Intercooler setup ???'s

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Intercooler setup ???'s

Postby CelicaGT4 » Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:50 pm

I have recently done the 3sgte swap on my 5th gen. I am struggling to figure out what I want to do with an intercooler upgrade. I was thinking about doing a 12'x28'in air to air front mount. But I am concerned about blocking my radiator to much because it is a really tight fit. So I was wondering what Top Mount upgrades there are for the st185 and will clearence be a problem with my hood. I have a jdm alltrac hood btw. Thanks in advance!
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:56 pm

One thing that is great about puting a front mount on a celica is that you will rarely overheat. We've got a nice gap between the bumper and hood that will let in some cool air unlike other cars that are totally closed and all air goes through the I/C. The 12" high will mean you need to modify the hood latch if i remember correctly. Cut up the bumper support and you will have tons of room. As for top mounts you can go ARC which is about $500 out of Japan. Or you could go w/a with the RC setup. And the fact that you have a JDM hood doesnt make a difference.
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Postby busdriver » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:18 pm

Do you have to have the rc/cs bumper for a front mount or is it just really tight w/out?
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Postby BraveUlysses » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:33 pm

If you don't have the CS bumper, you have to either cut or mount a very small i/c.
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Postby CelicaGT4 » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:52 pm

I have a body kit...so I think I got more room that way.
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Postby InitialD93 » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:53 pm

he has the vader bumper... i have no idea... but will the RC bumper support work with the Vader bumper to allow FMIC mounting easier.
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