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Old 01-19-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Intercooler Options

I've looked through the forums and have found some every useful info. on intercoolers. I just need help finding the right one. I just got a 3" turbo back exhaust and i would like to open up the intake end so in the spring im not heat soaking my car all the time.

I have looked at the Forge and ETS (or whatever its called) on GS and it seems really nice but a little expencive.

I know some of you have intercoolers off of ebay. It would be helpful if mabey you guys could help me find the right one, cause i think ebay is where im going to go to get one. The brand and size is a little confusing to me, i think thats where i need the most help, o and hoses...

I dont plan on doing any staged tuning any time soon, just hardware stuff. And I drive a 2000 9-3 SE.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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Theres one called the PWR on ebay. Its not as good as the Forge or ETS but its definatley better than the Viggen IC. Its reasonably priced and by far the best way to go for stock HW.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Saab-...spagenameZWDVW
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If you go with MP Performance (found on ebay time to time), Forge, ETS, or Jak Stoll's, you will not need to do anything else or buy anything to make them work with your SE (as it has the viggen crossflow style IC and the hoses to go with it).

The drop is makes it really easy, but if you're up for work, then the ebay custom setups can be cheaper and sometimes better then the drop in IC's.
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Theres one called the PWR on ebay. Its not as good as the Forge or ETS but its definatley better than the Viggen IC. Its reasonably priced and by far the best way to go for stock HW.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Saab-...spagenameZWDVW
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Will the PWR intercooler need work to be put in or is it a drop in?
and does it come with hoses?
it doesnt say on the ebay link weather it does or not.

And if its a drop in im guessing that just means its a plug and play. I might just go with the Forge to make life easyer. Cause im guessing it comes with the right hoses and fits right up.
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The drop in IC's dont require anything else for your car. They have the same inlet and outlet positions that your car has now.
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The drop in IC's dont require anything else for your car. They have the same inlet and outlet positions that your car has now.
So i dont need hoses or anything? and if my hoses are bad (which they are) where could i find some nice blue ones?

I might just go with forge then it sounds like its worht the money just to make it easyer
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eeuro and pfs have the blue hose i think, not worth it if you ask me. its cheaper to build your own.
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eeuro and pfs have the blue hose i think, not worth it if you ask me. its cheaper to build your own.
And how would you build your own hose?
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And how would you build your own hose?
not so much hose as pipe, here is what i did...



i use hard pipe for it. it came out nice and it works great. you can run everything where you want it and you not limited to the rubber hose which will crack again.
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I would check your hoses, as the IC hoses are usually pretty durable. Its pretty pointless to worry about a different color on those hoses as you can hardly ever see them.

The above IC is a good example of a custom ebay setup that people do. I have the ETS IC in mine and its every bit capable of cooling the stg 4 power.

If you do need new hoses, they are unreasonable expensive and you can get them from eeuroparts.com or genuinesaab.com. I did have to get them as my ng900 doesnt come stock with a crossflow IC.
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