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Old 01-16-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Is anyone running this style intercooler pipe setup? Looks nice and simple and short, with very few bends & couplers. I know their kits are for SC'd Miata's, but I don't see why you couldn't DIY a similar turbo system.



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Old 01-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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if ya would have searched you would haev seen a few people do it, not with that particular intercooler, but its nothing new, SEARCH and you shall become wise
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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www.trackdogracing.com

They do them for turbos, too.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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if ya would have searched you would haev seen a few people do it, not with that particular intercooler, but its nothing new, SEARCH and you shall become wise
Gah! I don't like being a noob.

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www.trackdogracing.com
They do them for turbos, too.
Somehow I missed the turbo kits at the bottom of the page. Geez, could they charge a little more for them?

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the trick is tilting the top of the rad back and fab'ing your top shroud/plate - simple DIY
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flux core = hardcore
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^ Whats involved in that, how does the hood clear the pipes?
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ask loki- he had a thread here. Wasn't "ram horns" or something like that?
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ask loki- he had a thread here. Wasn't "ram horns" or something like that?
If I remember correctly he had to reinvent the wheel with the pipes to get them to clear the hood.
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No no it wasnt that hard.

You have to be able to weld (or know someone who can)

You cut the rad brackets and weld them about 1.5 inches lower (check this with the rad fans because of the front sway bar)

Then run your pipes and cut the hood a little bit. MAKE SURE YOU GET A INTERCOOLER WITH OUTLETS ON THE SAME SIDE!!
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Oh and the thread was called My devil horns just came in.
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i got them from the "first start" thread. and then i laughed at your pickup.
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i got them from the "first start" thread. and then i laughed at your pickup.
Man all those threads are gone :(
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brought a tear to my eye
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man I forgot all about the jbweld on the pickup tube
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its still working! Soooo ghettto
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its still working! Soooo ghettto
Do you recall how thick the wall was on the pick-up tube? I may have to go back and fill in my gouged tube with JB weld for piece of mind.
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1/12" i dont really remember
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Any tips on removing the oil drain fitting after it's been JB welded to the pan?
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