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Old 12-17-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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i've noticed alot of u don't have ps or ac or neither. routing intercooler pipe looks easy without ac or ps.
i have ac and ps, and i like them. however i'm stuck with the problem as to how to get the intercooler pipe out in front then back to tb. i have all of these ac lines, ac compressor, coolant lines, ps pump, and power steering lines in my way. i don't want to go under radiator(mite get smashed), bad roads in ohio. i like to go around rad but lots of lines running here or there. over the top seems simplest, but i would have to fab up special wide and flat pipe, and that seems like a lot of work.

i'm sure there is some kit out there, but i want to diy(suppose to be fun). i have searched threads but havn't found satisfying solutions.

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:54 PM   #2
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if you look close, a lot of guys that go over the top, fab radiator mounts that move the top of the radiator toward the engine by about 3 inches, this gives you room to run the pipes up and over the radiator, and have lots of hood clearance. You will have to fap a place that spans the gap from the cross par to the front of the radiator to keep air from just going up and over the radiator unsted of through it. Or you can buy one, i think track dog may make one.
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will the ac condensor tilt back with the radiator, or is that another problem?
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it should, but you might have to adjust some hose mounts..
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unless you are going up a lot of speep inclines, or you have your car really dropped, pipes under the radiator are pretty safe. Lots and lots of ppl have done it.
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i almost bottom out pulling in to work because of the steep curb. thats why i can't go under rad
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got ya, well lots of ppl have done the over the radiator deal..
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you know of any pepole that done overthetop with suck sess. that have pics online? so i can monkey see monkey do
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I have both, search some of my old threads....i got millions of pics of my setup floating around.
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i went to summit racing today looking for aluminum pipe to build my in take. they don't sell the stuff. where the heck do buy alum pipe, other than on line
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scrap yard. look up "aluminum recycler/ing" in the yellow pages or on the internets at local.google.com or yp.yahoo.com
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I wouldn't advise going under the radiator, but around the radiator will work just fine. To get the Intercooler to fit, you will probably need to massage some AC lines and the dryer (big aluminum can). Then just route it down next to the sway bar and into the IC, then go around the rad again and back up to the TB.
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