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Old 03-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #431
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This is awesome! I want to see it finished already!!


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Old 03-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #432
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i swear that car has not seen any air since about feb 23rd LOL

that was actually bent like that when i bought the car, i never had any issues due to it so i never repaired it. however if you think its a problem i can call some junk yards around your area and see if anybody has one you could snag and ill pay for it.

i swear im liable to fab up some sort of push bar that will protect that IC. i just KNOW im gonna drag that thing somewhere
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you wont drag it if you dont drag the bumper lol. you could easily fab up a steel bar that goes across the bottom of the ic but thats not going to stop it from bending the ic with the weight of the car behind it slamming into a curb... unless its beefy as hell lol

the core support wont hurt any thing being bent. there are about 7 at Montgomery pullapart though lol. i put a straight edge across the core support to build the ic support with so it should be ok. you can see the bend in the bottom of the ic support where i tightened it up to the bent core support lol.
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If I make one it will look like a pushbar from a police interceptor or big truck with the bumper off.

If you find yourself at the junk yard, would you mind picking up an aluminum valve cover? I have an aluminum 1 up here at my house but I still need to shave it down and powder coat it. and that plastic 1 that is on my car right now is a piece of trash. I doubt very much that you would even be able to find a gasket for it. Ebay special ftw lol
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ill be putting my pipe order in 2 days
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old dead thread (waste gate poll) popping up got me wondering. is this going to be open dump waste gate or dumping back into the exhaust? i personally wouldnt mind open wg at all.
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The way I do my coolers after seeing a few hit by curbs
I use straps welded to the IC then to the 2 bolts that hold the facia support on , then I use 2 larg tie straps 48 inches and help hold the cooler , if you curb it hard it snaps the zip ties and bends the 2 straps , worst case you bend it back then reinstall xip ties , does little to no damage to the IC

Had one guy hit a car at about 35mph and killed the front of the car but the IC only had a few scratches , piping was in bad shape tho

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Straps would've been easier install then dremmellng the bumper like I did
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roush kit is where i got the idea for the top straps. drilling the bumper is a pain. idk what kind of metal they used but it will eat up some bits and make you loose your mind lol. i considered the big zip ties like tom but the aluminum brace i used is pretty darn flexible, it will deff let go before it breaks the ic, but it still holds it still. being a 3.5" core there isnt really any room for rearward flex so even with tip ties it would be damaged by jamming into the condenser.

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