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Old 02-13-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Fav ebay intercooler kit? update with pics2

Long story short, my rx7 shell and hks IC connection fell through. Now i'm looking for an ebay special IC kit with a mounting location for my bypass valve.

You guys have any particular brand or sellers you like to deal with, and which ones to avoid? I figure i'll be dropping a couple hundred bucks so.

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Intercooler core from speedyracer on eBay and then custom ic piping.


Most people here just use 6 couPlers and pre bent pipes.
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ic kit 2.25
Well, I just bought this one. Probably will stick with my bypass valve over the BOV but who knows? lol

Thanks for the advice!
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I usually stick to the feedback, if I see IC a dime a dozen been sold with good FB, then should be safe to purchase.
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let us know if you like the kit/ fitment.
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let us know if you like the kit/ fitment.
Sure.

From what i've gathered from mt.net, I need a 2in tube off the turbo then 2.25in for both in/out of the IC and finally a 2.5in tube for the throttlebody. I think i'll try using the begi piping I already have for the turbo and TB if it'll work.

The kit includes 2.25in piping so I'll need to do some fab work i'm sure.

Should arrive by friday. I'll post pics.
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Package arrived today.


Let's...go...red...wings!!
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What's the quality in your opinion, Flounder?
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I haven't seen many other brands but this one seems good quality. The box weighed 28lbs.

The intercooler looks badass and weighs 7lbs, everything is aluminum and the hoses are similar to the begi ones but more plyable. Even the bov seems really well made even though it was supposed to be blue!! Better silver than red though.

The pipes are shiny and have good flaring on the ends.
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I'd be really interested to hear the BOV quality. I'll probably pick up that exact kit myself if it is decent.
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Well I spent yesterday researching my plan of attack on the Intercooler setup and decided to remove the power steering and a/c while I was at it.

After the bumper was off and the radiator was out, everything else went smoothly. The only thing left of the a/c is the evaporator and the compressor bracket. The p/s is down the only the rack and I still have to loop the lines to finish that off .

The IC I bought is roughly the same length as the radiator and should fit nicely right in front of it near the bottom. I plan on using the condenser/rad mounting brackets on the bottom to install a plate across for mounting the IC.

The piping, for sure, is going to be the hardest part of the job. I will be getting into that sometime this week and will post pics if anyone is interested.
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I'd be really interested to hear the BOV quality. I'll probably pick up that exact kit myself if it is decent.
That's the best ebay special BOV. The simplest type, so the least to go wrong. There are three parts - the housing, spring and piston.

It's the one I have. The only bad thing about it (Depending on your perspective) is that it is loud as ****. Seriously, unbelievably, gunshot loud. I personally like it, but others might not find it quite so satisfying.
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There are three parts - the housing, spring and piston.
And with the loose tolerances there will be 5-6 thousands of space between them...Good tolerance for airtight parts is within 1 thousandth of an inch.
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And with the loose tolerances there will be 5-6 thousands of space between them...Good tolerance for airtight parts is within 1 thousandth of an inch.
It's 40 dollars, not 200. Boo hoo.
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Nice try rider.

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I was stating a fact. What did I ever do to you? What reason do you have to go against me? Have I wronged you in some way? Do I add idiocy to this board?

The answer is no. I wasn't instigating a conflict, I was stating my opinion. You came back at me, I came back. Perhaps the "boo-hoo" was a bit over the top, but it was to accentuate my point of the thing costing a fifth of what the real thing costs. You've got a problem with me; tell me what it is.
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Well I spent yesterday researching my plan of attack on the Intercooler setup and decided to remove the power steering and a/c while I was at it.

After the bumper was off and the radiator was out, everything else went smoothly. The only thing left of the a/c is the evaporator and the compressor bracket. The p/s is down the only the rack and I still have to loop the lines to finish that off .

The IC I bought is roughly the same length as the radiator and should fit nicely right in front of it near the bottom. I plan on using the condenser/rad mounting brackets on the bottom to install a plate across for mounting the IC.

The piping, for sure, is going to be the hardest part of the job. I will be getting into that sometime this week and will post pics if anyone is interested.
Please do this. I'd like to see as much as possible on it.
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Looks like my Ebay IC kit. But I don't think mine had the center bolt boss in the middle.
I paid $120 for mine and i'm happy with it.
Took a bit of work to size up the pipes and make the right cuts but I saved a lot of $$$
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The IC I bought is roughly the same length as the radiator and should fit nicely right in front of it near the bottom. I plan on using the condenser/rad mounting brackets on the bottom to install a plate across for mounting the IC.

The piping, for sure, is going to be the hardest part of the job. I will be getting into that sometime this week and will post pics if anyone is interested.
Somewhere in my build thread I have pictures and details of the eBay IC kit I was using. It literally took an afternoon to make the cuts and piece it together.

After all was said and done though I decided to get the all silicone IC pipes from FM. I sold the ones I made and someone somewhere is using them.

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I was stating a fact. What did I ever do to you? What reason do you have to go against me? Have I wronged you in some way? Do I add idiocy to this board?

The answer is no. I wasn't instigating a conflict, I was stating my opinion. You came back at me, I came back. Perhaps the "boo-hoo" was a bit over the top, but it was to accentuate my point of the thing costing a fifth of what the real thing costs. You've got a problem with me; tell me what it is.
Sit back down and hush up little one.
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[QUOTE=Vashthestampede;692520]Somewhere in my build thread I have pictures and details of the eBay IC kit I was using. It literally took an afternoon to make the cuts and piece it together.QUOTE]

How did you go about going from 2-2.25in and then 2.25 to 2.5in? I'm sure I need to buy more piping than the kit came with huh?

About the BOV, if it's loud i'll probably stick with my bypass valve. I kinda like my boost silent but deadly if you know what I mean. It'll be in the for sale section if I don't end up using it.
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