Anyone ever tried a custom top-mount?

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Postby ChrisD » Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:15 pm

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:36 pm

I think a tmic would be a great upgrade as long as you are planning to stay with the ct26. For those interested, I think that one should look into the CF hoods as well. I have seen them with a wider scoop, so you could have a wider IC. This combined with a thin fan, and WI would make a great autox car, or would keep great response for those who don't want monster power.
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Postby Zeus » Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:54 pm

i totally agree... if you want more performance but want to stick with a top mount your kind of limited... you could add water injection and water spray or c02 spray to carry you a bit further... but your just limited.. the core can only be so big and can only transfer so much heat... espescially when its combating heat from the engine bay...

however i also HATE the stock deisgn... the rows are too thin... its based on an old crappy design.. i really like the arc deisgn if that is what that is (the picture has been around for years)

i had planned on making these for a while but gave up as it would be no use to me...

however i think it would be a very worthwhile upgrade... and like coldiron mentioned.. would make for a great autox car... keep the short path for great throttle response
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Postby AwdGte » Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:58 pm

Does anyone make a large water to air top mount?
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:19 pm

Spearco does. Chris O had one at some point. I used to have his old radiator he used, sold it when I sold my 205 core. I think he had it where the batery goes, making a short path, and helping reduce the heat soak. As for balance I think there is better options. To make this car a good track car, weight must be taken from the from rather then added. Also another nice feature for a tmic. They are lighter then a fmic, and wtaic.
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Postby emicen » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:05 pm

Heat soak, what heat soak :P

On a more serious note, my Glanza had its original core replaced with the TMIC intercooler from an RX7 Turbo II. The core being about half and inch thicker and a about 2in x 1in bigger in width and depth respectively. Makes a good cheap upgrade, but its no substitute for a decent FMIC.
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Postby OlyST185 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:33 pm

I guess when I get my wtaic, I will have to invest in some coatings.....

what kind of coating will you use.. something cheap that does a descent job? or an expensive ceramic coating?
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Postby Gary » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:44 pm

Anyone know does the ST205 IC comes insulated like this:

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Postby OlyST185 » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:54 am

i got both ST185 RC and ST205 IC here and none of em are insulated.
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:21 am

Dear sweet God!!! Gary didn't have the answer for something!! Head for the hills, the world is coming to an end!! j/k :)
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Sep 18, 2004 1:03 pm

Neither are coated. Another flaw of toyota. I have seen pics of the wrc cars, and they do the same kind of thing to insulate it. When I purchased me wtaic they sent me the wrap so i could insulate it. It is a good move. I would concider wrapping the ines as well., and installing a fan on the radiator.
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Postby emicen » Sat Sep 18, 2004 1:40 pm

You want to get a decent sized sheet of aluminium-based heat resistant material with adhesive backing. The all it needs is wrapped. When I get round to it, i'll probably lag the pipes in to and out of it too.
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