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Old 02-04-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Ebay cheap: intercooler and lots of piping - 5 hours to go

eBay Motors: Probe V6 GT Mazda V6 Turbo Intercooler FMIC Kit Front (item 110344194710 end time Feb-04-09 16:25:44 PST)

Though it's for a probe/mx6/626, it looks like the IC will fit if that's overall size AND that's a lot of mandrel bends for the price, even if it's mild steel- ad doesn't say.
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on it like spandex pants
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it seriously does look like it would fit minimal effort. heck the hotside pipes look nearly identical to mine.









too bad it's all 2.5" piping. but not a bad little kit for $150.
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Other than the coldside, it looks great.
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Doesn't look like a long enough radius in the bend to go around the radiator and condenser and still have room for airflow behind it. Could be wrong though.
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$50 Shipping!
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Yes- so all that for $70 total. I think that's a steal. A few cuts and couplers could make this work in a Miata IMO. Oh- and that intercooler has some nice shaped end tanks on it for the core shape.
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Whoever picked that up, looks like a pretty good deal...just cut, some couplers, and bam. FMIC.
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I picked it up...but before seeing that ridiculous shipping fee.

Either way it still comes out to $70, and I've got more to work with.

This is certainly a lot easier than chasing down whatever I might be missing on a 14yr old kit.

I imagine a little cutting and coupling will definitely make it work.
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I'd prefer 3" pipes that aren't ceramic coated.

But, for the price that last one went for.... It would be hard to pass up.
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Considering that what I have now is 1.75", this will be an upgrade. I didn't plan on doing it for a few months when I upgraded the compressor, but I'll admit it was an impulse buy.
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I'd prefer 3" pipes that aren't ceramic coated.

3" charge pipes? who needs velocity....
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I paid $150 for my Intercooler alone, from CXRacing, same Intercooler, just not polished. and no XSPOWER logo, that mush be good for. . what? 3 more hp?
These are actually really nice.
Fits Great in the mouth of my NB,
Killer buy.

(quick mock up with string, only pic I have at work)
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I ended up picking one of these up for $71 shipped.

Arrived with a piece of crap, dented, 3" inlet/outlet, tube & fin intercooler.

Complained to the seller, no response to two emails over four days. Filed paypal dispute, that got his attention.

The replacement intercooler arrived today. It's perfect, 2.5" inlet/outlet, bar & plate- same as in auction picture. Cancelled the dispute.

It also came with a pair of 2.5" silicone couplers; nice bonus.

Took some battling, but it's a great value.
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I am currently working on the same battle.

Hopefully he will start shipping them right the first time.
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did you have to return the dented IC?

Post up some pics when you get around to the install.
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these are still coming up without reserve

intercooler kit

intercooler kit 2
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these are still coming up without reserve

intercooler kit

intercooler kit 2
Probably because you're going to get a POS intercooler shipped to you, then have to battle with them to get the right one sent to you.
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