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Old 01-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Universal Intercooler Supplier?

I see a lot of universal intercoolers with the inlet and outlet on the side but I'm looking for one with the outlets on top. Similar to TRD's.

Right now I have a similar setup but the intercooler is small. I'm planning to run a little more boost so I'm looking for an intercooler about the same width as the radiator and about 3" thick.

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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The one I used was from CXRacing: 12x10x2.5 .

I found the height to be a tight fight to the undertray, although I ran mine vertical and not at an angle and on a 180hp supercharged setup. If money is not an issue, you could have end tanks welded on a core of your picking.

For my information, is there plenty of clearance on the sides for that wide of intercooler? Are you going to tilt the radiator or cut through the front support?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #3
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Cxracing is off eBay right?
I'm running it vertical currently as well.
Quite a bit of my radiator support is hacked away already. A little bit more won't make a difference. LOL.
I'll have to remeasure my intercooler. I know I definately want it wider. Not sure of thickness but the tubes coming out of it is 2.5" so I figured the intercooler has to be 3".
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Pics will help
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What would u like pics of?

I'm looking for a new intercooler I can use w over the radiator tubes. Nothing relevant to take a pic of at this point. My current set up will be removed completely.
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Cymx5: Found the website. I think they have what I'm looking for. Just need to make some measurements now.
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So I did some actual measurements and it looks like the max I can go is about 22" w/o having to move and rebend stuff.
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Pics of the area your trying to fill and the hacked up support.
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Cxracing is off eBay right?
I'm running it vertical currently as well.
Quite a bit of my radiator support is hacked away already. A little bit more won't make a difference. LOL.
I'll have to remeasure my intercooler. I know I definately want it wider. Not sure of thickness but the tubes coming out of it is 2.5" so I figured the intercooler has to be 3".
You sound slightly repulsed by the ebayness. There's always bell intercoolers who'll build you pretty much anything you want out of their massive list of standard core sizes. They only list core prices and not end tank and assembly prices, but based on the core prices a $6-800 miata sized intercooler woudn't be surprising. You get what you pay for. From a theory perspective that core should be noticeably better than an ebay core, I cant find any hard data to back it up.
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Repulsed?
Not at all. Just confirming.
Why don't you like eBay? Not everything is bad on eBay.
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I never said I didn't like it either. Would I buy a china charger if I was building a cheap setup on a cheap car? You bet your *** I would. I've bought plenty of perfectly fine parts and other things from ebay over the years. I've also bought plenty of junk I ended up having to replace with the real deal later on.
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How are your ait's currently?
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Right now they are fine but I'm in the process of swapping out to a mp62 from a m45.
About to get it ported by trd so should hopefully will be pushing around 14psi.
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