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Old 06-05-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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Front Mount Sizing

99% Sure from my research this will fit, Just want to confirm with those that have already upgraded the factory intercooler. Too big or just right?



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Old 06-05-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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That's about the biggest size you can fit without serious modifications.

It'll fit, you just might need to trim the crash bar down a bit
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That's about the biggest size you can fit without serious modifications.

It'll fit, you just might need to trim the crash bar down a bit
That's what i thought, Just wanted to double check. Not looking to do much modification, Just want to cut down on the heat soak.
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It will fit...but just..

Thats the size I have in mine .. its exactly the same

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It will fit...but just..

Thats the size I have in mine .. its exactly the same

I know . It's your install I got the measurements from

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I'm glad my IC install thread helped..

You will never get heat soak again with that bad boy
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I'm glad my IC install thread helped..

You will never get heat soak again with that bad boy
That's the plan, thanks man I've got a couple other small things planned. Most comfortable beater I've had .

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Finally had some free time to start working on this.

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Try moving that Tial a little closer to the throttle body. If so, you'll lose less boost in the piping between blow-offs...

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I've been messing with the placement quite a bit the last day. I actually Kinda like it where I have it now. Basically right off the TB, I'll post a pic when I get home.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:53 PM   #11
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This is how I currently have it. Ignore all the piping being used, just scraps I have laying around. Taking my time figuring out placement for everything. Before I hack into all that pretty new piping I have in the trunk

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Try moving that Tial a little closer to the throttle body. If so, you'll lose less boost in the piping between blow-offs...
Whaa?

Throttle plate closes, BOV opens, air mass flows out with no reverse pulses back to the compressor wheel, compressor wheel continues to freewheel in the direction it was traveling.

I think you want to lose the correct amount of mass to allow the turbo to keep spinning, regardless of where the mass (higher pressure air) exits.
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Whaa?

Throttle plate closes, BOV opens, air mass flows out with no reverse pulses back to the compressor wheel, compressor wheel continues to freewheel in the direction it was traveling.

I think you want to lose the correct amount of mass to allow the turbo to keep spinning, regardless of where the mass (higher pressure air) exits.
Ahhh, that's a fair point. It's less about boost loss than BOV/BPV response, which is really only going to differ by fractions of seconds. Ideal location is anywhere along the cold side of the intake as close to the TB as possible, as determined by your existing plumbing. It's definitely not something for the OP to fret over, but if you have the opportunity to move it since you're not constrained by the piping back to the intake, then it makes sense to move it a foot closer to the TB.
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Ahhh, that's a fair point. It's less about boost loss than BOV/BPV response, which is really only going to differ by fractions of seconds. Ideal location is anywhere along the cold side of the intake as close to the TB as possible, as determined by your existing plumbing. It's definitely not something for the OP to fret over, but if you have the opportunity to move it since you're not constrained by the piping back to the intake, then it makes sense to move it a foot closer to the TB.
I did. Updated pic is above

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This is how I currently have it. Ignore all the piping being used, just scraps I have laying around. Taking my time figuring out placement for everything. Before I hack into all that pretty new piping I have in the trunk

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That's where I got the best response from my Tial...but make sure you have the right spring. There's a chart that shows the proper spring for your car's vacuum....TiAL Sport - BOV Tech



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That's there I got the best response from my Tial...but make sure you have the right spring. There's a chart that shows the proper spring for your car's vacuum....TiAL Sport - BOV Tech
Yea the spring fiasco is a nuisance, most of which is my fault, I kept ordering springs before correcting all my boost/vacuum leaks, before I pulled it apart it was idling between 16-18 Ingh, far better then the 8-9 I was getting when I originally purchased the car


On your tial, what did you do for a boost reference, the stock vacuum line is way to small for what tial recommends, I'd like to avoid tapping the manifold for a 1/4" boost reference, your thread is why I tried putting the tial where it Is lol. Searching had its advantages

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Old 08-28-2014, 03:40 PM   #17
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Made some progress today. Nothing is bolted down, bracket is a tight fit and the intercooler is just ziptide for the moment, should get the last few couplers I need tomorrow. Hopefully have some time Monday when I get home to finish it up

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looks good..

I also have a vertical support on my IC bracket..But I love a bit of overkill. hehe
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looks good..

I also have a vertical support on my IC bracket..But I love a bit of overkill. hehe
If I kept the bracket aluminum I would as well, but I think being 1/8" steel it should be fine

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yes...Most just use cable ties... lool

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