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done and done..... riveted it to the bumper support beam.... hpe it works nicely
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Looking good, or better yet, NOT looking, since I cannot see the intercooler. It blended right in!
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intercoolers.... I had a bad experience with a huge intercooler from a 9000, I tried rigging it to fit my car but (I dunno what the technical term is) the pipes that come in and out of the intercooler on the 9000 one went out the left and right sides whereas my 900's intercooler were both on one side and stuck straight back, me and a few friends worked on it for like 5 hours trying to ghetto rig it to fit because we were so disapointed when we did all that work for nothing... we finally gave up and put the car back together but atleast I gained some experience with taking some of my car apart
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Nice, Rico! Could probably use some ducting underneath depending on your bumper type.

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intercoolers.... I had a bad experience with a huge intercooler from a 9000, I tried rigging it to fit my car but (I dunno what the technical term is) the pipes that come in and out of the intercooler on the 9000 one went out the left and right sides whereas my 900's intercooler were both on one side and stuck straight back, me and a few friends worked on it for like 5 hours trying to ghetto rig it to fit because we were so disapointed when we did all that work for nothing... we finally gave up and put the car back together but atleast I gained some experience with taking some of my car apart
no offense dude but this has nothing to do with this thread..... also if u really wanted to make hte intercooler work, u would have researched ahead of time or at least taken a look at your car and some measurements.....

adrian i am leaving the bottom as is for now since i dont really care .... i just wanted the air to stop flowing over the ic...
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no offense dude but this has nothing to do with this thread..... also if u really wanted to make hte intercooler work, u would have researched ahead of time or at least taken a look at your car and some measurements.....

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sounds like a fellow enthusiast talking about a related subject to me


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is there a picture of this IC from the front of the car? I want to see what is visible from the lower bumper.
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Does this work better than the "Greddy Intercooler tape" I am using?

Awesome work, Do you think doing the bottom would also help?
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I can't quite get what is happening here?? The air comes in through the lower grille, through the intercooler then out through the rad. It also comes in through the top grille and straight through the rad.

How does this little separator between the top and bottom grilles help? Does it partition off the radiator from the IC completely? How does that help??
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It works by increasing the ram air effect throught he intercooler.Before the aluminum duct was added,there were all sorts of paths for the air around the i/c core.air will take the path of least resistance.By blocking off any passages,more air is forced through the i/c core and probably at a higher speed (ram air).This should show an increase in cooling efficiency/heat transfer.Good job Rico!Do you have a way to measure the intake air temp to see how much it changed?
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I'd also be interested if the ducting does indeed reduce temperatures in the intake. Not so sure. It would be nice to be proved wrong, as it's cheaper than a viggen intercooler.

My experience is that cowlings directing air onto the part to be cooled are a good idea, but ducting downstream isn't, unless it's proportionately much larger.
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its not ducting down stream.. it is keeping the air from coming up and over, and i have a viggen ic on the car right now
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OK I've got it now thanks. Does it work?
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His car is parked for the winter, so he doesnt drive it.
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that is correct
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Argh! I can't hold my breath that long!

Looks like you've made a good job too. I've got a sheet of perspex and a heatgun in the garage.... Hmm maybe cardboard and duct tape to try.

Having thought about it (now I see what you've done) it's going to have some effect. From my limited experience in overclocking PCs and running chainsaw engines cowled in model aircraft; these little changes sometimes suprise.

P.S. PC running 300MHz faster at very low(quiet) fan speeds and chainsaws pulling 'planes around nice 'n cool.
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300mhz? thats it cmon i have a amd 1700+ running at 2.28ghz its supposed to run at like 1.5 i think
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yea well, I know better now. 1.8V, FSB, Multiplier, silver paint, RAID, yada yada.

Radeon 9500 runnin 413/324 ?

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Since I'm still holding my breath (and it's a good idea):-
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"I'm starting to see more clearly now..." the blind man said. This seems like a good idea and I will try when my Viggen I/C arrives in the mail. Hopefully soon!!
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