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Old 09-02-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default ETD Racing crossover or IC at stock 4.5-5psi?

I haven't really done much with my Greddy as I'm pretty happy with it as is. However, I just blew out the stock crossover and have to replace it. While I've been pretty much satisfied with the stock kit, I do notice that the power drops after the car is warmed up, though not enough to have convinced me to IC before the blowout.

I'd love an IC but it seems to be a gigantic pain in the butt to install. The ETD racing crossover looks to be a 15-minute install and seems like it would shed heat a bit better than the stock crossover, as well as not expand at the accordian folds in the stock unit, reducing some lag.

Is an IC worth it at this PSI? Am I correct about the ETDR X-over shedding heat better?

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Old 09-02-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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go for the intercooler setup. concact stripes, he made a really nice kit, priced very reasonable too. install is a snap
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I would like to mention again, that I do not nead headroom for 8, 12, 16 psi or whatever. This is my daily driver and I don't want to race it--even on the street. At least not very often... ;-)

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an intercooler made a difference on mine even at the stock boost levels. also the heatsoak will be eliminated and performance more consistent. If you really don't want an intercooler just build your own crossover pipe.

Also do you have a bov of some sort? i know the kit doesn't come with one but myself and others feel it is manditory. It is much safer for your turbo and will help will spool between shifts tremendously
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