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Old 04-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Let's talk intercoolers

So I am slowly working towards the end of the list of parts I'll need for the car. One that still remains is an intercooler for the beast. I have been contemplating the idea of building my own since I have a tig welder, but I am curious as to the rough dimensions you guys run up front without having to hack the crap out of stuff.

I would like to get a 3.5-4" deep core in there to help dissipate heat better, but I know that's a lot to ask for the amount of space we have to play with.

What are you guys running? Dimensions and brands? maybe some AIT readings if you have them.

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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My inter cooler is 3in and it would be a very tough fit if it was taller. It seems 2.5in is the way to go to me.
My intercooler is 29in long, 7 in tall.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Maybe you'll get something out of that

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47551
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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I was thinking Newman style and getting all the use out of it!

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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if you do newman style it really doesnt matter what size, 3" thick fits just fine down there without much modification
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #6
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Since I pulled the hvac crap behind the dash I have actually been toying with the idea of water/air intercooler back there and modify my intake for a rear entrance.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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you can see mine here. If you look threw the center grille, you can see the top of it. It gotta be 2.75-3.0 inch thick. I didnt cut anything, i just added tabs on the bottom and a cross bar up top.
And its sleeper lol
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #8
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friends car that I built.(not finished yet)

3" core, will not fit behind early model valance, but looks mean so it doesn't matter
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