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Old 07-03-2010, 11:47 PM   #61
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Is that going to be enough intercooler for your power goals? Any plans for water/meth to go with it?

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Old 07-03-2010, 11:52 PM   #62
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There will be water injection. Two ports built into the intake manifold.

I think it should be enough intercooler. The airflow through this thing should be fairly decent when I'm done.

If it doesn't work out I'll go bigger
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:21 PM   #63
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Got pretty far today on the VMount setup. Ended up spending more time on it then I thought. Put a few things on the back burner for it, but happy I did.

Figured this would be the best way to mount it...


Test Fit


Brackets first try.


Test Fit Two.


Test fitting the front brackets.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:33 PM   #64
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Front bracket.


Front bracket side angle.


Oil cooler mounted... I turned it around later cause it stuck too far out. I will probably turn upside down if the hoses are too low.


More pics...


Modding the bumper for a bit more air flow.


Annnnd done.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:43 PM   #65
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Put some friction tape to reduce any vibrating on the intercooler.


Test fit... (I put the rear mounting plate on upside down )


Test fit... still upside down... doh!


Annnd still upside down.


There we go.


Ahhhh yes.





Still need to put the lining on the hood/bumper which should make it look a lot better. Not sure what to use yet. I bought some stuff today for 25 cents a foot and thought it would look okay... but did not. Too squiggly.
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Very, very early test fit of radiator. Trying to get a feel for where it will sit. Still need to make real brackets. I think when this is done it will be the pimpness.


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go look at splitimes setup and think it over.
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The core is 11x11x3 which I think to be on the larger size. When the Vmount setup is done this thing should be getting an insane amount of airflow. Not to mention I have a few ideas for the intakes that should help with getting cooler air in the first place. That coupled with a fairly sweet water injection setup should keep the intake temps at bay.

Most of the larger intercooler setups I see don't look like they get much airflow, and what airflow it does see covers a small portion of the intercooler.

But the way this is mounted a larger intercooler of the same style could easily be retrofitted, so no worries if my guess is way off.
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Looks great dude

Do you already have a water/meth setup?
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I have everything but the lines for a DIY water inj setup.
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The core is 11x11x3 which I think to be on the larger size. When the Vmount setup is done this thing should be getting an insane amount of airflow. Not to mention I have a few ideas for the intakes that should help with getting cooler air in the first place. That coupled with a fairly sweet water injection setup should keep the intake temps at bay.

Most of the larger intercooler setups I see don't look like they get much airflow, and what airflow it does see covers a small portion of the intercooler.

But the way this is mounted a larger intercooler of the same style could easily be retrofitted, so no worries if my guess is way off.
My :
1. That intercooler "looks" tiny and therefore silly. If you're a looks kinda guy then that might matter.
2. When I ran those turbos at 14 psi my IATs were not much above ambient with a 18x12x3 tube/fin core offset in the mouth (I have A/C) with no under tray. I think they are pretty damn efficient at higher PSI's. My biggest affect in IAT's was not running the intercooler to TB pipe between the radiator and the engine which you don't have to worry about with the Vmount. I'd bet you'll be fine with that intercooler.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:13 AM   #72
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The core is 11x11x3 which I think to be on the larger size. When the Vmount setup is done this thing should be getting an insane amount of airflow. Not to mention I have a few ideas for the intakes that should help with getting cooler air in the first place. That coupled with a fairly sweet water injection setup should keep the intake temps at bay.

Most of the larger intercooler setups I see don't look like they get much airflow, and what airflow it does see covers a small portion of the intercooler.

But the way this is mounted a larger intercooler of the same style could easily be retrofitted, so no worries if my guess is way off.
My only issue with your setup is you are flowing air into the IC from both sides. Instead of offering it fresh air from below and pulling air out from above. Thus you have built in a stagnant spot for air... instead of a high flow area.

Just my .02.

Oh and thanks again for the flares, they turned out great on the car
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My question is, why didnt you get an IC like this: http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant...gory_Code=INCO




and then do something more like this:



Cause I think this is the problem you'll have with your setup as of now... if the air acutally wants to bother to take that turn down into the IC:

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That looks like is would work 100X better in my entirely uneducated opinion.
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Cause I think this is the problem you'll have with your setup as of now... if the air acutally wants to bother to take that turn down into the IC:

I see him probably blocking off that open spot at the hood.
But regardless... offering air to both sides of the IC is going to create a lack of airflow... instead of the main reason for doing this which is fresh/clean air AND airflow improvments.
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This with something like a reversed carbontrix scoop like levnubhin.
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This with something like a reversed carbontrix scoop like levnubhin.
Hey! I've got one of those for sale... well once i take pictures and make a FS thread
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This with something like a reversed carbontrix scoop like levnubhin.
If i were to do it, I'd build something into the underside of the hood, so that walls came down and completely sealed the IC core. like this:

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buy a new hood, intercooler and bumper and re-do it.

sorry dude, but that is just going to heat soak and get 0 airflow.

V is good, 7 is not.

standard fmic will work best 99% of the time.
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