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Old 06-16-2002, 10:48 PM   #1
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Question MRT Front Mount Intercooler vs. Greddy Front Mount Intercooler

IM looking into both intercoolers and IM not sure which is better. Seems that's more people have the mrt though greddy just came out with this one not to long ago. just wanted to know which is most effective to the mods I have: Vishnu Stage Zero m2 turboback. IM changing my turbo and intercooler at the same time(vf-23). all the helps is needed thank you


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Old 06-17-2002, 02:23 AM   #2
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I am curious in this also - as far as I know there are only two things to consider:

1 - how much can FMIC X flow?
2 - how much heat can be disapated by FMIC X?

Opps #3 - How much does it cost including installation? In case it is something I can't do by myself, that cost must also be included.


I'd do a search but Nick says that we are abusing that privilege so does anyone know?

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Old 06-17-2002, 05:31 AM   #3
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The MRT is 3.5in thick Bar & plate plate core, retains the factory fog lights and comes with a pod filter kit...

It does cost more, but you pay for what you get...

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Old 06-17-2002, 11:55 AM   #4
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Default cutting the bumper

one more question, which is easyest to mount? i saw a mrt mounted on a wrx and alot of the front bumper needed to be cut off. im not a big fan of cutting my front bumper though ill do whats gotta be done. let me know.

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p.s i want to keep my foglight. with the greddy cant you keep them?

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Old 06-17-2002, 12:32 PM   #5
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Actually from earlier discussion, it has been said that the MRT kit is the most desirable from a installation point of view. Least amount of cutting (if you think that its alot wait til you see the cutting neccesary for the blitz), retains fogs, can use stock bov and doest need any welding work (once you get the kit its all installable on the spot, no other neccesary mods). comes with the intake (same as greddy i assume).

If you add up all the neccesary costs then you will see that there isnt much of a gap left between units such as the blitz or greddy vs MRT pricing.

good luck as i was in the same shoes as you last week, before finally ordering the MRT kit.

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Old 06-17-2002, 02:41 PM   #6
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From the pictures I've seen, the MRT looks bigger. I'm gonna get that one when I upgrade the intercooler.
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Old 06-17-2002, 06:22 PM   #7
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Are you implying that the MRT has a flange on the pipe for the stock BOV? If not, how can it be used without welding?
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Old 06-17-2002, 08:59 PM   #8
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A big consideration for me, as someone who road races, is which FMIC allows the most air to flow through to the radiator, reducing the chances of overheating at the track..?

From what I know, Bar and Plate type IC cores arent well suited for that, whereas Greddy type ICs are better suited.

Just remember to take into account what you will do with the car...

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Old 06-17-2002, 09:23 PM   #9
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i know its not listed in the comparison above but if you're also looking for ease of installation, you may want to consider the aps fmic. it requires no cutting and will retain the foggers.
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The MRT kit has an adaptor plate for the BOV....I am in the process of doing the install tonight and I will let you know how it turns out.
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Nootch, let me know thanks man.


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Old 06-18-2002, 08:46 PM   #12
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With intercooler selection, as with most mechanical components, the real issue is the combination.
Given that the VF23 is a 330 H.P. flywheel maximum, turbocharger and should not be run over 18 psi boost, (assuming you would like to retain some component integrity); what you need is an intercooler which flows 33lb/min at a pressure drop around 1 psi, at a boost figure of 18psi. At these numbers it should drop the intake temperature to within 20F of ambient, at 60mph.
Obviously, I cannot talk for the other products here, however the APS unit easily meets the above criteria.

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Old 06-18-2002, 08:50 PM   #13
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aps, drop a link for me to look at ur front mounts. =]

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Old 06-18-2002, 09:02 PM   #14
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You can find our front mounts on the following links;

MY97-00 Click here
MY01-02 Click here

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Old 06-18-2002, 09:10 PM   #15
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how much $$??

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I would recommend contacting COBB tuning, as they are our American distributor for APS products. You can find their details on the following link; www.cobbtunning.com

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Old 06-18-2002, 09:32 PM   #17
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alrighty thanks =]


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