Many of you will already be aware that the original plastic charge pipe is a real weak link on the N55, and over the last 6 months, we have received many requests after the charge pipes fail. If you take a look at the images above you can see how the coupler becomes brittle leading to cracking, fracture and ultimate failure. Our alloy replacement uses a CNC coupler to ensure this is a permanent solution.
We would recommend that whilst replacing this you also consider the Forge turbo to intercooler pipe upgrade.
You may wish to consider the replacement OEM Circlip and o-ring if your stock one is missing, damaged, or perished.
NOTE: HARDPIPES ARE NOW MADE WITH A WATER METH BOSS BUILT IN. THE BOSS CAN BE PLUGGED IF NOT USED, THE PLUG IS SUPPLIED WITHIN THE KIT.