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New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:18 AM
Finally got my new intercooler in, and on my car. Any bigger, and I would have had to cut out my bumper support some. And that is something I definitely don't want to do. It sits a couple inches lower than before, but if I'm careful I shouldn't have any problems with it. Considering my old generic EBay tube and fin intercooler flowed well enough to 300+ horsepower, this one should be more than enough for my goal of 400.
Also, my old intercooler was spraypainted flat black to kind of hide it from view. On this one I said screw it, and am letting it shine for everyone to see!


Here is how it looks mounted flush against my bumper support




Kinda obvious here...




Mounted perfect in the center of my bumper




More detail of how it looks.




Obvious from all angles!!!




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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:33 AM
couple things.

a. looks way too low and out of place sticking down like that. why not cut the bumper support?
b. how much bigger is this one vs your old one?


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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:35 AM
Dude, cut the rebar, that is just asking for trouble.



Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:37 AM
gtpsunfire wrote:

Dude, cut the rebar, that is just asking for trouble.






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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:55 AM
Roofy, man Imma get you a new camera for Christmas

Like said, I think the IC is tooo low. All of, well MOST of us here have cut the core support. Its ok to do, dont be scuuuuured










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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:52 AM
Love the new intercooler, not loving how low it sits, I'd be worried about slamming it on everything.



Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:18 AM
WHITECAVY wrote:


Like said, I think the IC is tooo low. All of, well MOST of us here have cut the core support. Its ok to do, dont be scuuuuured


I agree that it is too low. You can get an intercooler with a thicker core or maybe mount the intercooler at an angle like some race cars do. I do not plan on cutting my core support either so I am looking at intercoolers at least 3" thick




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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:24 AM
Cut that damn bar!!!



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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:47 AM
Cut bar.... and move licence plate.



Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:58 AM
love the part. hate the execution.



Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:04 AM
Intercooler looks nice. I think its too low though. Just chop up that support. Theres plenty of meat there.




Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:11 AM
I'm sorry but that just looks horrible, as mentioned cut the bar and move the FMIC up to tuck under the front bumper or get one that is shorter in height but thicker if you do not want to cut the support.



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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:27 PM
I agree. Cut it!



Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:52 PM
this is why i put cavy front lol, my h/e is half the size of that and it was hanging under it, looked gay imo


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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:29 PM
Jean Fortier wrote:

this is why i put cavy front lol, my h/e is half the size of that and it was hanging under it, looked gay imo


Nothing about sticking the Sunfire front end up the ass of a KIA?


Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:18 PM
That looks terrible.



Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:33 PM
D-Mac wrote:

Jean Fortier wrote:

this is why i put cavy front lol, my h/e is half the size of that and it was hanging under it, looked gay imo


Nothing about sticking the Sunfire front end up the ass of a KIA?


hahaha, nope


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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:52 PM
Custom v mount? Do something with it that's to low



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Re: New intercooler for my Sunflower!!!
Friday, February 11, 2011 6:20 AM
I dragged a hole in mine mounted that low. A replacement one pissed me off. $180 for mounting it too low. New one is mounted a few inches higher. Cut my bumper to fit.



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