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Old 09-17-2007, 06:54 AM   #21
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Your top tank looks pretty sick. :(
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:55 AM   #22
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naw it's ok. My last radiator cap started leaking a little because the gasket inside rotted. I replaced the cap and sprayed the rad off with a hose, but didn't scrub it down or anything.
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This and Joe Perez's thread are very helpful but my install is kicking my ***.

I removed the facia support thingy - had to cut some of the plastic fasteners but I don't expect that piece to ever fit back on.

I have no way right now to make a support frame for the IC so I'm going to try to locate it approximately supported by a floor jack and then make the metal support.

My car has AC so between that and the lower radiator hose plus the turbo drain hose its hard to figure where/ how to tun the hoses....

Tips, tricks and magic spells are greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:13 PM   #24
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Three year old thread.
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Ok, I'm using it as reference. Should I start a whole new thread ?
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There's no magic to it. I had a bunch of random bends and couplers. Cut to fit and assemble. I did have to remove the stock greddy oil drain pipe when I clocked the compressor down. Replaced it with a tunertoys drain kit and tapped the pan. Not sure if they're still around.

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Old 12-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #28
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Thanks fellas


I think I'll also borrow a chop saw or a large pipe cutter to make things easier.

It also looks that as much as I hate to do it the nose needs to come off - no ?
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Taking the front bumper on or off a miata sucks.
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Taking the front bumper on or off a miata sucks.
? Why? I have to do this pretty soon. Never have before. I have a NB and see some bolts by the radiator- not sure where the others are now.
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Taking the front bumper on or off a miata sucks.
Mine is two bolts. :P
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I have my IC all plumbed up. My next door neighbor if a freaking genius!!!! He visualized cuts angles and stuff really well so while he called where to cut I used a chop saw to cut the pipes. It went very fast !!!
I still need to find a way to secure the IC. We had the IC up on a floor jack while we set up the pipes.
Where is a good place to buy two couplers and T clamps ? Need a 2&1/2 to 2 inch to connect the pipe to the turbo and a 2&1/2 to 2&1/4 coupler to slap a Cone to the turbo.
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siliconeintakes.com poops
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Thanks. I'm running out of $ so I might have to go with flebay couplers..

Were you guys able to get the nose support and tray under the engine back on after the IC went on ?

I jacked up the receiver dryer with my jack to make romm for the IC
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Nose support, no, tray yes. I could fit both on if I was more aggressive with the trimming.
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Nose support, no, tray yes. I could fit both on if I was more aggressive with the trimming.
Wow! Gotta think about that one... Doesn't the nose suport hold the front of the tray on ?

I still have a lot of work to do - still
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:44 PM   #38
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Thanks. I'm running out of $ so I might have to go with flebay couplers..

Were you guys able to get the nose support and tray under the engine back on after the IC went on ?

I jacked up the receiver dryer with my jack to make romm for the IC
I highly doubt egay is cheaper then siliconeintakes.
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Just intercoolers on E-gay tried to screw me $6.00 for a 2 inch T clamp!!!

I bought my couplers from another E-gay vendors and found great prices on clamps on just couplers...oredered.
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