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Old 06-28-2007, 02:39 AM   #21
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Here you go ******.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/124055/3

I'm sure it's been seen by a few people.
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or just use a Civic half size race radiator and go around the sides.
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Wonder if you could just drop a stock sized rad down 2-1/2" and avoid the tilting?
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Wonder if you could just drop a stock sized rad down 2-1/2" and avoid the tilting?
I don't like hitting end tanks on road hazards and speed bumps...
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Wonder if you could just drop a stock sized rad down 2-1/2" and avoid the tilting?
I spent lots of time putting the rad in a bunch of positions to do my diy over-the-top IC setup, and it seemed like lowering the rad more than about an inch made for some interesting bellypan problems. Besides, you don't have to lower it very much to get it to the same level as the front support, and you can fit 2" pipes over the front support.

Ben is right about my ghetto setup: I lowered the rad as much as possible while keeping the stock bellypan, and then tilted it way back. I can't say much about the cooling efficiency yet, as I haven't gotten around to blocking the flow area between the rad support and the rad, but I haven't overheated yet. I did see 216 while stuck in low-speed traffic on a 95 humid day with both fans running though.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:11 PM   #26
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Understandable. But the subframe will hit before anything up front being the lowest, and that never happens. There's at least 1-1/2" from the bottom of the stock rad to the belly pan from the factory. I used to run brake ducting under it for racing Miatas. Another inch would still put it far above the front lip. Pic below shows aftermarket rad (crossflow). Base is just above front lip (not spoiler) bottom- about 1" above the bottom of the subframe.
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Hey, with your skill in making shrouds, no sweat. With mine? Well...
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That stuff is REALLY easy to work with. The mockup phase just takes a bunch of cardboard, scissors and tape.
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I wonder what it'd take to get 2.5" pipes in there, at least on the TB side.
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The TDR is a lovely solution. I would have had one by now for my SC, except the price.

The M2's require a small amount of triming of the upper rad support area, to clear the pipes. However, I haven't seen a good view of the instructions yet... for M1's -- EDIT Yeah, it does.... after going through the posted instructions.... archived for later reference.

The one thing the kit gets though, its all the plastics/metal for the ducting to the rad, and making sure you don't loose an efficiency.

It still makes me drool though.....

If you guys want to make one, sweet.... I'll just have to fab something from the inlet on the SC. <G>

Dave,
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Looks like a really nice setup but 1200 is alot of cash for an intercooler...
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