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*Ace*
03-31-2009, 04:32 PM
I ordered the 6" flared port from parts express and want the port length to be 10" total. So how short should I cut the center tube? Not sure how much of the flare is considered part of the port length.

JRsmoothee
03-31-2009, 04:36 PM
http://www.psp-inc.com/psp-inc.com/cgi-bin/port_length_calculator.cgi

skitzafit
03-31-2009, 04:42 PM
According to their site.

Overall length of flare is 3" of which only 2 1/2" is usable because of the flare

Buck
03-31-2009, 04:43 PM
If you want to make the length shorter, use one flare.

bjfish11
03-31-2009, 05:35 PM
If you want to make the length shorter, use one flare.

That defeats the purpose of the flared port.

You need the overall length of the port to be 10", from end to end. So stack the two flared ends together, measure it, and subtract that number from 10. That is how long you need the tube to be.

DonH
03-31-2009, 05:41 PM
If you want to make the length shorter, use one flare.

:laugh::laugh:

whats the point??

op do what fisher said

DonH
03-31-2009, 05:42 PM
http://www.psp-inc.com/psp-inc.com/cgi-bin/port_length_calculator.cgi

relevance?

Vermithrax
03-31-2009, 08:42 PM
That defeats the purpose of the flared port.

You need the overall length of the port to be 10", from end to end. So stack the two flared ends together, measure it, and subtract that number from 10. That is how long you need the tube to be.

That's not quite accurate with the Precision ports BJ. The flares measure 6" total, but only 5" are effective.

OP, your tube needs to be cut to 5".

*Ace*
03-31-2009, 09:10 PM
Thanks. One more question though, since the diameter of the port is 6", should I leave at least 6" of clearance from the end of the flare to any inside walls?

Mattd0344
03-31-2009, 09:28 PM
yep you should try to

Vermithrax
03-31-2009, 10:21 PM
That's optimum but sometimes you have to fudge a little if space won't allow.

bjfish11
04-01-2009, 11:06 AM
That's not quite accurate with the Precision ports BJ. The flares measure 6" total, but only 5" are effective.

OP, your tube needs to be cut to 5".

Precision ports calculator accounts for this. It gives both a straight port length, and a flared port length. I assumed the OP knew he was dealing with a flared port...

Buck
04-01-2009, 11:09 AM
Let me restate on what I meant by that. If he is pressed for space, use 1 flare to save space because part of the flare is not usable port area.

Vermithrax
04-01-2009, 12:16 PM
Let me restate on what I meant by that. If he is pressed for space, use 1 flare to save space because part of the flare is not usable port area.

That would work Buck, but it would be kinda senseless to spend $30+ on a port and not get the advantage. Might as well use regular PVC vs. using only one flare.

Buck
04-01-2009, 12:46 PM
That would work Buck, but it would be kinda senseless to spend $30+ on a port and not get the advantage. Might as well use regular PVC vs. using only one flare.

Ya I know. Just having the flare would make it easier to connect. And I haven't seen 6" pvc pipe anywhere.