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Old 04-13-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Pipes still arn't fitting in right.. I'm about to snap and start chopping up my radiator support
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Chop it and rebrace it with a plate that covers the entire thing.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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What size are both intercoolers?
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I think you need a bigger IC.
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**** that was a HUGE intercooler.
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simply two 45° couplers might fix your problem.
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simply two 45° couplers might fix your problem.
Ya thats what i'm doing
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yeah i agree i was thinking just get differnt silicon hoses
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I can't see how your bonnet could possible close over those pipes! If it does, nice work!

And yeah, just some 45deg bends will fix that.
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I can't see how your bonnet could possible close over those pipes! If it does, nice work!

And yeah, just some 45deg bends will fix that.

I'm assuming he's just trying to figure out angles...stock crossover is still installed :gay:
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I'm assuming he's just trying to figure out angles...stock crossover is still installed :gay:
what the hell is a cross over? Cross member?
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crossover tube, intake, black thing, accordian
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crossover tube, intake, black thing, accordian
hahaha you wanna play with it?
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Has anyone tried a radiator that isn't as wide? Maybe a shorter rad aftermarket from a Civic or something that has a thicker core. That would allow the pipes to come in from the sides of the rad instead of over it.
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Has anyone tried a radiator that isn't as wide? Maybe a shorter rad aftermarket from a Civic or something that has a thicker core. That would allow the pipes to come in from the sides of the rad instead of over it.
I've seen some guys on here using that.. Not sure how wise that is for a track car though?
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my friend used a civic fluideyne (sp?) radiator for his FE3 turbo track car. Of course his track of choice was the 1320 so he did not have to worry about prolonged burst of throttle.
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I've got a narrower radiator and the cold side pipe passes through next to it. It's a dual 17x19 core - far more capacity than most Miata aftermarket. Just need to be sure the air is channeled thru the radiator and that it's got a decent capacity.
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