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Old 02-22-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Tabs Updates thread! - More Bling - 11/03/07

well I have not been on here for a short while as I have been busy and trying to recoup financially from my diff busting nightmare.

Anyway, I finally got my *** in gear and taken advice given by peeps here and have got a K&N Induction kit to replace the ugly yellow Greddy Filter.



I am also happy to have received my new intercooler pipes from www.mx5mad.com.

They are much better than the kit I have now and go around the radiatpr rather than under.

Of course I cant be going to shows with no bling so I got them polshed:









As you can see the kit is of excellent quality and even has rolled ends so the silicone hoses can't slip off under boost also the pipes only require 4 couplers as they are two complete pieces. one from turbo to I/C an the other from IC to inlet manifold.

The actual intercooler that will be used is the same as the one in this pic below:



Although it does not look big it has a thick core and will be more than up to job of providing sufficient cooling than the saab 900 that I have now.

Will be all fitted this weekend hopefully and i will post up more pics when done so.

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I hate K&N... paper element FTW!

The IC looks damn nice though.
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Tabs those intercooler pipes look sweet!!!
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Hell yeah those are nice looking. Let's see a under hood picture when you get them put in.
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How much were the intercooler pipes?
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I/C setup looks great

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hey, what is the price on the IC pipes? also, what do you think of that body kit they sell?

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did you have to quote him pictures in all to ask that? now i have to scroll down twice as far, you know how much effort that is to move my index finger that much? I had to use the space bar to compensate.
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Well its on and the difference between the Saab 900 IC adn this MX5MAD IC is HUGE, both in cooling and looks.

heres a little write up.

First the turbo was clocked:



The shiny new intercooler to compliment my polished pipes:



The IC in the mouth of the car:



And from underneath:







The new view from the engine bay:



My new car security:

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Tabs you now have less "bling" under the hood with this new set-up.
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Damn, that's a nice set of pipes. I wonder how much it'd be to ship them here...
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Tabs you now have less "bling" under the hood with this new set-up.


yes I know.

However I feel the engine bay looks less cluttered now and once the air filter has been relocated to the front of the engine bay I will be able to add my strut brace again.
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yes I know.

However I feel the engine bay looks less cluttered now and once the air filter has been relocated to the front of the engine bay I will be able to add my strut brace again.
Tabs even though you lost some "bling",it does look alot cleaner and more tidy under the hood now.
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Got the turbo housing and AFM polsihed now alos and ALL my own work!





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Gosh darn King of bling! Soooo shiney...hard...to...look...away... :gay:
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just the thermostat housing left to do...hee hee!!
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Tabs I don't think you can do anymore to that car.
But what's next?
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theres always somthing buddy!
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I just contacted the company about a price quote, I'll let you guys know what they say.
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