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Old 07-08-2002, 12:16 PM   #1
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Question Outback Identity Crisis

Can someone please tell me who's car this is and mainly what setup is in it? What does that 'SDR' on the intercooler (aftercooler?) stand for? Thanks!



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Old 07-08-2002, 12:34 PM   #2
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wowza that's a nice kit. I searched and searched and couldn't find anything about SDR..... at least not in 2 minutes very nice looking setup, like the water/air IC so no need for a hood scoop, the ultimate grocery getter sleeper, wonder what sort of power this puts out. I would imagine SDR would be the shop that did the fab work. where they're located is anybody's guess, although I did notice a lot of the owners submitting pics on the hosting page, www.subaruwrxsti.com, were all from Australia, who knows. since these pictures are in a mem stick directory, I would imagine that the webmaster is the one who took the pics, perhaps an email sent to him would give the answers.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:03 PM   #3
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I took the pics! Sorry, but I don't know who's Outback that is- but it is very cool, isn't it!

For information on the kit, which by the way is the most professional, best-fitting and best-looking kit I've ever seen on a Sube, go here:

http://www.subaruplanet.com/turbosale.htm

I'm told they have several kits almost ready to go. The only reason that I haven't got one is that I am (impatiently) waiting for the STi.

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Old 07-08-2002, 01:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting (And PM'ing me) JJ about this kit. I was asking about it because that air/water intercooler seemed like it was the hot ticket for what I am trying to do on my XT6. I didn't want to have to cut a hole in the hood with the intercooler I have now. I'm not even sure if the intercooler I have now would fit but the dimensions of that air/water intercooler is small and compact. It looks almost perfect.

Too bad you can't purchase it (or the additional water reserviour) separately from the kit. Sigh, oh well!
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:54 PM   #5
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Too bad the kit costs $1,500! Especially for what I'm sure it costs to make (top exchanger is importated from somewhere overseas).

Very nice kit and I'd like one too, but that isn't going to happen.

Kevin... Why not just get a XT turbo hood and change the backing plate and scoop to fit your needs.

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Old 07-08-2002, 02:39 PM   #6
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Clean set-up!
But what impressed me more was the quality of the Pic...what camera you using?
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:48 PM   #7
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Kevin Thomas -

Contact SubaruPlanet.Com about getting the air/water intercooler made for you. I am sure they can just sell you that, and custom fabricate it to your specs if you want...

christoph1371-

That picture was taken using a Sony DSC-S70 Digicam. That pic was taken at 1280X960 (2 Megapixel) resolution. The camera can do 3.3 Megapixel.

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Old 07-08-2002, 07:05 PM   #8
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Air-to-water intercooler?
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Old 07-08-2002, 09:17 PM   #9
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The SDR in SDRPerformance stands for "Solo Drag Rally" - their turbo kits come from the same manufacturer as our ScoobyRacing turbo kits and are identical to ours at www.SubaruPlanet.com/turbosale.htm

We actually carry two styles of these laminova tube based air/water intercoolers (info on the manufacturer of the tubes is found at www.laminova.com ). The appearance in the photo is the old style that is still available with the G-Force decal, and SDR has a newer version seen at our website. These intercooler cores are very efficient and have a very low pressure drop, and with three laminova tubes in the intercooler they can support at least 375hp, maybe a little more. A 500hp intercooler with 4 tubes are custom order and would be at least 50% more expensive in batches as little as 4 units if someone wants to do a GB.

The particular physical style of SDR Intercooler seen in the photo is no longer available combined with their turbo kits that we sell due to the change in their design to the new style now pictured at our webpage (see link). This new air water is only a $700 upgrade to the kit because SDR keeps the air air intercooler that normally comes with the base turbo kit.

However, the above design on that outback IS still available from us as a seperate product for the WRX and may be labeled as either a G-Force brand or an SDR brand as they are the same manufacturer. It is sold as a bolt on kit for $1,500 with 1 large heat exchanger from SDR or two small heat exchangers from G-Force, Johnson pump, hoses, intercooler, etc. Eventually, all the add-on kits will be switched to the new style case.

The old style intercooler is not just for WRX anymore (which is like the one going on my car soon) can also be custom fit to the SDR turbo kits as a later purchase for $1,500. I am installing the old style SDR intercooler with new SDR turbo kit hopefully this weekend, and later will get the new style but I bought this one used. They will also fit some other aftermarket turbo kits like JC Sports Gen 3 kits. My JCS gen 2 turbo kit will be sold or traded (less turbo, hoses, oil pan, etc)

The plan is to add these add-on air-water kits to the website for sale on their own very soon, now that we have good photos of one installed However, they are available for sale now.

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Old 07-08-2002, 09:42 PM   #10
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How cool does the water stay with Air/Water ICs?
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The water flows over and around the air passages to draw heat from them. The air passes pass through the sealed pipes that are submerged in water, carrying air from the turbo to the motor. The two (air and water) don't mix anymore than the antifreeze mixes with the gas in the combustion chamber, meaning not at all.

The water is carried to a radiator up front by a pump, to cool the water down before it runs back to the intercooler to draw off more heat.

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Old 07-09-2002, 02:24 AM   #12
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FWIW air/water's are GREAT for drag racing but have a tendency to not perform well on the street, the hard part is keeping the water cold because well it can only carry so much heat for so long before it can't expel it quick enough anymore.

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I don't quite agree with that. I understand the AW helps decrease heat soak in city traffic, but for road track days the front mount is better.

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The SDR in SDRPerformance stands for "Solo Drag Rally" - their turbo kits come from the same manufacturer as our ScoobyRacing turbo kits and are identical to ours at www.SubaruPlanet.com/turbosale.htm
"great" to see JC Sports back at it...who still needs their money back Oh wait, they changed their name and only one of the people that was part of JCS is working there so they are no longer responsible :monkey: www.sdrperformance.com
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Old 07-11-2002, 10:48 PM   #15
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I need more power from my outback - is something like this a good idea? Looks cool as hell!
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Strepto,

Don't be a D*ckwad

Joel worked for Joe (JCS) for free for so long that finally many of us starting writing him the checks for work done to our cars because JCS didn't pay him for the work. Don't even try to blame him for Joe's screwups!

Do you wanna find out someday that you were working for someone who screws up, and then you can't get a job doing something similar because you worked for the other guy?

I placed an order with SDR for $1,500 worth of stuff and after I offered to pay for part of it they refused to take my money till they are ready to deliver. They state it is on "principle" that they wouldn't do it, so people wouldn't assume they were like JCS!!

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