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Old 03-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #21
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Flawless fitment. Direct bolt in. I've got a few out there already.
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do you have a tracking number for me?
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For those doubting this intercooler, don't.

The 350hp core fit flawlessly on an NA with AC. It took me a half hour max to remove my old IC and install this one.

No rubbing or interference at all. I moved the AC canister up slightly, and bent it towards the passenger side and it was plenty out of the way.





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The 550 core fits NB with AC and power steering. It will hit the AC canister on the NA vehicles.
Oops. lol.

Forgot to tell you mine showed up the other day, haven't had a chance to try and fit it though. Looks super awesome though!
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That looks great - Can't wait to see this thing on the road. Thanks for the support Erat.
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Any idea if a 350 can reasonably handle 400hp in spurts? I'll never hit a track or be in boost for longer than 15 seconds at a time.

What I mean to say is, **** I want one.
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if you're on pump gas and want to run 400whp you need to get the 550 big boy
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Well to answer the question: this IC flows 520 CFM at 1.5PSi pressure drop that's it's efficent range. So you'll be fine at a higher flow, your turbo will just work a little harder to produce the power.

But if you can swing it, yes the big "big boy" (thanks Vlad) would be a better choice.
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if you're on pump gas and want to run 400whp you need to get the 550 big boy
No no, you're supposed to tell me everything will be alright. Puppies and unicorns.

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Well to answer the question: this IC flows 520 CFM at 1.5PSi pressure drop that's it's efficent range. So you'll be fine at a higher flow, your turbo will just work a little harder to produce the power.

But if you can swing it, yes the big "big boy" (thanks Vlad) would be a better choice.
Hmm...
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Do you have any pictures showing where the big boy version inlet pipe meets the turbo? Where is the BOV placed?
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Do you have any pictures showing where the big boy version inlet pipe meets the turbo? Where is the BOV placed?
It's just the intercooler.

FM and BEGi pipes work with it just fine.

Or make your own.
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Fits nicely here - Passenger side, just after the intercooler.

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Trust me I want one to. Don't want to cut the car and trying to convince myself the "baby cooler" would be enough for 250-300max whp. Still convincing.
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Trust me I want one to. Don't want to cut the car and trying to convince myself the "baby cooler" would be enough for 250-300max whp. Still convincing.
The "Baby cooler" is still a 350hp core. The one that Erat installed is the "baby".
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WHO BOUGHT THE FUEL PUMP oh your other thread? If it was not me and you have not yet shipped (two weeks) PLEASE REFUND MY MONEY. Hey, I think the other guy who also paid for it and has not yet gotten it feels the same? Now, if I can just find someone trust worthy to get a IC from?
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WHO BOUGHT THE FUEL PUMP oh your other thread? If it was not me and you have not yet shipped (two weeks) PLEASE REFUND MY MONEY. Hey, I think the other guy who also paid for it and has not yet gotten it feels the same? Now, if I can just find someone trust worthy to get a IC from?

I apologize, still trying to sort out who is who. One of you sent a payment and didnít say anything. I donít keep close enough eye on my PayPal account I suppose.

I take it your last name is Amell.. (You are both named Chris.) I'll send you tracking now boss.
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Thank you!
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Thank you!
Not a problem, again I apologize.

Martin M - I have tracking for you too (intercooler) and don't recall what your screen name is. Please shoot me a PM.
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Hey Scott - yours is tomorrow.
Just a heads up to anyone else. I paid over a month ago (Feb 21st) and still no intercooler. I've been told that it's "shipping tomorrow" for 16 days now. I got a tracking number that shows USPS has been notified of the package on March 7th, but still hasn't shipped. Please be cautious buying. Hopefully he's good for it, but I'm certainly getting paranoid at this point.
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I've also sent payment awhile ago and still haven't received a tracking number.
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