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Old 06-10-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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So who here has used this thing?

http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant...gory_Code=INCO

I know some of you have and I think Brain used to run one.

What are your thoughts and how do you think it compares to the small FM unit? Do I need bigger for 230-240 RWHP? Is it going to just heat soak?

I just bought a used FM kit with a GT2560 and no IC (but with the silicone IC piping that I want to use.) I'm leaning towards the FM unit but looking at other options. Anything out there similar in size/effectiveness to the FM unit for less coin? I'm not givin' up PS or AC either.
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3.0” W x 12” H x 11” T
14.4
Flow: 350-400 hp
Eff: ~72/78%
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Thats the one im using....although my set up is a bit "different"
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just paint it black and shroud it well.
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Oh yeah, whatever goes in there is getting painted black! Any trick to making the paint stick?
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prep, primer, and multiple coats.
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Oh yeah, whatever goes in there is getting painted black! Any trick to making the paint stick?
Can of spray paint. I did 2 layers on each side of my Begi Intercooler back in fall of 07 and paint is still there.
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3.0 W x 12 H x 11 T
14.4
Flow: 350-400 hp
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These dimensions confuse me.....

Are you recommending specs or is this related to the one I linked to?
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look again at the size of the core...
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little intercoolers are like little penises: they work but bigger is better
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look again at the size of the core...
OK, but what's the 14.4?
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little intercoolers are like little penises: they work but bigger is better
...well, some of us aren't trying to compensate...
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OK, but what's the 14.4?
def NOT a small *****
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def NOT a small *****
Indeed.

Hey, don't you have one of these ICs?
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Use a fan when you spray your intercooler.
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...well, some of us aren't trying to compensate...
We drive miata's bro: we're way past trying to compensate
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OK, but what's the 14.4?

i dunno, math came from corky
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We drive miata's bro: we're way past trying to compensate
That's a fact! Funny that you wrote that. I had the exact thought as I was posting my less than original retort.
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We drive miata's bro: we're way past trying to compensate
awesome.

IIRC didn't brain post about how he got a huge drop in IAT from going to the bigger core as an upgrade from the smaller one? Why are you so married to the small stuff? cx is cheap either way.
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that's what I don't understand either: why not just run something more along the lines of 20+ by 12+? Its not like we have no room there for a bigger core
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