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Old 05-20-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default What IC do you recommend?

Ready to step this car to the next level....

I have seen a lot of Starion, Saab and Rx-7 ICs....I have seen a lot of sizes.....I have seen a lot of inlet/outlet sizes.....

What is your opinion....
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stripes kit...ftw..
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ebay... yes ebay.
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The biggest decision on what IC to get depends on how you intend to route your IC piping. The IC Brain linked is narrow, allowing air to go around the IC into the AC condensor/radiator. This one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/28-X7...12915547QQrdZ1 is wide but not tall, allowing air to go over the top of the IC to the rad. Just don't go overboard. You don't need a big IC.
I have no PS or AC and my routing is just about as simple as it gets. Here's some pics of my piping and my mount.
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This is exactly what I have.



Is more than adequate upto to 15psi and wont block airflow to the radiator.
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Or dont and get the devils own kit you know you want to get wet.
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Is more than adequate upto to 15psi and wont block airflow to the radiator.
Question. Which one allows better airflow to the radiator?:
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Question. Which one allows better airflow to the radiator?:
most likely the smaller one.
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Don't think so.
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Don't think so.
brain... do your thing.
seriously it's time.
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What is this thing you speak of?
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Either bannage or explainage we shall see he hasn't been on much today for some reason
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:01 PM   #14
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Don't ban me. If I am overstepping my bounds then a quick reprimand is all I need. I know this is Philip's house.

A quick note- it's so crazy how so many things that have been accepted in the DSM world as truth for ten years are the opposite of what you guys hold to be true. Don't think I'm talking out my ***- the things I say have empirical data behind them, just not on Miatas. I'm an ******* but I'm still here to learn. If I question things it's just my nature, I want to know WHY people think what they do and I want them to present evidence not just say, "this is how it is, too ******* bad." But in the end, I'll relent if it means I don't get banned.
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damn dude i was just shooting in the dark i if they like/dislike you maybe my poll will shed some light on the matter. I like the way you guys shake up the conventional wisdom here. But the key to that is inovative shakingup not trying something that has failed many a time before, ja know.
FWIW i ask alot of why myself it's just i do more of it in research etc. For every post etc on the subject ive spent quite abit of time reading who did what and what has worked in the past. Ya know.
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Question. Which one allows better airflow to the radiator?:
it DEPENDS
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also the smaller IC has less frontal surface area. Thus the IC will give the radiator acces to more clean air. Esp at speed there is alot of heat bled off the IC into the radiator and that is why alot of frontmount people overheat in the summer. We have a fairly small footprint on the front and limited air influx anyway. A top mount with vented hood might be a better option for an IC that large.
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it's not worth my time to contribute to this thread.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:57 AM   #19
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Brain....I am a newby....but it appears you have some serious experience and technical knowledge.....It is worth it to me if you could point me in the right direction.....I just would like to learn and do the research neccessary before I make the purchase...and of course make sure I am going in the right direction.....If you have already discussed these matters I totally understand....

Any help from the vetran pros, such as Brain and SamNavy, would be greatly appreciated....

Thank you to all that have replied........

The question still remains.....long skinny IC vs. tall short....and what input/output diameter is optimal or does it matter???
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many factors to consider including front bumper design etc. However, an FMIC will cause turbulence and prevent to some degree air flowing to the radiator ... the rest is up to many design factors.
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