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Old 02-20-2015, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Intercooler Sizing Efficiency

I'm currently running 11lbs of boost the car does not have an intercooler. Was going with fmic, but the intercooler I have is to long. My question is how small can I go before the intercooler starts losing efficiency and acts like a heat sink?
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Search deezums and Aidandj builds for a good FMIC that has good cost benefit ratio. I think Schuyler has one as well.
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I haz one as well

But yes, that one is great.

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generally speaking, a thinner intercooler with more frontal area is better than a thicker one with less frontal area. The law of diminishing returns applies exponentially as you get thicker for heat exchanges.

The one you posted seems way to thick. If packaging isnt an issue go with a thinner but more frontal area IC
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yes both of the ones posted are not anywhere near what you'd want
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How to ebay intercool

Post where deezums finds a good intercooler:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...2/#post1172875

Post where deezums tells you the link:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...2/#post1173018

Post where I buy mine:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...6/#post1185817

Post where I show how mine is mounted:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...9/#post1190191

Post where I give you a video of how to do your intercooler piping:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...4/#post1206159

Spoon feeding complete, sticky this ****

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props for taking the time to dig up the links aidandj!
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Yep, now no one has an excuse for not buying these awesome things
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Thank you guys so much for spoon feeding and not telling me to **** off. Reason as to why I selected that ic choice is because it's the closest in size for my side by side set up. Invisible Intercooler Engine bay mounted IC - MX-5 Miata Forum doing something similar to that.
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****, not this **** again.
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problem: miatas overheat.
solution: halve the radiator.

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problem: simple proven setup that works for everyone
solution: terrible very prone to failure solution for the sake of being different

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So even with a coolant reroute my car will have over heating problem with the smaller radiator?
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