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Old 10-22-2001, 09:32 PM   #1
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Question intercooler options?

does any body know of any intercoolers from other cars that would fit an impreza(top mount). I tried one from an SVO but it was a little too big.
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Old 10-23-2001, 12:51 AM   #2
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how about a WRX?




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Old 10-23-2001, 02:06 AM   #3
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I've heard of a couple of people using a Saab intercooler. Do a search for "Saab intercooler" and you should come up w/ some info on that.
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Old 10-23-2001, 11:00 AM   #4
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Do a search for SAAB 900 intercooler and this should come up...

http://208.129.213.117/subachad/intercooler.htm

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Old 10-23-2001, 02:27 PM   #5
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Default intercooler

try a isuzu impulse turbo also nice cast tanks but you do need to relocate fittings.see ya steve
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Old 10-23-2001, 04:52 PM   #6
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There is a porsche 944 turbo intercooler on ebay for 150 right now, it might work as a front mount, and it has huge exchange area. You would just need the end tanks redone, which shouldn't cost that much. You should be able to fit it for less than 500 total, pipe and connectors are expensive. But it'd kick a$$ compared to the Top mount if you are running good boost levels. Otherwise a guy on ebay is selling a WRX one for 400.
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:14 PM   #7
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If you are going to spend $500+ then why not get a custom Spearco made. Spend the $12 and get the catalog, it's well worth it. Those guys make some great intercoolers and the price is "going rate". They also have a water injection kit for $200 I WANT IT!!!

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Old 10-23-2001, 07:36 PM   #8
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Intercoolers have to be one of the biggest ripoffs, it's a glorified radiator, but when we need them, we need them.
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Old 10-24-2001, 11:16 AM   #9
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I got a Saab 900 IC off ebay for $50 as soon as I put it on I'll post pics, don't know when I'll do it though, hopefully soon. Paul Ecklund used one of these on his car, I believe he has a different one now, but in the SCC article with him in it, he has the Saab IC.

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Old 10-24-2001, 11:37 AM   #10
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I've got a little question regarding the IC in the WRX. Doesn't that thing heat soak being on top of the engine like that?
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Old 10-24-2001, 03:41 PM   #11
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Idling.. yes.

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Old 10-24-2001, 03:56 PM   #12
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I thought that's what the water sprayer was for
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Old 10-25-2001, 01:50 AM   #13
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even with water spray, you'll still need some airflow to take full advantage of the extra heat dissipation.

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Old 10-25-2001, 08:07 AM   #14
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A pair of small electric engine fans with the thermal switch attached to the IC might be a nice option, Just might be a tough fit and also a tough find for small enough fans, 8 inches might work, but may need something a little smaller. In either case they have to be fit really well, and slim. I know some company makes high powered slim computer fans that are 4" and push out 100CFM, not too great, but really thin, you could definatly fit 6 of those on top, but not sure if they'd hold up to engine heat and weather.
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Old 10-25-2001, 11:05 AM   #15
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At one of my recent trips to a junk yard, I saw some very thin electric fans on some older Toyotas. I'm thinking about placing one of these below my SAAB intercooler to pull the heat out, and hopefully the fan will not block airflow at cruising speed like it would if it's on the top.

<please excuse the run on sentance>

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