Review & Install Video
Hey everybody, Justin with AmericanMuscle.com here reviewing a couple of hot side charge piping options from cp-e available for your 2015 and up eco-boost Mustang. You should be checking out the charge-piping options from cp-e if you're looking to upgrade your factory hot side piping or maybe even complement your cp-e or other after-market cold side piping.
Now this is going to be an upgrade in materials first off as you're switching from the factory OE plastic to high quality mandrel-bent aluminum. But you're also going to be upgrading in size as you're switching to a full two and a half inch mandrel bent piece, increasing your volume and airflow capabilities, which is really important as your set-up gets a little bit more serious. So cp-e is essentially giving you two different options when it comes to your hot side piping. You have the hot charge, which I have with me here, and the OE charge. They're both going to be nearly identical with one small difference between the two and that's going to be a flange for the factory bypass valve.
Now that OE charge, that's going to be for someone who wants to upgrade the materials, upgrade the diameter of the piping but they still want to utilize their factory bypass valve in the original location. The hot charge pipe I have with me here, on the other hand, does not include that flange for the factory bypass valve, making it an excellent choice for someone who has already upgraded their cold side piping, maybe already added an after-market blow-up valve and now just want to complete the package and upgrade their hot side piping.
Now this is really important to point out guys because this is really only going to work if you've already upgraded that cold side piping to something like the cp-e exhale kit for instance or something similar because again this does not include a flange for your factory bypass valve.
As for the build guys, you're going to be looking at high quality two and a half inch mandrel-bent aluminum for the construction. Both OE and hot charge options do come in your choice of either a satin black or a race red finish like I have with me here today. Now you are also going to be receiving brand new four-ply silicone couplers. They're throwing in some really nice T-bolt clamps and both options should work with your factory or most after-market intercoolers without issue.
Really quick, I do want to point out guys, this thing is made in the USA and, like any other cp-e product, is backed by their lifetime warranty. Breaking down the price a little bit guys, well, if you've seen any of my cp-e reviews in the past, then you know you're going to be getting into the top of the price range with their products, and the same certainly applies with their hot side options. For instance, the hot charge which I have with me here is going to be just north of $200 while their OE charge is going to run you just north of $300. A quick reference or a quick comparison will tell you that the Mishimoto hot and cold side kit together is only going to cost you 350 bucks. So basically, yes, you are going to be spending a little bit more for the cp-e stuff, but in my opinion, it's worth it.
The install really isn't all that bad here guys. I'm willing to give it a one out of three wrench difficulty overall. You will need to gain access to the front underneath portion of the car, so you have to remove that splash guard, but other than that, it really should only take you about 30 minutes to an hour. As far as tools, you're basically going to be looking at a socket set, Allen key and maybe a flat-head screwdriver but other than that, cp-e does include some really solid instructions. You are going to be upgrading an important part of your turbo system while also setting the table for big power and boost down the road and also improving the look under the hood a little bit, so be sure check out more from cp-e for your ride, here with AmericanMuscle.com.