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Old 12-16-2006, 01:01 AM   #1
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Ok, i know this a a very dumb idea, but here is my idea... I have a eclipse side mount intercooler that i got with a turbo i baught. Id like to use it, problem is the intlet and outlet are in unwanted locations, and are only 1.75 inches I.D. I would like to replace the existing inlet and outlet with 2 inch inlet and outlet in a differant location. I know this has been done and all i have to do is weld plates in the old inlet and outlet locations and install new inlet and outlet. Problem is, i dont have equipment to weld aluminum. And i dont want to spend the money a shop would charge me to do it, id buy another intercooler before i did that. Is it possible to epoxy or maybe jb weld the plates and new inlets and outlets into place? It seems that the 8psi max that i will running wouldnt put that much stress on a glued joint.. But you guys know a lot more about this than i do. Any comments??

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Doesn't seem worth the risk to me. Might as well use an intercooler with better positioned inlet/outlet. Even if you sell the one you have for cheap, you can find another stock intercooler for the price you can sell yours for. I paid $11 for mine, and it has 2" inlet/outlet in workable locations.
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It would be better and less stressful to buy another intercooler that well work without modification. 8psi might be good at first but it would be nice to have something that you could upgrade with.
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I agree. I'm all for the DIY setup but not at the cost of my motor.
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Screw all that noise. Put the IC up for sale on one of the DSM forums and get yourself a $100 ebay IC with everything in the right location.
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i love the avatar tim hill. Bradley just sell the IC and get some WI you know you wanna.

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well i guess i will just use it the way it is for now, thanx
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Screw all that noise.
That saying, its everywhere. I cant hide from it.
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #9
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J B weld. now that is a hillbilly idea.... why didn't i think of it.
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Don't underestimate the power of JB Weld. Either deal with the 1.75" or sell it for a cheapo ebay one. The one I'm rocking is like what $80 on Ebay.
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yeah, well i like the idea of free better I have other things i have to spend the 80 bucks on right now. i will just have to deal with it untill i can buy a better one.
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what about brazing/soldering?
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i really dont see why an epoxy or like i said jb weld wouldnt do the trick, i mean, as long as i brace the pipes well and they dont get a lot of vibration.. seems like an epoxy or jb weld would seal it well enuff... who knows maybe i will try it after i get another IC just to see if it holds up, then someone else could do the same.
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can you solder aluminum??
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these guys say for 65 bucks you can braze it!

http://www.aluminumrepair.com/shoppi...cat=HTS%2D2000
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http://durafix.com/demo/256.html look at this ****!!!
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oh man, im ordering that stuff tonite, that will do exatley what i want!
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play around with it, if it works as advertised then it would be an easy job.
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already ordered, trust me, if the redneck on the video says it will work, IT WILL WORK
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I migth pick some up to help with my beer can sculptures in the front yard :gay:
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