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Old 12-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Smalest possible inter cooler for 250whp

Hello,

I bought a new bumper, and it has a hole that normally is closed by default bumper.

I was thinking of putting my intercooler there.
The only question is, i want 250whp on a 1.6 (default 115hp
is there a intercooler thats small enough to fit there and supports 250whp?

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I dont want it below, because that is the place for the rad, and want to keep it like that.

The hole above is normaly closed, so thats why i was thinking of putting my IC there.

I can make it a littlebit bigger, but not too much
Maybe a lower rad so the intercooler fits better would be an option?

or do i really need to put it in the front part down
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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that hole is good for radiator flow. you'd have to hack **** up behind it to really mount an IC there.
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Take the bumper off and look at all the stuff right behind it. Braineack is correct in that there will need to be some surgery done to make it work.

I like the idea but, it's a lot of work when knowing the stock bumper opening is the most ideal spot for a front mount.
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The big problem I have with attempting to mount the intercooler up there is that it would be a royal PITA to duct air flow correctly.


The first picture is how I mounted my RX-7 oil cooler. Honestly that is probably aboput the biggest you will be able to go without completely hacking up the body.

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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If you don't want a big intercooler go to an air/water setup. You could put a small heat exchanger behind that horrible extra bumper hole.
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...blah blah blah blah
Dat hood.

Who makes it? Where can I gets one?
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Is that an erebuni hood?
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that retarded hole kills the look of an otherwise nice bumper. gross
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that retarded hole kills the look of an otherwise nice bumper. gross
I like the hole, but i want to make it usefull
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I like the hole, but i want to make it usefull
useful... ram air intake / michael knight lights?
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useful... ram air intake / michael knight lights?
air intake maybe, no extra lights on my car

And i dont want people to see my car has turbo, thats why io was thinking of putting an IC there.
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air intake maybe, no extra lights on my car

And i dont want people to see my car has turbo, thats why io was thinking of putting an IC there.
Right, I can see how you'd want to remain a sleeper.

Put on the IC, paint it black, done.

What a bad looking car.
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Right, I can see how you'd want to remain a sleeper.

Put on the IC, paint it black, done.

What a bad looking car.
Dont listen to the haters. Your car looks sick. Xzibit did an awesome job on this one!
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Well besides having the most ugly random hole in your bumper, dont think your going to find an intercooler small enough, or a way to plum it from there. I would suggest if you want a "sleeper" thugged out miata on 24s or what ever is on there get a air to water and leave it all under the hood.

I myself have mine as a FMIC. Also if mine didnt say greddy on the front you would have no idea it was there and even then you have to be bent over on your knees to see it cause its so far inside the bumper.
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How about just use meth/water injection. No intercooler needed
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Fail. Listen not to this one, padawan. Always good, intercooler is.
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more info on wheel/tire combo plz
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Well besides having the most ugly random hole in your bumper, dont think your going to find an intercooler small enough, or a way to plum it from there. I would suggest if you want a "sleeper" thugged out miata on 24s or what ever is on there get a air to water and leave it all under the hood.

I myself have mine as a FMIC. Also if mine didnt say greddy on the front you would have no idea it was there and even then you have to be bent over on your knees to see it cause its so far inside the bumper.

You DO realize you have tires on backwards?
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He "drifts" that thing so does it really matter? LOL
He'll destroy them anyway
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Well, from the perspective of a spectator wondering "does this guy know wtf he's doing", it still doesn't make sense. And doriftoring doesn't destroy the fronts ...
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