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To install a Viggen intercooler on a NG900, do I need just hoses #21 and #4, and the lower radiator hose?
 

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It's not a waste to install one on a NG900. That was one of the first modifications I did to my car, and there was a very noticeable increase in power and decrease in turbo lag. That was back when the whole setup cost $300 new, so if it's gotten considerably more expensive, it may not be such a deal, but I thought the performance increases more than justified it.
 

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Well, I am getting the intercooler for $40 plus shipping, and I am looking at options for the hoses. I can either get aftermarket hoses made for the Viggen/HOT cars, or jury rig my own hoses.

Rigging my own stuff will be cheaper but not the best. I can go with generic intercooler hoses (www.hosetechniques.com) and have a setup full of clamps and tubes. Not the best but somewhat similar to the stock setup on my NG900. Going with purpose made hoses would be the best choice anyway.

I have found a few different brands that sell the kits (Samco, MapTun, etc).It's just a matter of deciding which one, and of course, waiting for delivery by mail.

If I do however rig my own hoses, I have one question: what is the diameter of the hoses that couple to the i/c? It is a 2.5" diameter?
 

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It's not a waste to install one on a NG900. That was one of the first modifications I did to my car, and there was a very noticeable increase in power and decrease in turbo lag. That was back when the whole setup cost $300 new, so if it's gotten considerably more expensive, it may not be such a deal, but I thought the performance increases more than justified it.
Yes, you are right as it's better than the stock setup, but it really is a lousy IC in regards to performance. If you are going to spend the time to install another ic, plumb it, then get a cheap ic off of ebay that will be hands down better then the viggen ic.
 

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It's not a waste to install one on a NG900. That was one of the first modifications I did to my car, and there was a very noticeable increase in power and decrease in turbo lag. That was back when the whole setup cost $300 new, so if it's gotten considerably more expensive, it may not be such a deal, but I thought the performance increases more than justified it.
Yes, you are right as it's better than the stock setup, but it really is a lousy IC in regards to performance. If you are going to spend the time to install another ic, plumb it, then get a cheap ic off of ebay that will be hands down better then the viggen ic.
I also did the Vig IC setup a while ago, it was also more cost effective because there were not a lot options back then (MP being only option State side) and no one had any experience with the ebay units yet.

That said, since the hoses are more expensive then the IC itself, it's a good stepping stone before moving up to the ETS since you'll have the hoses for it already.
 
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