Originally Posted by 3MI Racing
From the reading and the pics (which are kind of small), it looks like a simple sandwich adapter plate; however from the data, it looks as though you are now making the oil system non-thermostatically controlled. Is this a correct assumption?
What are the line and fitting sizes? I ask in regards to pressure drop at elevated RPM. Do you have any such data?
Interested in one for my built but daily-driver bugeye but won't buy it if it's non-thermostatic. I do want to limit how cold my oil gets.
Thanks for inquiring about the kit. You are correct that this kit is non thermostatic. We are currently exploring options to release a thermostatic kit but I do not have an exact date for this.
The lines and fittings are -10AN, we experienced very little pressure drop shown in the engineering report. I see that we do not show pressure drop in relation to engine RPM and will speak with our engineers regarding this data.
I understand your concerns regarding the lack of thermostat, we should have a solution to this in the future.
Originally Posted by SubieEngineer
Mishimoto, where will the 06/07 kit mount? The lower part of the front bumper would be best for airflow, I believe. But, for the front mount crowd, behind the upper grill ought to be an alternative spot. Probably require moving the horns, a minor detail.
We attempt to tailor our products to as many customers as possible and try our best to take into account FMIC setups. We have also moved horns for at least one of these direct fit kits and it was no issue. We should have a test fit coming up rather soon and I should have a better idea of our planned mounting location but I would guess we are going to try to mount this in the grill area to cater towards those with all intercooler setups.
It comes down to a collective decision by the engineers and production team. I will attempt to post some behind the scenes footage when we perform the fit.
Thanks to all for the questions! Feel free to ask any others.