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Old 03-28-2013, 04:55 AM   #241
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Solid first post. I had 4 years of high school autos classes if that counts for anything. You can learn a lot just by digging into something. I suggest doing it yourself if you can turn bolts, and read a torque wrench. I suggest having a friend around to help hold the engine from rotating, that's kinda a pita by yourself.
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6 day shipping turned into 2 day shipping on this.

Gonna need some reducers for this ^^ :( But it will work. I think power gains > flow
Does anyone know what IC this is? I have one and wonder what it is capable of????
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It was an Ebay one. Can't remember where i got it, but it was a really good price. Maybe on here. But it didn't fit quite like i wanted it, and the ends were to small. Plus my other one worked until i could get the nice good one.
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I bought mine from someone here who bought on a group buy but didn't remember who made it....I do like it better than the Ebay one you posted beside it....just wonder what it is rated for? I got it waaaay too cheap to complain! NIB FTW? That was when I was looking to go S20, now I am EFR6258......hope its big enough!
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With 2" inlet and outlet flange i would not cram more than 12psi through it (with my turbo anyway).
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What are the core dimensions?
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22*7.25*2.75 The OD of the fittings are 2.5.....remember the guy saying good for 350 I think? It looks like it will flow well but I don't know....
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #248
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That's plenty big.
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Plenty for how much?
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I don't see why it would be holding you back up to 350 HP. Would one of Dem768's intercoolers be better? Sure. But much more money.
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I am looking at his now to compare....I think this is very close to his 350 size one so I feel good about it now! I can't complain for $65 NIB. So ,yeah I think I will stick with this for now.
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The one you posted was no where near as big as the new one i just got (dems). His is wayyy thicker. Here's a picture, though it's on the last page.



The end tanks are better designed, and are centered.
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that egay cooler is nowhere near the size or quality of a vibrant.
I know because I literally have both sitting in my garage right now.

It will work though. I doubt its good for any more than about 300 or so
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Erat, is your new one from Dem the 500 or 350?
18, Thanks for your input. Mine is about the same size as the one Dem is selling as a 350 and looks very well made. My goal is 300 so as long as I am not bottle necked by the IC at that point I am happy. Also, mine has 2.5" input and output so I think it is bigger and better than the one I referenced in this thread.
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it looks bigger, I was hoping you got the 500....lol
Based on the core size alone mine is really close to the same size as yours. 2.5 in/out
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That's cool to see the inside of the trans, glad to hear it seems to be in good condition! Nice progress!
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Solid first post. I had 4 years of high school autos classes if that counts for anything. You can learn a lot just by digging into something. I suggest doing it yourself if you can turn bolts, and read a torque wrench. I suggest having a friend around to help hold the engine from rotating, that's kinda a pita by yourself.
Good to hear. I've been debating on if I should do it or just let a shop do it. I've done some tear downs on other vehicles before, just never had experience with miata's. I don't have any sort of lift so how would you suggest doing it? just jackstands at all 4 corners? Thanks for the imput!

Also, I was thinking about getting the FM happy meal kit which comes with the stage 1 clutch, flywheel, and parts. Do you recommend getting a lightened flywheel for turbo miata's or just stick to resurfacing the stock flywheel and save money?
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I still recommend a friend. I just had mine high up on jack stands. Then had a jack to hold the end of the trans while i wiggled it off it's dowels and input shaft.

My whole theory on lightened flywheels is that they're better to be used on a supercharged or N/A car. While the heavier one is better for the turbo. Some people may agree, some people may not. Plus i don't really like to spend to much money unless i have to. I just got my stock one resurfaced and it worked fine.
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Took the car out with the new IC. Weather says it's 50F out. Didn't see intake temps above 90F all day, and cruising temps were around 70F. I can be happy with that.

I do have a whistling noise now though. Like air passing over something and it's making the same sound those deer whistles people used to put on their cars. Can't figure it out.

Edit* i forgot, i had to turn the boost down. For two reasons. 1 i was hitting overboost (200kpa) and 2 i was getting way to much damn wheelspin. Gotta get the dunlops back on. But i think this IC is flowing better making me hit like 14psi or whatever 200kpa is. Before i was 12-13psi. 170kpa(ish)

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