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Old 01-30-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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hey fellas,

i'm gonna diy a MSM intercooler into my Begi-S. i have an idea of how i'm gonna run it, but i was hoping to confirm some dimensions before i place an order on couplers.

2" charge outlet on a GT2554?
2" inlet/outlet on the msm intercooler?
2.5" throttle body?

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2.5" throttle body for sure. Dunno about the rest.
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I would just use a tape measure...or use a string to wrap around the pipe measuring circumference then calculate diameter from that. That's what I did with my piping.
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Yes to 2" outlet on 2554 Nick.
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The MSM guys complain to no end that the stock IC is barely adequate for moderate street driving. Anything that could be considered "spirited" or in hot weather results in heat soak. Your turbo isn't any more efficient than the MSM's and you're running the same amount of boost. Plus, the thing is so small it look really dumb sitting there in the middle of the rad.

Unless you can do the whole thing for free, I'd pass and get a universal eBay kit for cheap. The CXRacing 27" is the exact width of the stock radiator making around the rad configurations simple.
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+1, throw the MSM IC away and get an eBay core.
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The MSM IC inlet and Outlet are 2 1/8", no 2". So you will need larger clamps, and that size turbo hose also.
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The MSM guys complain to no end that the stock IC is barely adequate for moderate street driving.
yeah, i'm aware that it has limitations

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Unless you can do the whole thing for free, I'd pass and get a universal eBay kit for cheap.
but since i got the IC for free, i figured i'd give it a go.
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The MSM IC inlet and Outlet are 2 1/8", no 2". So you will need larger clamps, and that size turbo hose also.
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sweet, thanks steph.
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sell it and get an ebay ic
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nick get the ebay IC more effective, and you won't have to redo your IC piping soon as you hit its limits.
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Why make the intercooler pipes fit with the MSM intercooler, just to re-do and re-buy it all when you want a better intercooler just my thought process
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