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Old 20th March 2016, 05:56 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Yes - its good - really good - car feels quite a big stronger through the whole rev range and i dont have any knock count now - in time i may wire up the temp sensors but im in no rush
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Old 22nd March 2016, 10:00 PM   #122 (permalink)
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the reduction in knock / pulled timing is a very positive measure in my book even if you don't have pressure or temp data (which would be the gold star).

I know that when very hot my car has pulled a significant amount of timing and cost a lot of power (reducing a stage 4.25 car to accelerate as hard as a totally standard car of the same year). I could easily see Terrys set up providing significant improvement - even if it's not in the same league as some of the huge upgrades available although they are mega bucks so not a fair comparison.
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Does your boost gauge flash when it gets hot Martin - thought cobb would only pull 2-3 degrees timing then flash the boost gauge
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yes I saw that at Vmax (without realising what it was). On a different map now (was running 20psi boost ).

When I felt the car down on power it was at a smaller airfield day with a bunch of mates where there plenty of run time. The car was very hot such that when restarting it didn't particularly want to idle. Let some air get around it and all ok
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Hi, guys, it looks very nice setup, just wondering the intercooler took the whole front will it not block the path of the radiator cooling? I mean to affect the engine cooling efficiency?
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I think this will be my first DIY upgrade...
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I have some questions before I proceed with this:

1) Did you guys buy a single dual intercooler, or buy two separate and then weld them together?
2) What else might I need to buy?
3) Roughly how long did the install take to complete?

From what I can tell, inflation has pushed the prices up since this thread was started, so I'm thinking £160 is no longer achievable?
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Been awhile since i done this IIRC - 2x intercoolers welded 2x2.75 45degree bends (maybe 90 degree) 2x 2.5-2.75 silicone couplers , brackets from crash bar to either side of intercoolers , i used riv nuts in the crash bar - cost me @ £350 in the end - you could do it in a day or so if you really wanted -Airtec now do a bolt on fairly cheap so maybe worth looking into that to save you the hassle
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I saw the Airtec but I really don't like the way they have put their name on the front; I don't know if it is the size or the font, but it looks kinda tacky. I wonder if paint stripper would remove it?

I also saw the Litchfield Super Stock, which is much cheaper than say HKS, but still over a grand.

Anyone know of any reviews of the Airtec?
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Ah, I found out that the Airtec is available without the logo, order placed!

If it wasn't for the welding etc, I'd do this DIY, but I'd need to find someone to do the welding or buy or rent the equipment and learn how to do it myself, which in the longer term I'll probably do, but not now...

Am looking forward to the fitting project. I'll fit a transmission oil cooler while the front bumper is off.

Somewhat off-topic, but is it worth replacing the OEM engine oil cooler at the same time? Are there any recommended direct-swap parts out there that make a worthwhile difference? I'm planning on going to the Ring this year, so am thinking about temperatures.

Lastly, I see people advertising their OEM intercoolers and other parts on eBay. Do people often buy these? What kind of people, crash repair etc? Always nice if one can recoup a portion of the upgrade costs...
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