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Old 09-03-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default How much IC (area) for 5-6 psi?

I'm figuring not all that much but would love to hear that for sure...

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Old 09-07-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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6x6x3 will be a good size for 4 to5 psi
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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I've figured that it wouldn't have to be all that large and I could easily go to 12 x 6 x 3, up the boost a hair and easily fit with all the other crap up front. Now to find one. Not a common size in the cheapo market.

Are you the guy that does the Greddy downpipe?

Thanks and cheers, Jon
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How much are you looking to spend on your intercooler setup? The easiest solution would be buying Stripes's kit:

http://www.mx5projects.com/Greddy%20Intercooler.asp

Comes with T-clamps, reinforced rubber, a kick-*** mounting bracket, good welds, perfect fit, nice finish. Plus install is an absolute breeze. No guessing the size of the intercooler, ports, bungs, etc.

Yes you can do it yourself:

Pipes:
5-2.5" 90* bends
1 - 2.5" Tight radius 90* bend
1 - 2.5" straight
2 - 2.0" 90* bends
1 - 2.0" tight 180* bend
1 - 2.0" straight

Clamps and couplers:
3 - 2.0" couplers
1 - 2.0"-2.5" coupler
6 - 2.5" couplers
18 - T-clamps

Intercooler
1 - Intercooler

Bungs
1 - IAC port
1 - BOV port

brackets
2 - lengths of aluminum

Add the cost of supplies and time of measuring, welding, cutting, fitting, mounting, finishing and see if it's really worthwhile to make a setup of your own.

I have personal experince installing this kit. And I've had personal experience with DIY pipes of my own. When I was install stripe's pipes I wish it was as easy and simple for my own build.
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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Well, I'm sure it would absolutely be easier to buy Stripe's kit. It would be even easier to just put in a new crossover.

Using the classic formula I'd factor in my hourly wage to come up with the total cost. But then again, I pay to play baseball and this would be at least partly recreational so does that really compute?

I have no frickin' clue. There are a whole bunch of options. I do not like the idea of running the tubes underneath the radiator or I might go for a cheap JB setup that's available. I don't want to see that dirt road to nowhere and not be able to take it--and I have.

$600 is a bit much for me at the moment. Also, I don't think I need 18x6x2.5 for 6psi and I'm blocking airflow from the radiator. I can go much smaller if I roll my own. A BOV is also on the shopping list so I have to factor that in.

At this point, I'm completely at a loss as to how to proceed. Swamped with options and possibilities you might say.

Cheers, Jon
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:41 PM   #6
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I was concerned with under the radiator pipes, but I've had them on a year with no problems, and my car is pretty low, about 12" in front.

I have the JB setup for a Starion.
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hey jljacobi I am the guy that makes the 2.5 downpipes. I also have several cheep intercoolers in stock $150 to $200 shipped. you can e-mail me @ [email protected] if interested. they are new,not used ones.
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Tony makes awesome downpipes.. I have his D/P and stripes kit.
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I used a 18x6x2 core on mine..
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I used a 18x6x2 core on mine..
Where'd you get that?

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http://www.zpiracing.net/store/produ...products_id=95

I can probably get you under 200 on that, but I'll have to check my price list when I'm in the office.

Feel free to give me a call at the shop tomm, (866) 845-1807, ask for Sean
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I made a bracket to mount the IC to, and then bolted the bracket to the place where the tiedowns were.. (aka the baby teeth)



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that picture should like more like this:

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that picture should like more like this:
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lol @ smoke.

I can do, for you guys only..

18x9x2 - $179 + s/h
18x6x2.5 - $179 + s/h
12x9x2 - $149 + s/h

I have the 18x6x2.5..
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PS: I think what the miata needs... is... this...



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How are those turbos scions?
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lol @ smoke.

I can do, for you guys only..

18x9x2 - $179 + s/h
18x6x2.5 - $179 + s/h
12x9x2 - $149 + s/h

I have the 18x6x2.5..
Is that core size, or overall??

Cheers, Jon
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looks like core size, mine is 18" overall
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Is that core size, or overall??

Cheers, Jon
Core size, ex: core is 6 inches tall, but it's about 8 inches tall on the car..
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