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Keith6110

Intercooler mounting

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I'm scratching my head about where I'm going to be mounting my intercooler this summer.  I put my JDM old syle on and see I have little room to play with.  The intercooler I have is 3in thick =/

I feel like I'm going to need to cut my bumper a little in the inside in order to get the 3 inches.  Almost seems hopeless and I'll have to go for a thinner IC...

I'll update later with measurement pics.  I was just wondering where you guys have your IC =)

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Cut bumper = more than likely. Measure from the inside of the bumper to the rad. support to see how much room you really have to play with.

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I'll cut the very bottom part, but I don't want to cut anything to ruin the overall look.  I might just have to trade IC's with my bro =/

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Keith,

Not sure how different the front of the USDM 8G to the JDM 8G is, but I squeezed in an 80mm (3 1/8") FMIC, I had to modify the bottom edge of the crash bar on each side with a ball pien hammer, just to curl the bottom edge very slightly, maybe a 1/16" - 3/64" but this gave me clearance of a bee's dick so the FMIC doesn't contact the crash bar !

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omg!  I need the crash bar you guys have lol.  My current setup will allow no crash bar unfortunately =/

lmao @ Bee's dick clearence! 

Did you have to modify your bumper at all?  I really appreciate the pics!  I'll try to set it up the same way and take pics to show what I have to deal with.  Have any bumper close-ups by any chance?

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Here's a few pics and measurements.  I think I'll have to cut my bumper.  I just want to get future mod preparations taken care of before I add paint to my car.

To the uncut bumper from the radiator support:

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This would be where I think it will need to be cut (to seem even possible for fitment).

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My intercooler's actual size thickness:

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No modifications to the bumper at all Kieth !

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Though I have since  modified the bumper and crash bar courtesy of a Roo @ 100kph + ....ouch  >:( :( >:(

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So what your saying is.  But the IC in and put the bolts and clips in the bumper haha!  I don't think we have the same radiator to bumper clearance.  How thick is your intercooler?

Lmao! @ hitting a Roo!  We don't have them just jumping around here.  I figure it's about the same as us hitting a deer.  Anyway, sucks to hear about the bumper mods lol.

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Switch to a 2.5" thick core but overall a little bigger than the mouth of the bumper. That will leave a little bit of a lip on the mouth while filling the whole mouth.

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Was only a half grown Roo, about the size if a Great Dane, put it this way, it didn't feel it, but i did sure did.

Core Size 600 x 300 x 80mm (24 x 12 x 3 1/8")

Wonder whether a JDM crash bar and bumper would be a straight fit onto a USDM 8G !

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Switch to a 2.5" thick core but overall a little bigger than the mouth of the bumper. That will leave a little bit of a lip on the mouth while filling the whole mouth.

Thats a long IC!  I would go this route but already bought one I liked =/  If I cant figure something out for it, I'll have to buy something different.

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Was only a half grown Roo, about the size if a Great Dane, put it this way, it didn't feel it, but i did sure did.

Core Size 600 x 300 x 80mm (24 x 12 x 3 1/8")

Wonder whether a JDM crash bar and bumper would be a straight fit onto a USDM 8G !

Thanks for the measurements! 

I bet the JDM crash bar would fit onto the car.  A jdm crash bar is probably going to get expensive after shipment.  We have a car over here called a Mitsubishi Mirage.  It's a small 2dr and I'm going to get a hold of a crash bar from there. 

This is the bumper I'll be using:

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I'll do a bit of a dig through ASA and see if I can cross reference a crash bar from a model you have access to, (we have Mirages here too)

The Part # for the crash bar is MR574591, on checking ASA it is only fitted to the the JDM 8G Legnum/Galant range, no other model !

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I have a contact in Japan, if the Mirage crash bar is a no go, who is very good for getting parts and shipping them internationally, all I have to do is search Yahoo.jp and get the auction # then send him a email with details and my maximum bid, he then sends me a shipping estimate and if i say go about 10 days later it arrives, if you want his details just PM me...

And here is a link to a site that translates Yahoo Japan auctions to make it easier to find your bits and pieces,

JDM Galant Parts  http://www.importmonster.com.au/yahoo?cat=0&term=%E3%82%AE%E3%83%A3%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3

JDM Legnum Parts  http://www.importmonster.com.au/yahoo?cat=0&term=%E3%83%AC%E3%82%B0%E3%83%8A%E3%83%A0

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Damn!  You are an absolute life saver! 

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I wish I had the program you have, it looks handy.  Anyway thanks a ton for the help.  I'll see if I can get the mirage crash bar to work out for me.  If not, you'll have a pm =)

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i was thinking instead of a JDM crash bar, maybe a 7g?? cause the JDM 8g shares many parts with the 7g.

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7g crash bar is Hellahuge.lol I dont know if it wold work behind the 8g jdm but I do know that it wont work for the 7g jdm.

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7g crash bar is Hellahuge.lol I dont know if it wold work behind the 8g jdm but I do know that it wont work for the 7g jdm.

bummer lol.  Sounds like it wont work.  I just need something that will bolt in and provide some support just incase something were to happen.  I would hate to total the car because of some tard in front of my or something. 

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I ran without a car bar ever since my 2nd 7th gen which was about 6 years ago and have had zero problems yet.

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