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Old 04-16-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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ETS ic install mods

ok so i looked around and although it was discussed numerous times...

does anyone have pictures of what exactly needs to be done to install the ets ic?

i read some people cutting the support and some just hammering it.

i need a new ic (yes my stocker is actually damaged badly) and i would love direct bolt on but the ets price is a little more appealing.



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thanks im fully aware of what needs to be done. the specifics are that i would like pictures to be available.



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Old 04-16-2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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Mark has some great pictures of his install and they are on his homesite.

I put it in place, put the bumper on and line it all up and then mark the spot where the end tank meets the inner crash bar.

I then take a die grinder and grind down the area on the inner crash bar until the bumper will fit without much pressure. Make sure the end tank welds are smooth as that is some area that can save room and may save you from having to take much off the inner crash bar.

I have heard of guys taking a big hammer and just beating in the inner crash bar at the point of contact, but I like the die grinding myself.

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Old 04-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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Yeah my bumper is off from the wreck, I'll try to get some shots of what I did today since there seems to be a big interest in what needs to be done.
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I took some extra material out of the radiator plastic sides. Now while you dont have to do this, it makes fitting much easier.

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The zip tie is only to make sure it stays in place, once the bumper is was on the tie is completely unnecessary.

I personally didnt have to do anything to my bumper support but that might be due to my lack of an A/C condenser.

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Holy Shit! That Is Fuckin Sexy!

Thanks For The Photos Mark, i remember you said you were gonna post pics on the install. i think i know what to do now. the modifcation for the raditor shouldnt be hard at all i cant wait to get mine!

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did you have a crossflow prior to that install?

also...any pics with the bumper on?



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did you have a crossflow prior to that install?

also...any pics with the bumper on?
I did have a crossflow already, but that shouldn't matter at all if you have the right hoses.

I'll try to get a bumper shot...I just hate looking at my car right now, I need a new one to boost my moral.
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not to threadjack but how easy is it to remove the bumper on an NG900... say one with the front chin that the Tally has?
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removal of the bumper is very easy. remove corner lights, then headlights. unbolt the plastic under the engine, and the bumper from the wheel wells. use a 17mm socket to un bolt the 2 bolts that hold the bumper on (need to remove the headlights to see them). pull the bumper off and you're all set.(posted froma phone so excuse any formatting errors)
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did you have a crossflow prior to that install?

also...any pics with the bumper on?
Here is my car with bumper on, full ac intact. You can see the core sits low and in the airstream, just about the entire core is in the air, except a small amount up top behind bumper.

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did you have a crossflow prior to that install?

also...any pics with the bumper on?
I only ask because I thing the adiaor won't being the way if the car came with a crossflow



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Hey mark on the thread i posted, whatever happen to have to buy viggen hoses ? dont we need to buy those to hook up the ets? it seems like int he picture you didnt even need them. it looked like u just hooked it to your stock IC pipes. correct me if im wrong.
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He already had a cross flow on there

If you have a single pass ic, you do need to A. take the extra pieces from the single pass ic and make a tube that will work or buy viggen turbo side ic hose, which flows nice with smooth bends.

There are two versions, stock viggen one for tdo4 turbo and the one smade special for the t25 turbo, the clocking of the two turbos is different and the t25 turbo outlet points away from the ic a little.

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There are two versions, stock viggen one for tdo4 turbo and the one smade special for the t25 turbo, the clocking of the two turbos is different and the t25 turbo outlet points away from the ic a little.

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I had my crossflow and viggen IC pipe from when I had my T25, so I had to modify it a little to work with the TDO4.

Also, like I mentioned in the other thread, get the lower rad hose from a 00 9-3. its shaped different to make room for the turbo exit hose. Only some of the '99 9-3's had them (all the H.O.T did, but even some that wernt) but its almost impossible to tell. It only being like $11 you should replace it anyway while you're down there.
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