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Old 11-01-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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has anyone ever fit and intercooler this size in there miata (specially 03)

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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i've got one of the big saab ones and the only way it would fit is if i tilted the radiator and did away with a/c, i believe the saab is taller than yours though

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Old 11-01-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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ohh really cuz i was told that they might be able to do it if they moved somethigs around, but i wanna make sure someone had done it before....before i get deep in the installation and it turning out it won't fit
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i'm goin with something that i know will fit for now (small saab side mount) instead of the big *** saab one, other members can probably tell you if it will fit when they get on later on tonight, i don't know if you will be able to run ac with that though
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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really i need ac.. haha well i'm hoping some one has had it fit..cuz i would hate to sell mine..
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That one will fit fine, but it's narrow and tall. If you want to fill up the entire nose, then go for one a little wider and shorter.
This one from eBay is the perfect fit for the nose of the Miata... it's what I run:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/28X7X...spagenameZWDVW

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it'll be a squeeze. not sure about a/c if it's narrow enough. IIRC, people putting wide ICs in are using 7" tall ones.


sam what are your dimensions? that one is 31" wide.
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that's look really good.. yeah the look that i'm looking for is to fill up the whole front
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hey i want to add a pic of the front of my car how do i do that
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The one I use is the exact one I linked. It says the overall dimensions are 28"wide 7"tall 2.5"thick.
Any taller isn't really in the airstream. I think you could go thicker and there's definitely room for wider if you (like me) remove the big black plastic shroud in the nose... However, 28" is the exact width of the radiator... which puts the inlet/oulet in perfect position to attach 90* couplers and go straight back. If you go narrower, then you need actual pipes to get you out to the edge of the radiator and then back.

Here are pics of my IC setup. The cold-side is as easy as it gets.... and the hotside is even easier as I have no AC or PS and my comressor housing points down:
https://www.miataturbo.net/vbgarage....etimage&id=163

Just a 90*coupler on the end attaches to the IC, and I'm recirc'd now:
https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/at...0&d=1163224580

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You can ad a pic fairly easy... just paste the link into the body of your post, and put the image brackets on either side... like: [img]link to pic[/img] and the pic will show up. Also, all of your existing posts will show an EDIT button on them so if you forget to ask a question, you can go back to your post and edit it to ask another instead of starting a new post just to ask another question.
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here is an idea for you, and try not to post any myspace links, you have to be a myspace member to view them
try photobucket and/or tinypic works great
this is the same intecooler as samnavy, i "fabbed" the brackets (very easy)
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look good...i don't really understand how to post a pic on the forum
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so the questiom is will the 22x9x3 front mount fit my 03
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:47 PM   #15
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hey you wrestler!!
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No way are any bitches climbing on my aluminum hood, specially not two at the same time. Unless they're buck *** naked and dripping wet growlers roaring.
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Hmm I may have to punish those chics for that......man it would be fun!
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lol....there fun girls, no damage to the hood though..
but did you get to look at the other ones to see if the frontmount would fit it or not.
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alright...no more help until nudes of those girls find their way to my PM

if you already have that IC then go for it, you can make anything fit with some trimming, your obstacle on the NB will be the AC lines clearing the end tank, keep in mind you can bend those out of the way, just dont pinch them
look at the pics that i posted.
the first pic shows you how it fits exactly where you will have issues...your IC is 3" wider than the one i posted, so it shoud fit similarly, its just half an inch thicker, so no biggie there, now it is two inches taller so look at pic three and see how you are gonna mount it up top, your will be taller here, so to answer your question, yes it can fit, can you make it fit? that i dont know
pics of nude girls will get you more help...and im not the wrestler, thats my buddy thats his NB
really dude its really easy, just take of your bumper and go at it, you can buy that AL plate that i used at home depot for like 7-8 bucks and just get creative
good luck
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