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Old 03-08-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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alright this is a miata i picked up hasn't seen the road since 01. i'm doing a small turbo setup an evo8 turbo i also used a all metal dsm radiator and i cut up 2 1g intercoolers and welded them up to make a cheap front mount.
i wanted to have shortest route possible for my intercooler piping so i cut out all the front surports then hacked up and rewelded the front brace back in i still have use of the hood latch but have plenty of space for a larger inter cooler down the road. and so far i have nothing invested into the car so far.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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I don't think its ghetto. But I did one of those 5+years ago on a civic build.

Best part was I had cleaned them in the parts washer. Apparently I hadn't rinsed them 100% though... welding = flames and blowing into one side = jet of flame 10ft high out of other side
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Thats a thick ******* intercooler

pretty ghetto, but should be efficient, haha
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yes the intercooler is 4 1/2 inches thick and a single sidemount for the dsm guys will carry them into the low threes before they start to heat soak.
waaaay back in the day when front mounts were $1500 alot of dsmers would cut up stockers and weld them up. i had a few laying around so i figured what the hell and give em a try.
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I know several people that have done it like that on 1Gs. Kudos for adding a little DSM to your car.
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why do the pictures look like they were taken in the 70's... wierd.
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Its not redneck you are doing a turbo kit and saving tons of money while your at it. Its gonna make the same hp as a good ebay kit or better and you won't have 1/3 the money in it. Keep it up I am interested to see how this ends up.
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Make sure not to level it...
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Make sure not to level it...
What he said.
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Your **** is ******* awesome. It is pure finction and anti bling. If I were a horse I would have your cars baby please.
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You have a build thread?
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hey thanks for the input as for leveling it i don't know depends how the plumbing goes. no i don't have a build thread didn't think it deserved one just going day by day on it and see where it takes me. just having fun doing a little build if i ever do sell it the next person is in for a holy nightmare nothing oem will come close to fitting it
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No, please don't level it.
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No, please don't level it.
This from the guy that tried to re-create the Titanic hull damage on the shelf in his engine bay.
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This from the guy that tried to re-create the Titanic hull damage on the shelf in his engine bay.
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the stock 1G Ic is actually a decent peice for OEM side-mount. It has enough mass to it that thermal inertia alone does a decent job cooling short bursts. With that sqaure shape its not the most efficient, but it certanly gets the job done into the low 200s WHP.

If those work out well, you should check out the stock MKIV Supra IC. I ran one for a long time and its pretty darn good. Physiclly its about the same thickness, but much larger in terms of height and width. They come with plastic endtanks that can be easaly flipped around etc. You could do the same thing. It would be a ton of cooling, though I would worry a bit about the airflow over the rad as a result. DSM rads kick ***. I could cruise in PHX with a coolant temp of 187 all day long.
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well things change pretty quickly just got that mocked up and i just scored a sparco front mount with an hks blow off valve with all the piping off one of my prior dsms for a 14b and a 255lb fuel pump so. so i'll start fitting it in place
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