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Hi all,

I've just invested in a new intercooler for the lovely 9000,



As you can see it's going to be a front mounted jobby. So I'm after some info on mounting.

Has anyone added one of these to their 9k before and how did you go about it? I think I'll have to get some brackets made up so it can sit correctly in the front of the bumper.

If anyone has some ideas I'd love to hear them or some photos would be good too!

Thanks all

Si
 

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that looks waaayyyy to tall to fit in a low front mount position...if its more than 6 inches tall it will drag way below the lip and possibly on the road...im in the process of working out the fitment of one so ill let you know
 

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You'll probably need to cut the ends off the existing radiator and intercooler lower mounting brackets to get it in. (i.e. just enough bracket to hold the radiator).
I say this asthe IC will probably need to sit tipped forward with the top overlaping a little(or a lot) in front of the the bottom of the radiator depending on how tall it is. You'll then need to find something to attach the Air Con condenser to.
Have fun!

PS - I've just split my radiator ;oops: trying to fit a thick I/C (too thick!) so will need to shuffle things about to get it all to fit.
 

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Thats what i though, been looking at the front bumper and i recon with the A/C Condensor put back infront of the Rad with some custom brakets.

Then i'll put the IC in at a 45 ish angle with the openings at the bottom, so i won't need to extend the pipes by much, this way i can add some ducting to take some off the cool air from each side and divert it arround to the rad etc.

It it dosen't fit then i'll sell it on, only payed £100 for it new! and i know a 200SX owner that will pay £250 for it :cheesy:
 

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Didn't want to create a new thread for this...


So has anyone tried to clean the stock IC? I have seen some guys cleaning other car ICs with gasoline and such - lots of dirt coming out of there...
 

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I've just fitted my 70mm wide intercooler and just had to extend the bottom mounting supports out an inch. I cut the supports off my spare car and they fitted exactly on top of the original supports. I moved the intercooler locating hole forward 1 inch and bolted them in place. Nice neat job, will post some pics when I get them off my phone. One thing I've just found out when I fitted it was the inlet/outlet pipe is 50mm not 55 mm like the pattern cooler I gave them, so I'm a bit peeved about that and will have to get Allards to send me a 55mm spigot and I'll have to pull it all off again and get it welded up. :evil:
 

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One thing I noticed when i gave the front end a good looking at was the biggest air restriction for flow is the fan support. its okay when its running but in normal use most of the back of the radiator is masked off and thus airflow thru the intercooler is also restricted....so I attacked it with a hole cutter, like so and made it less restrictive without compromising on strength....I was going to put a few more holes in but my drill burnt out!! :cry:
 

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Looks really good Marrk!

I think I'll have to see what I can pull together! One question though is what did you do with the AC radiator?
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What is the exact dimensions of the IC?
 

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I junked the a/c when the compressor seized...I'm after total performance anyway, if it gets hot I still have the sunroof and windows....and the convertible ;) .

The intercooler is to the same dimensions as standard except 70mm thick, i think the standard one is 380mm x 500mm roughly...don'y quote me though!
 

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mmm, mines not as tall but longer and only 75mm in depth. Will you be coming to the RR meet on the 18th?

I can see why it shouldn't fit with any big issues, my plans to pop it in the normal place and just push the radiator back a little, I'll use some heat wrap to go over the turbo.
 

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I fitted the 50mm version of Marks (and kept the aircon) - It was quite tight and I needed to move the radiator back towards the turbo a little (about 10mm)

I am sure you could actually fit a 60mm I/C in the standard shape and still keep the aircon - One thing I did need to do is cut a bit out of the NearSide headlamp bracket as the IC end tank was hitting it.

Out of interest, what are the core dimensions of your new intercooler?
 

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The dimensions are: 600x280x75mm maybe a little to big :roll:

I'm off for a visit to Abbott on the 20th so i'm going to see what they think as far as it use.
 

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no sir, that wont fit - but we have a really nice one we can sell you :)

The only way you'll find out is to try it. Given the thickness, plan A might be:

1) Strip everything out
2) Move the Rad as far back as you can get it.
3) Attempt to attach the Air con to the front of the Rad - hopefully the aircon flex pipes will allow this.
4) Try and get the IC to sit on the existing mounting brackets - reckon the width might be the biggest issue and you might need to cut some bits out of the way.
5) If that doesnt work, you might want to cut the brackets, drop the IC and tip it forward. Note that the LH bracket seems to be part of the subframe and the RH comes off with 2 bolts underneath. i.e. once the LH one is cut, theres not much going back...

Sounds like a challenge and the IC you have has almost as much 'volume' as Mark's so its worth trying to shoehorn it in. (imho!!)
 

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I've had a bit of a fiddle :lol: .....

....their will be a little bit of re-jiggeling to do, I’ve taken all the radiator out and old intercooler too. She will fit but their is only going to be about 1-2cm gap in front of the turbo! :suprised;

A bit of turbo wrap and a heat sheld should be ok! :cheesy:
 
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