose to clear properly. As for running the lines in I did drill the lower part of the cowl but having the hose pushed all the way on it there's no problem with it sealing.
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    Why did you reinstall the canisters? I've read some people remove them out all together.

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