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Intercooler core


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1243284 posted 07/09/18 05:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Does anyone know how thick of an intercooler core we can install on our cars? Also will a JDM bumper make a significant difference in that measurement versus a stock bumper?

I know James Foster has a custom 4.5" on his car, has anyone done a 5 inch thick core?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1243285 posted 07/09/18 06:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The US bumper gives a bit more room to be honest- for JDM front, I think you're looking at cutting/trimming once you're past 3.5" thick. I'd have to look at mine, but I'm pretty sure the slats/urethane actually touch the core, and mine is 3.5" thick (28x10.5x3.5)

If you go over 10.5" tall, the intercooler will hang below the bumper, and you'll get made fun of, ask me how I know



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1243291 posted 07/09/18 07:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol 10.5" height noted!

Thanks for the reply. The 4.5" on James car fits behind his JDM front. Maybe they trimmed the insides of the slats until it would fit.

I'm currently torn between purchasing a 4" or 5". Is the 5" necessary, maybe not but if it helps with intake temps and I'm not heat soaking it like I was my 24"x8"x3.5" then I'll be happy.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1243308 posted 07/10/18 11:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What's your power goal, and what are you going to use the car for?

To me, the law of diminishing returns plus the cooling issues with the radiator make me hesitant to go big with the front mount.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1243445 posted 07/20/18 02:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Power goal is north of 700 to the wheels. I'll be drag racing the car along with road racing, street duty as well from time to time.

I decided to go with an ETS 4" core. Trimming of the JDM front is necessary in two areas especially if it's an RS bumper.

I definitely understand you're cooling system concerns. I feel that the scirocco radiator and shrouded flex-lite fan setup I have will keep the temps under control. I'll find out in a few weeks



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