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Intercooler swaps

Post by Arnie_O » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:16 am

I am planning to run a Greddy turbo setup on my 8 however I suspect the intercooler may be too small for my plans.
So I guess the question is, does anybody know what size intercooler we may be able to fit in the bay while keeping it in a front mount setup.

While V mounts look awesome I don't fancy the heat soak in traffic.... Or do I?
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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by Flameshades » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:49 am

i think the Greddy intercooler in terms of flow for the size, i think its really good. if you are going to chance it i think you will have to investigate flow rather than size as some of the "cheep" intercoolers with a larger face wont flow as well,

also what front bumper are you going to run, if its stock then you will have to create an opening as i will (remove that black plastic on the front etc)

i think with the heat under the rex bonnet you are going to get loads of heat soak and degrade performance, but on track that might not be the case.

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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by Will66 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:53 am

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That's as big an intercooler as I've seen and it's on a 3 rotor set-up so it's going to have the capacity for your set-up. It's behind the grille on a MazdaSpeed front end and the grille on the Re-Amemiya front is wider. I can't find the make of it from the build thread.

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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by Flameshades » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:56 am

:shock: lord have mercy......look at that turbo.... :shock:

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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by Will66 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:01 pm

88mm, he's talking about it making 1000 bhp and chewing through driveshafts like they're butter.
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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by Ash » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:07 pm

Have a look at or speak to Forge, maybe a larger version of this....

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Flows really well in the CRX and it's on boost almost instantly. Agreed the smaller turbo in mine T28 helps with spool time but the IC is not restricting it at all.
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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by BIG-Mal » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:40 pm

With intercoolers its nit really the overall size that counts

Good design aiding flow works much better, id a forge very similar to the above on my GT4 I was happily running 340 easily on a mid boost level. Length of pipping also needs factoring in as the longer the pipework, the more air needs displacing before you get positive boost in your engine ie "increase boost lag"

That blue 8 "woooooww" now thats what I call a good idea, but the power figure is stupidly crazy if for road use

On a smaller note, lots of ppl fitted cheap eBay coolers and reported good feed back. These coolers Did get tested and even tho they were cheap very large and of a generally regarded poor design
These test "I mean propper testing, thermal, flow, engine output etc" the simple answer
For the cost, the inefficiency of the cooler design was out weighted by the power increase supported. And effectiveness of the general cooler.

Also a lil note with all front mount cooler setups heat soak is the issue, heat soak got solved by a simple upgrade to a chargecooler.
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Re: Intercooler swaps

Post by madder » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:55 pm

oki aston its 600mm wide x 300mm high about 80mm thick its widest point between the ic couplers is 785mm

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