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Old 08-01-2005, 11:23 AM   #151
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So what does that have to do with the air conditioning?? are you saying you have to remove the ac condensor?!? or the compressor on the motor.. It just doesnt make sense..
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Because it is HUGE. You have to move it back a little, or cut a big hole in the top of the car. The other ICs are only 9" tall, and 2 1/2 -3 1/2" thick. Mine is 4" thick and 12" tall. The other IC says it is 28" wide, but that includes the end tanks. It really has a core of only 20" and mine is 24". The overall width of mine is over 30". Biggest IC you have ever seen on the front of a Suby I believe for only $380! OMG
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:16 PM   #152
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As tempting as this is I'm still going with a CBRD liquid/Air intercooler.
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #153
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Picture time is happy time!!
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #154
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:45 AM   #155
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How was the fit on the pipes (looks good from what I can tell). Did you have to cut/adjust anything inside the engine bay or was it a pretty simple plug and play type deal?
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:53 AM   #156
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How was the fit on the pipes (looks good from what I can tell). Did you have to cut/adjust anything inside the engine bay or was it a pretty simple plug and play type deal?
Well I still dont have the silicone elbow or reducer so Its not fitted all the way.. but so far its going together really really good!!

Note to self.. when removing the coolant tank to replace it.. do not mount it to what looks like a mount for an ac line. Because it actually holds the two AC lines together and blows off, and leaks all the ac stuff. Shat!! I just built another money pit!
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:27 PM   #157
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Well I still dont have the silicone elbow or reducer so Its not fitted all the way.. but so far its going together really really good!!

Note to self.. when removing the coolant tank to replace it.. do not mount it to what looks like a mount for an ac line. Because it actually holds the two AC lines together and blows off, and leaks all the ac stuff. Shat!! I just built another money pit!
HA, I did the exact same thing when I put my Turbo XS front mount on last year. Thing was, it held together without the bolt in, until my friend went to tighten it back together...he got a face full of A/C juice.

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Old 08-02-2005, 12:35 PM   #158
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HA, I did the exact same thing when I put my Turbo XS front mount on last year. Thing was, it held together without the bolt in, until my friend went to tighten it back together...he got a face full of A/C juice.

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Now thats funny.. Since what happend to your friend is what happend to me exactly!! How much was it for the recharge?!?
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:01 PM   #159
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how does the fins look on the inside of the IC?
thats what id like to see a pic of.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:06 PM   #160
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Well I still dont have the silicone elbow or reducer so Its not fitted all the way.. but so far its going together really really good!!

Note to self.. when removing the coolant tank to replace it.. do not mount it to what looks like a mount for an ac line. Because it actually holds the two AC lines together and blows off, and leaks all the ac stuff. Shat!! I just built another money pit!
Ha, i put the socket on it and was just about to loosen it when i realized that, i put it on the empty hole near the battery.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:22 PM   #161
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Ha, i put the socket on it and was just about to loosen it when i realized that, i put it on the empty hole near the battery.
haha.. my alarm siren must have blocked it so i didnt see it.. Geez.. I need to pay more attention I guess. I was wondering why the included coolant overflow bracket was so long.. I ended up cutting it down. so I could put it on the ac line and blow out all the refrigerent. Im going to use a self taping screw and mount it by the battery.. on the frame
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:53 PM   #162
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it came with bumper support?
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Old 08-02-2005, 04:08 PM   #163
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it came with bumper support?
Yes it does come with the support!
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:40 PM   #164
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What was his e-bay member ID, the one on the post did not come up! And you said that was the 24" FMIC in the pics.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:27 PM   #165
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how does the fins look on the inside of the IC?
thats what id like to see a pic of.
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It does look pretty nice so far. Thanks for posting Hayaboosted.
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Old 08-02-2005, 07:43 PM   #166
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OK guys...I've decided to do a little local legwork seeing as I live in so cal (close enough to El Monte where these guys are located)

First of all, I've noticed that there are 2 intercoolers being discussed here...

The initally discussed one is this one -
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

I've been looking for a kit like this for a while since I do not want to hack up my OG bumper beam and I do love keeping my fog lights. This kit also comes with a replacement bumper beam (which really appeals to me). Additionally, there is an outlet to attach the BOV. I couldn't see from the picture if it had the stock flage setup welded onto the outlet or not, but that would also be a plus for me if it did. This is an SSAutoChrome marketed product. I have no firsthand contact with their product, so I can't give any opinion. This is what I want and have been looking for locally, with little success. Then comes FMIC #2

Second FMIC we have is the XL core sized one from ebay seller godspeedgdb (for those of you who don't know, they're better known as fatboy garage/XO2 tuning). I saw chung, but I spoke mainly to a guy named Derek. He showed me the intercooler core as well as the pipe sets. Here are a couple observations

-For the price, this kit is insanely cheap. The piping looks to be polished aluminum and includes all the silicone couplers and t-clamps needed. I also saw the silicon reducer to connect the piping to the throttle body.

-Welds on the intercooler core are very clean. The intercooler is polished up very nicely. They offer both Bar and Plate or Tube and Fin configurations (Although the Bar and Plate will naturally be the core of choice.)

-The guys over there seem pretty easy to talk to (for the most part, they're of asian [chinese mostly] descent mid to late 20's maybe some early 30's working the store.
Derek offered me a deal on the kit (cash up front to get best deal), but I won't be stating the offer since it was something he told me. I would call them to get a price. You can get their info from the website www.fatboygarage.com

My only concern for this kit was that you'd need to get a small battery or relocate your battery, you lose you fog's AND you'll have to do some hack & slash work on the reinforcement bumper beam (i'd rather avoid that).

So, in conclusion, I'd prefer the XS-Power/SSAutoChrome kit, but since they don't offer it locally, that becomes a little "hiccup" in my plans. Godspeedgdb (aka FatboyGarage/XO2 Tuning) offers a nice high quality looking kit at a lower price. The trade-off is the labor that is required to get it to fit, losing fogs, needing a smaller batter and the need to weld in a bov.

Hope this helps,

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Old 08-02-2005, 08:11 PM   #167
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looks like he has a normal battery in his!
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the first intercooler (XS-Power/SSAutoChrome) has the advantage of keeping the stock battery size. The FatboyGarage kit doesn't. There is no picture of the FatboyGarage kit online to my knowledge.
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sweet, thanks bro!
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no problemo. I just want things to be cleared up.
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:45 PM   #171
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Any questions reguarding the SSAutochrome aka XS Power, please feel free to PM me or email me. The kit is great!! I have installed a Greddy Kit before and that was a POS. So far everything has gone super smooth with the install. And those of you with TurboXS brand BOV. This kit is welded with an adapter for it, or you can use the SSAutochromes BOVS.
BUY THEM!

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Old 08-03-2005, 01:54 AM   #172
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the first intercooler (XS-Power/SSAutoChrome) has the advantage of keeping the stock battery size. The FatboyGarage kit doesn't. There is no picture of the FatboyGarage kit online to my knowledge.
You do not need a smaller battery with this kit. I dont have pictures and cant get them anytime soon but I have this kit on my car, and I was worried about it at first also, but when I got the kit I quickly realized you do not need a smaller battery. The only things you need with this kit are a elbow and coolant overflow, and a bov flange of your choise welded to the piping.


If you have any other questions you can email me. And just to clarify I got this kit from fatboygarage about 2 months ago.
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:15 AM   #173
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Hey Hayaboosted, where did you end up getting the two missing silicone pieces for your kit from? I am thinking about buying one but need to know where to get them from first.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:23 PM   #174
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anybody drive w/ this on yet? im just wondering how bad the lag asctually is on the stock turbo?
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:20 PM   #175
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anybody drive w/ this on yet? im just wondering how bad the lag asctually is on the stock turbo?
This would be silly to have with the Stock TD04. Silly I tell You. Silly.
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