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Old 07-01-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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new intercooler on the Viggen!

Just put a new intercooler on the Viggen!! Core is 21" x 10" x 3"

Here are pictures and more info if you're interested... I'm really happy with how it's turning out!

www.cardomain.com/ride/2875368/3

Sourced it from CXRacing part number AU-IC0055.
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Very nice!

How long did it take you to do?
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Very nice!

How long did it take you to do?
Thanks Its been a process... first had an MP perf intercooler, then did custom 2.5" piping, delivery and intake pipe upgrades, and finally now this to finish it off... Took about an hour to take off the MP unit and slap this one on there, still have some adjusting to do before its finalized, maybe another hour or two this afternoon, then the bottom protector bar thing will come later
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How's it drive?
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Looks good, the MP core shoulda had you covered good unless your running a really larger turbo.

Also that viggen bumper looks like its seen better days. I cringed when I saw those cracks.



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Old 07-02-2008, 03:47 AM   #6
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Looks good, the MP core shoulda had you covered good unless your running a really larger turbo.

Also that viggen bumper looks like its seen better days. I cringed when I saw those cracks.
oh you're absolutely right, the MP unit was plenty big enough... my biggest gripe with it was that it didn't actually fit in the bumper cutout, half of it was crammed up and behind the bumper!!! So I was looking at it one day and thinking WTF good is it even doing if it's not in the cutout... In the end I sold the MP unit used for $270 or so and spent $170 on this unit... so it worked itself out. And unless I get a turbo off one of those giant diesel dump trucks or something, I'll never have to upgrade anything intake related again
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:51 AM   #7
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How's it drive?
I'll have let you know later on, I was out in the parking lot til 9pm last night finishing it up... planning to drive it to Boston this afternoon to get on a plane for vacation cause I don't want to pay to gas up the Trailblazer... I didn't even dare to start it last night, didn't want to push my luck!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #8
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I'll have let you know later on, I was out in the parking lot til 9pm last night finishing it up... planning to drive it to Boston this afternoon to get on a plane for vacation cause I don't want to pay to gas up the Trailblazer... I didn't even dare to start it last night, didn't want to push my luck!!
WAT?

The first thing I did after my IC & oil change on the Viggen, was to go test it out. You should see an amazing difference..
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WAT?

The first thing I did after my IC & oil change on the Viggen, was to go test it out. You should see an amazing difference..
i know i know, you're right... i worked on the $#@ing thing straight through for 4 hours after getting home from work, i was cut up and bleeding, hadn't had dinner, had trouble finding the size bolts that i needed... suffice to say I wasn't feeling my best! so I decided it would be in my best interest to call it a night..
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I don't see any problem with the little bit of space left in the cutout of the viggen bumper. Leaves plenty of space for a custom oil cooler since the stock one is crappy and isn't in the best place for air flow.



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looking good pete!

hows it been up in RI?
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nice job. this is the core i'm gonna try and fit in my vert

http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant...ry_Code=IC11CH
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i know i know, you're right... i worked on the $#@ing thing straight through for 4 hours after getting home from work, i was cut up and bleeding, hadn't had dinner, had trouble finding the size bolts that i needed... suffice to say I wasn't feeling my best! so I decided it would be in my best interest to call it a night..
Um, so how's it pull?
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:27 AM   #14
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Um, so how's it pull?

let me qualify this answer by saying that I have NO dyno sheets to back any of this up...before, after or otherwise..

that said...

it #@$%ing HAULS ASS!!!!!

I'm still having some issues with surging and that sort of thing so I didn't hammer the hell out of it, but I hit a nice 19psi in second gear coming out of the apartment it just felt CLEAN, thats the best way to put it... like there was nothing standing between me and where I was going... except that intersection down the street...
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looking good pete!

hows it been up in RI?
hanging in there! how about you? are we gonna get something together for the CT/RI crowd soon or what??
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