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Old 08-19-2007, 03:51 AM   #1
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i was looking for great deal on a intercooler for an incoming greddy kit but, the only ones that i can find worth getting is the one from flying miata for 750. is it really worth getting one if im only plan on using the stock boost for a while. i have a really tight buget so that why that kit isnt an option to me. is there any affordable intercooler kit that i can just bolt on ..because iv notice piping would be a problem to becasue i would have to make something for the vacum lines right?
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$750???!!! Screw that noise.

Buy an intercooler for around $200 and the members here will help you with the piping. I haven't installed mine yet, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but you'll need a provision for the idle control valve and probably some kind of hookup for whatever BOV you use.
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You can get intercoolers even cheaper than that. I got a Saab IC for like $50 shipped on eBay.


Also, what is "Affordable"? I mean, to some people $40 is a lot of cash to just toss at something.
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Yeah you could do that, I just don't personally care for the Saab/Mazdaspeed size intercoolers. I like 'em more like what samnavy has size-wise.
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I would recommend an intercooler. I wanted a larger core, but didn't want to modify or remove my A/C. My solution was to go with a smaller core and alchy injection.

In addition, the core that I chose is more than adequate for anything that the Greddy setup can dish out.

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i was looking for great deal on a intercooler for an incoming greddy kit but, the only ones that i can find worth getting is the one from flying miata for 750. is it really worth getting one if im only plan on using the stock boost for a while. i have a really tight buget so that why that kit isnt an option to me. is there any affordable intercooler kit that i can just bolt on ..because iv notice piping would be a problem to becasue i would have to make something for the vacum lines right?
i need lots of help please
You can get piping from the MX5Projects link at the top of the page. It's $240 + shipping. Then you just need to spend about another $200 or so to get the IC, hoses, clamps and the bracket hardware. It's a really good setup overall sold and supported by one of the members here. We just put mine on yesterday and it went really smoothly.
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yea i just researched that...it looks alot easier to do that then to find pipes and bend them..but all that so expensive ...$240 for pipes that doesnt even come with ic or clamps. i was trying to look for used pipes but no luck. thanks for everyones help tho
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A muffler shop can help and variusbends are available at autozone. You don't need an IC but you do need some way to cool the intake and a way to get the pressurized air into the intake the stock **** wont cut it past 4-5 psi. So i suggest you get a mock up made with radiator hose and then take that in to a muffler shop preferably with a mandrel bender and have them make the pipes for you. then go to lowes/homedepot to buy some clamps.
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Water injection?

Put your local in your profile (incase people like me could help you with the fab and such, but now I wont because I hate you. )
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