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Old 10-07-2005, 05:14 AM   #351
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i sent you a page at awjunkies to email em too.
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:16 AM   #352
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alrite i had emailed them prior to pming u saying that i was looking for the 450 special and i that i would appreciate them selling it to me for that price and such, so im REALLY hoping they honor me....
make sure u mail em some candies for holloween,if they honor the special.
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #353
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They still have a few on ebay if they took the special down. I bought mine from their website yesterday afternoon and they still had the $450 deal right on their front page.

I think I'll do the flange mod as well. If it looks like it will be practical I'm going to try to get the stock BOV back on there to run full recirc. I really don't want to run full atmos. We'll see...
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:34 PM   #354
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we could couple the two flanges together without welding, aka a 3 inch length of rubber tube and 2 hose clamps... any qualms??? We used to do that for VW's at my shop
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:42 PM   #355
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we could couple the two flanges together without welding, aka a 3 inch length of rubber tube and 2 hose clamps... any qualms??? We used to do that for VW's at my shop
I don't see any problem with that. As long as the hose can handle the psi it shouldn't make a difference.
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:23 PM   #356
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If you guys email deedee@ssautochrome.com and tell them Mark Thompson sent you over I can gurantee they will do 450.00 on it!
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:20 PM   #357
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Im going to get in touch with ss on the straight reducer and see if they can get them in the kit. Im sure they can get a deal if the order quite a few. Would you guys see a problem in the price going up say 15-20 for a now COMPLETE kit? Maybe an air filter element included as well??

Give me your oppionions folks and I will relay them to the correct people over there
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:41 PM   #358
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Im going to get in touch with ss on the straight reducer and see if they can get them in the kit. Im sure they can get a deal if the order quite a few. Would you guys see a problem in the price going up say 15-20 for a now COMPLETE kit? Maybe an air filter element included as well??

Give me your oppionions folks and I will relay them to the correct people over there
that would be nice, i want it soo bad...
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:47 PM   #359
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If you guys email deedee@ssautochrome.com and tell them Mark Thompson sent you over I can gurantee they will do 450.00 on it!
i emailed deedee right now....i SOOO hope i can get this fmic...
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:22 AM   #360
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still no word!
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:16 AM   #361
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still no word!
Give them a little more time scooby_boy2... it looks like you emailed them at 8:45PM on a friday night... they are probably not at work anymore.. I wouldn't expect a response until monday at the earliest when they get back in the office, unless they are open on weekends.
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:19 PM   #362
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Well, I ordered mine on Thursday.
Looks like something will arrive from them today, although according to FedEx, it is one package that weighs one pound. Lightest FMIC ever! Also ordered a 2.75" to 2.5" reducer off ebay for $20. Now just need a BOV.
Also, thinking about painting it black. Anyone done this yet?

Note: It looks like the special is now over on ssautochrome. He who hesitates is lost...
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:01 PM   #363
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Also ordered a 2.75" to 2.5" reducer off ebay for $20.
I found a place that quoted me 11.99 for the reducer but he won't have them till the end of the month. Where on Ebay did you find yours? I searched an came up w/nothing.....thanks

EDIT: nevermind, found them.

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Old 10-08-2005, 01:36 PM   #364
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I think if you ar patient enough to bid on one on Ebay you could probably get it cheaper than $450 shipped. Their auctions have a reserve that most of them do not reach so you could more than likely get it for the lowest possible price. My friend Jeff got his for something like $325 shipped when they first came out. They have since raised their reserve but I don't imagine it is too much higher.

Also FWIW when we installed his he did not have the throttle body reducer so we just used the straight Samco hose he already had on his car and it worked fine, just make sure you really tighten it good.
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:53 PM   #365
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Got mine off ebay for 450 shipped. The reserve is now 395.00. They charge 50 for shipping which I think is reasonable since its 2 boxes and gets here in 3 days.
When it comes ill do some install pics.


also if you want a reducer contact ebay member jstonestang (jstonestang@adelphia.net). He has a variety of them in blue, for 22 shipped.

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Old 10-08-2005, 06:45 PM   #366
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I only received one box today, the one with the FMIC and bumper beam. Did anyone else receive their boxes separately? I am wondering if demand is starting to outstrip supply...
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:16 PM   #367
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I belive my friend got his boxes seperate. They did show up on the same day though.
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:38 PM   #368
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Give it a business day or two. Sometimes the packages just get on different trucks.

I ordered mine Thursday if I remember correctly. We'll see how long it takes.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:44 AM   #369
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ahhhh...looks much better painted
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:28 AM   #370
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ahhhh...looks much better painted
Did you actually paint it, or just remove the "XSPOWER"? I bought some black high heat/radiator paint last night that says it is supposedly good for radiator and cooling components. I'm hoping to paint it today.
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:12 PM   #371
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Will painting reduce heat transfer?
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:40 PM   #372
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Will painting reduce heat transfer?
This topic was discussed in this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=811662

I agree with the conclusion that painting an intercooler will have a negligible effect on heat transfer.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:44 PM   #373
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On the subject of the intercoolers themselves: I've read on the ClubWRX forums that these kits actually use spearco cores(same as turboXS and a number of other companies), and they seem relatively quality. I hate to be using hear-say, but it just gets me more excited about such an inexpensive product. I plan on getting one, I hope I can just still get that deal they had going in september.

As for painting: (quote from previous thread discussed)
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Convection heat transfer is the dominant transfer mechanism by far for both intercoolers and radiators due to their low operating temperature. So paint (or don't paint) your intercoolers etc whatever colour you like - the effect is negligible simply because the radiation component of heat transfer for these items is negligible also.
As for the actual color of the paint, it doesn't matter. Colors only matter if they are collecting direct sunlight, ot some high energy light source. The people in this thread that are talking about painting their ICs black are silly, and have obviously never worn a black t-shirt on a hot, sunny day. The only thing that black paint will do for the thing is make it so it collects heat in direct sunlight, which I think is probably bad. I plan on painting mine with the same metallic color they come as to get that stupid "XSPOWER" off. Might also be a good idea for rust purposes, I can only assume it doesn't come with an anti-rust coating.
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #374
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The IC core is aluminum, no need to worry about rusting.
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Old 10-09-2005, 05:25 PM   #375
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Aluminum needs no protection from the elements in an intercooler.

Paint is an insulator. Bare aluminum is going to transfer heat to air better than adding pretty much any sort of coating to it. Aluminum is one of the best materials for dumping heat to air.

I would use paint designed for the job. Radiator paint would probably be fine. I think I may mask off the front and only spray the frontal area on mine, or try to remove the logo with a thinner.
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