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Old 05-14-2008, 12:26 AM   #21
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nice, I vote for a good close-up picture of the top and bottom brackets for your lowered radiator. I'm getting a godspeed radiator, and my over-the-top pipes barely fit with my stock radiator, so sounds like I'll be doing the same as you. again, nice work!
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Looks DAMN good for a bunch of damn kids..

The hood clear those pipes without any issues?

Yup, about 1/2 - 1 inch from top of pipe to bottom of the hood without any trimming of the hood, just notching of the radiator support. It's not bad for under $300 into the intercooler setup, and much better than paying for the TDR one.


Thanks guys for the good comments.
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Yup, about 1/2 - 1 inch from top of pipe to bottom of the hood without any trimming of the hood, just notching of the radiator support. It's not bad for under $300 into the intercooler setup, and much better than paying for the TDR one.


Thanks guys for the good comments.
Hells Yeah!! Cant wait for another update!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:37 AM   #24
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Here are some pics from today. Drilling and tapping the turbo.

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And Tony welding a nut onto a stud to get that bastard out.

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The stud while still in the head.

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And the stud afterwards.

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Some entertainment in the middle.

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The boostang.

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The STi.

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And the sweet sticker that my buddy (the welder) made for me...

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very awesome build! i wish today was the first day i was doing my build.... would be a whole world different than it was a few years ago...
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:01 AM   #26
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wow very nice man
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:36 AM   #27
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I took the stock mounts and bent the bottom tabs that the rad normally sits in down. Then I bent a piece of aluminum into a L shape, made two holes for the radiator to sit in, and used self tapping machine screws to attach them to the stock brackets lowering the radiator about an inch and a half. I attached the A/C condenser to the radiator with those zip tie like things that are used to hold slim fans to the radiator. Ghetto, but it works.
FWIW I am relocating my NB radiator for something similar right now. I lowered the radiator brackets about 1.5" by using the bolts for the brackets that hold the sway bar bushings. The hole pattern is closer together but I drilled an extra hole in the bracket to take care of that. This way I can support the a/c condenser with the bracket still, just like stock. I'll have to fab a tab though to reattach the upper portion to the chassis but that is pretty easy. Or I could do what you did and use the electric fan zip tie thingies to hold it to the radiator.

Nice work man. I really like your approach It is nice that it completely clears the PS stuff.
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I'm self employed so no worries bout that in my office, but forgot thats not the same for others....Thats the last ***** you'll see b-atch

OP---great pics man!!! And great progress!!! Keep up the good work!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:27 PM   #30
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Thanks guys. I thought about using the sway bar mounting locations, but there was the problem with the bolt holes, and the driver side having that funky bend to get around the PS lines. Also one of my buddies who set off on that task just took it off and started bending away.
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Love the over the top, makes life way simpler. Soon as I get a welder and fab some stuff I can have my a/c back.
Looking great!
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:54 AM   #32
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IT RUNS!!!

For a little while at least, as Walmart was out of distilled water, and Advance Auto was out of vacuum lines. Cranked it up, let it idle to check for oil leaks, revved it a few times, and grew a BIG smile.

No pictures yet, as it looks the same as it did yesterday + all the piddly ****.

The car pretty much hates life without the MAF, and I need to play with my tune in the EMU for throttle tip in, but it idle right at 14.8 A/F.

Pictures of it finished later this weekend!
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BIG thumbs up man!!! congrats!!!!!
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Is that a 24"x11"x3" intercooler? Where did you get it?

EDIT: Can't be that big, but looks wider than 16"

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Yup, 24x11x3, from CX Racing. Fits with A/C and some imagination.
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Here are some pictures from today.

















BTW my neighbors LOOOVE open downpipe.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:30 PM   #37
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nice twin turboz.
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Dam that miata sits so sexy on the ground.
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Dam that miata sits so sexy on the ground.
+1 what kind of setup u have there?
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car looks BAD *** man one question thought what's the offset on the wheels
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