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Old 07-19-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation New Greddy Intercooler Kit Announcement!!

Some of you may know Iíve been working on a Greddy intercooler kit for a few months. This kit is VERY close to being released as a product. Itís been installed on two local Greddy miatas and will be road tested this weekend. This kit features an 18x12x3 bar and plate intercooler, Tig welded pipes, around the radiator piping, AC & PS friendly, reinforced silicone couplers and T-bolt clamps. These kits will be built to order and I expect a turn around time of a week.

Although I donít have the numbers to prove it yet, this system should be very efficient and be able to handle any horsepower that the Greddy kit can throw at it. In the next couple weeks this kit will hit the Dyno and Iíll be able to compare performance gains over a popular Starion kit.

Iím currently working out a deal with a local powercoating company. For now, the first couple batches will be painted hi-temp black. Powercoating will be an option in the future once I start moving enough inventory to keep costs down.

The majority of the work is done. Iím still tying up a few loose ends such as instructions and a website. I do have three intercoolers ready to go if people want to jump on the first set of kits. These kits will be priced at $550.00 plus shipping and handling. Bead rolling will be offered for 30 dollars extra.

Special thanks to Brgracer and Mach929 for lending me their cars for an extended period of time. The attached pictures are from Mach929ís ride which has power steering and AC. Note the pipes will be delivered painted. Hopefully they will be able to test out these kits this week.

I will post more information this weekend.

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Looks good. Had this been around 6 months ago I would have probably bought from you rather than doing my NPR and clocking my turbo.
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Looks good! Soon as I get my greddy installed I'll be driving there from Reading to save on S&H! Maybe I can get a deal on an install!?! hah.
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Come on down when you're ready. I can help you install it for free if my schedule is clear.

I'll also add local pickup is available to anyone if you want to save on shipping and handling. I estimate shipping and handling will cost around 30-40 dollars. I'll post a solid price when I package up a kit this weekend.



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Looks good! Soon as I get my greddy installed I'll be driving there from Reading to save on S&H! Maybe I can get a deal on an install!?! hah.
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If anyone buys the kits i have the equipment to figure out its effceincy

PS how do you put the lips on the pipes?
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PS how do you put the lips on the pipes?
This was done by a Bead Roller. I outsource this option to a local fabrication shop for now.
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god please hurry up and produce these


(I get a taste out of each kit sold, right? )
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oh ok, i was hoping you had some cool trick for doing it. I thought about just running a bread around the tube end (my cheapness to the rescue)

Great looking product! do you have info we can share with friends to get in contact with you? (specfically over at m.net)
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Thumbs up Freakin sweet..

Stripes,

I commend you for undertaking this venture. I think it's awesome. The routing looks good. The TIG welds have a nice small haz. Powerdercoated will be the finishing touch. Thanks for stepping up to the plate.

Do you think bead rolling should be an option though? Or better yet, why is the bead an option?

I know the rollers are a little pricey..

Anyway, good job and good luck!
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Oops, answered while I was sloowly typing. I searched rollers awhile back. Makes sense to outsource the first kits
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Thanks I am actually working on my website as we speak. I know it was a premature posting this info since I'm missing contact information, advertising and instructions, but I could not wait any longer to get the word out If anyone needs to contact me, you can send me a PM through this site. I should have my website and email setup by the end of the day.

I briefly looked into the equipment for laying a nice bead on the end of the pipes. It would be worth it to buy this equipment if these kits take off, but for now it's less of a risk outsourcing this option. There may be a cheap trick, but I have not found it yet.


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oh ok, i was hoping you had some cool trick for doing it. I thought about just running a bread around the tube end (my cheapness to the rescue)

Great looking product! do you have info we can share with friends to get in contact with you? (specfically over at m.net)
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Thanks I really enjoyed fabbing my own kit and I wanted to continue this hobby to see what it turns into. I also want to mention I have a 9-5 job so please be patient if I don't return email until the evening hours.

I do agree powdercoating is the way to go. I need to powdercoat several kits at a time to keep costs down. I'm waiting to see if there is a market for this kit before I explore this option.


My Tig welding is done by a local professional who owns his own performance shop. He does excellent work and worth the investment.



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Stripes,

I commend you for undertaking this venture. I think it's awesome. The routing looks good. The TIG welds have a nice small haz. Powerdercoated will be the finishing touch. Thanks for stepping up to the plate.

Do you think bead rolling should be an option though? Or better yet, why is the bead an option?

I know the rollers are a little pricey..

Anyway, good job and good luck!
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There may be a cheap trick, but I have not found it yet.
Hope this helps. One site that popped into my head.

http://www.roadraceengineering.com/e...icpipebead.htm

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Do you think bead rolling should be an option though? Or better yet, why is the bead an option?
I think beading the ends is a great option to have especially if you are going to be road racing or autocrossing. I just want to give potential buyers another price option since I'm including t-bolt clamps which provide excellent holding power. Beading the ends may become standard depending how the kit sells.
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I thought about just running a bread around the tube end (my cheapness to the rescue)
It works. I've got an I/C kit that employs that very method. No blowoff with the t-bolts. As long as it's ground smooth you're good.

The thicker steel I/C pipes require a bit more to bead than aluminum.

On the cheapness...I've JB'd a bead or two shhhh.
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that's an awesome price. congratulations on the kit! i hope they fly off the shelves!
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I think beading the ends is a great option to have especially if you are going to be road racing or autocrossing. I just want to give potential buyers another price option since I'm including t-bolt clamps which provide excellent holding power. Beading the ends may become standard depending how the kit sells.

Naw, I just meant that personally I think all I/C pipes should be beaded.

I don't want to seem "critical" but putting together a nice FMIC kit (like this one) and not using beaded pipes would come back to getcha sooner or later. (the customer I mean)

Those with the great experience of the pipe blowing off know that it happens only when, but not limited to: You're at mid-track, on a date, in the rain, when its 110 degrees, 500 miles from home, and lastly when you have no tools. When it never happens: In your air-conditioned garage.

This wouldn't be your fault of course, but I can see somebody that "wants to save 30 bucks" not feeling great about their purchase. To fault, they would likely look to the kit, instead of their own decisions.

Lastly, i'm no way quallified to offer advice on your business, just trying to throw in some perspective. Hopefully it's helpful.

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Hopefully it's helpful.

No, this is very helpful and you bring a valid point. I am leaning towards setting the price at $580.00 and having beaded ends as a standard option.
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If you wan't to make it EVEN better...this coupler should be a "hump" style




but this looks way better than JimBs. I love to snag just the driver side piping, I really want to redo mine.
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