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Old 07-11-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Volvo Intercooler

I have access to an aluminum larger square intercooler from a Volvo. It was previously used on a turboed Civic, and has an inlet of 2.5". The core is about an 1.5" thick and about 1.5' tall.

Do you think it would be a good upgrade, comparable to a custom Spearco made to stock dimensions? Or should I not waste my time custom fitting it?
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That's a big intercooler and it's an upgrade some people with C-900's do. the thing is fricking huge, and I'm sure it's better than a stock NG-900 intercooler, however I doubt that it's going to fit... Also, just about anything made by Spearco should out flow that cooler...
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Ahh...so not worth the time huh?
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:39 PM   #4
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If you had access to two of them, you could weld them together to make a "double core" which would flow about as well as most spearco's for like a quarter the price.

Also check out ww.bellintercoolers.com ... which I find much cheaper than spearco, and just as high quality.

At any rate, the Volvo probably won't fit as has been said. So meh.

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Old 07-12-2004, 07:17 PM   #5
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how much better would a spearco intercooler be than a viggen intercooler? im just wondering because im looking to upgrade my ic.

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Old 07-12-2004, 07:24 PM   #6
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Depends on the size, if it's done right, a LOT better.

But the Viggen intercooler only really affects spool up. The question really should be how much more does it cool. A Viggen intercooler with a water sprayer would be a good setup.

Spearco and Bell Intercoolers both make good upgrade units. You'll just need someone handy with a TIG welder to make a custom fit for your car. Or you can pay the $1,000 for some Tuner's IC.

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