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10-24-2010 07:17 PM
sporadic
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Originally Posted by SVTRSST View Post
did you box that yourself? if not, how much does it cost to have that work done?
I boxed it myself, so I'm not sure how much it would cost.
10-24-2010 07:10 PM
SVTRSST did you box that yourself? if not, how much does it cost to have that work done?
10-24-2010 04:40 PM
sporadic Boxed intercooler:



10-24-2010 12:16 PM
sporadic Pic of the heat wrap.
Most turbo setups will not be routed this way because of where the coolant tank is located. I moved mine.
No pic of the IC box yet.



10-21-2010 10:00 PM
iroc34 Yeah, very clean. I like the stealth approach !
10-19-2010 01:10 PM
150mphzetec very clean install. Blacking out the lower part really looks good.
10-19-2010 01:00 PM
sporadic
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Originally Posted by Turbo Turtle View Post
very cool. i dont think you will loose any sleeper points with that. no one will ever notice. i want to do mine sleeper as well but my ic is much larger and i dont want it covered my my bumper either... i havent boxed mine in yet but i will before i am finished.

That's going to be tough to hide.
Excellent work on your build btw.
10-19-2010 12:57 PM
sporadic
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The boxing helped the most , making the air go through the cooler is whats needed and looks like you did a good job of that

Agree getting cool air to the filter does nothing as long as its located in a cooler spot already meaing not by the header or in front of the Raid

By getting lower IAT you will gain some TQ so the lower you can get them the better , I am amazed at how little people concentrate in this area to pick up a few pound foot of TQ

Good job

Tom
Thanks Tom. I'll post more pics later.
I agree 100% that boxing the intercooler helped the most while moving, with the duct being a minor player.
Wrapping the ambient pipe is what helped the idle temps. I have stainless steel piping too, so when it gets hot it stays hot longer than aluminum.
It made a great difference not pre-heating the piping in the staging lanes.
10-19-2010 10:26 AM
Turbo Turtle very cool. i dont think you will loose any sleeper points with that. no one will ever notice. i want to do mine sleeper as well but my ic is much larger and i dont want it covered my my bumper either... i havent boxed mine in yet but i will before i am finished.

10-19-2010 10:18 AM
1turbofocus The boxing helped the most , making the air go through the cooler is whats needed and looks like you did a good job of that

Agree getting cool air to the filter does nothing as long as its located in a cooler spot already meaing not by the header or in front of the Raid

By getting lower IAT you will gain some TQ so the lower you can get them the better , I am amazed at how little people concentrate in this area to pick up a few pound foot of TQ

Good job

Tom
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