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Old 03-07-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Will this intercooler work

Will this inter cooler work as an almost direct placement like a vigs intercooler for ng900/9-3's? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/turbo...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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That looks like a Viggen ic from what I can tell.
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T7 IC - the viggen one is no different from any other T7 9-3.
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t7 IC
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is the t7 different size wise than the t5. I measured my spare t5 and the sizes are smaller than the t7 he lists of 22inches in length (the core part only) X 7 inches in height X 2.5inches in width
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The only major difference between the T5 and the T7 IC's are that the T7 is the cross flow (in and out on different sides) which allow it to flow more. As far as the cooling capabilities, they are reasonably similar. Its the increased flow of the T7 (and found on 99 9-3 HOTs) that is sought after. You would still have to get/make the turbo to IC hose and extend the IC to delivery pipe to get that in there...and a posible lower coolent hose depending on the year car its going into.

It is a worthwile upgrade to hold you over if you have the stock T5, but not a final solution if you are looking to get Stg 3 or higher ECU.
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I figured i'd give it a go for my mbc+a 1996se dd. I just remember my old t7 ic being fully black and not silver in the middle. My mp ic is fully silver but also doesn't have plastic end tanks
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My viggen (T7 IC) was silver with black endtanks too, they all were. The T5 one was all black.

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Its a good deal then, Id go ahead and get it for that price and since its only for the MBC+A. You can always upgrade again, the biggest cost is buying the IC hoses when going to the T7 IC which you can reuse with a better drop in.
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