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Old 10-14-2007, 10:43 PM   #21
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Did you have to remove the front bumper cover to install this I/C? Did it fit with out any modifications to the car?
It's pretty obvious the bumper cover is off the car.
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jay - the way I did it, the bumper cover would have to come off. There may be another way to do it but I wanted to ensure I could reach everything easily.

magna - my dad did it as a joke to emulate old school Ferrari racers and I liked the look, so it stayed. A scooper would definitely be easy.

dilla - dunno about AC, I relocated mine to a landfill in Georgia. I know some have moved the AC dryer into the bay. The bottom supports the weight, the top tabs are just keeping it steady in the mouth. The endtanks are about 3/4" from the metal bumper so they hold it still.

all - thanks! I'm really happy with the fitment too. I'm surprised no one's criticized me for "overkill/too big for Greddy" yet.
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It's pretty obvious the bumper cover is off the car.

No ****. I was asking if it HAD to come off. He may have had it off for other reasons.
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No ****. I was asking if it HAD to come off. He may have had it off for other reasons.
then maybe you should have asked "could you have installed it without removing the front bumper cover"?
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then maybe you should have asked "could you have installed it without removing the front bumper cover"?
**** off.
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easy fellas..
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Got it finished the other day, but thanks to a backorder, not piped yet. boo backorder. So now it's just hanging in the mouth.

On the plus side I got my DP/test pipe/exhaust in today, and I never want to do that install again - bitch and a half. Aside from trimming to clear the WG arm and the pipe touching the transmission it fits fine.

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looking good
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I want pics of the engine bay with new turbo equipment. The IC looks good man.
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yeah i wanna see more of were the piping went.
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soon, remember the intercooler is not piped yet, so the stock crossover tube is still in place. The pipes are supposed to arrive today.

Speaking of piping - drftem, check inside your new pipes. If they're anything like your old ones, they're full of oil.
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Nice look!
but 2 points I like to throw in here.

1: piping will be long and cornered a lot probably.
This can cause less boost and throttle response

2: are you sure your water cooler still gets enough cold air?
Many FI Miatas have bigger water coolers, like mine.
There is good reason for!
reducing the eficiency of the small OE cooler might cause
boiling system.

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Nice look!
but 2 points I like to throw in here.

1: piping will be long and cornered a lot probably.
This can cause less boost and throttle response

2: are you sure your water cooler still gets enough cold air?
Many FI Miatas have bigger water coolers, like mine.
There is good reason for!
reducing the eficiency of the small OE cooler might cause
boiling system.

Falk
This is all the more reason to run WI
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Falk - the turbo will be clocked straight down when the piping goes in, lessening the piping. I won't have any more (actually, I'll have fewer) bends than the more popular forms of routing intercoolers with Greddy based systems. The radiator will be upgraded soon! I also intend to build a "scooper" for it. Where are you from? You have a very thick "accent".

Magna - I already do
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from Germany...

what I did lately on M45 supercharger car:
we have installed the IC between the radiator
and the motor more or less sharp under the crank pullye.
The IC is angled, will get a scoope in future.
Benefit is ~short tubing, four ~90 degree bends.

I will post a pic later.

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how did you run the intercooler pipings with ur oem radiator?
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how did you run the intercooler pipings with ur oem radiator?
Do a search, no one here uses a special radiator unless it is a thicker aluminum one. Pretty much everyone goes down and around the radiator.
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slight update: I FINALLY started piping the damn thing

notice the greddy WGA cowering under its replacement

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this was unintentional, but I like the BOV showing anyway.
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no comments at all? srsly?
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