I did a night course and got qualified as a mechanic out of boredom (and having experience prior), but am a web designer now :) Done my fair share of rebuilds though!
Just wondering where you got your 4 wheel alignment done mate, and what sort of price they charged you?
Ok here's the core and the hose setup:
I'm slightly annoyed because the ins and outs aren't 63mm as stated in the listing, they are infact 57mm so I have had to order 2 63mm to 57mm reducers. I also seem to have an extra alloy 90 degree bend but it might come in handy when i do the install. I just hope everything fits now!
That's a bit **** about the inlet and outlet ports, that's one of the reasons I was watching it in ebay. Did you put the question to the seller?
Looks good though, hopefully it should sit nicely beneath the crash bar and in full view of cool air :)
Basically the same core as I'm using on the track car dude, and a fair bit smaller than most guys are running on KO4 setups.
Will be very interested to see how this works for you!
Yeh it does look small, I think I'd want one a tad taller. I'm sure itl be a hell of an improvement though none the less!
Typical group of men, obsessed with size lol....
Surely anything hidden behind the bumper is surplus to requirements? This bad boy looks like it'll all get air, and in combination with the first SMIC I reckon it'll be a huge improvement, for not a lot of cash/effort. Prove me right Westy!!
I already have 3 inch ducting from the passenger side scoop to airbox with the side mount coolers still. Work that out :p
I may still go for this, with driver side cooler....but then, its lighter without, hmmmm
True but even without both SMIC's, the S3 is still a fat b@stard! This is about cooling not dieting...
I like to stay trim and be cool during summer :)
The cooler looks small but the hole surface area of the coller will get air flowing to it, so the hot part of the cooler (top part) will get air flowing to it so should be pretty good in theory. Im really interested to see what gains it yields.
Small but 100% efficient.......not half of it wrapped in a bumper blanket, partially blocking the aircon condenser and coolant radiator....
Bore original duct hole out under the bonnet that goes to the wing, take arch lining off, attack inner arch with a dremel/grinder (youl know where when you open it), cut a hole in intercooler scoop, put ducting into place, mock arch lining up to make sure it closes, if not, more grinding, the arch lining back in,and its done :)
And through a few tie wraps in for good measure eh karl? :) haha.
Every little helps, but i would not get to hung up about cold air feeds on turbod cars, very little difference..
As hot air rises, you want the top part of a cooler to get a good amount of air flowing over it which the taller cooler just dont get but because of the bigger cooler your able to pass a greater volume of air.
s3dave, what size/length of screws did you use to moutn your FMIC??
Bolts..... i think they were m16 x 50mm offset on 50mm plate
Mine fits with zero modification to the fogs etc. with bigger outlet/inlets so you should be fine dude.
Ps it's mine... ;)
Ah ok, it's difficult to see on your front on pics.
I'll have to rethink this then as I want to do it next week and I want to get it right first time. Did you weld the brackets to the crash bar or screw them?
I just bolted them you have to drill the top of the crash bar and go right through and drill the bottom so you can get nuts/washers on fairly long around 75mm iirc.
You may be ok drilling through and mounting it under like you said, take your cooler with you so you get the correct thread
I'm basically not going to know the best way to fit this thing until I've had the bumper off and mocked it up. Unfortunately i'm running out of time befor I visit Bills and my weekends are taken up seeing the bird so I need the car :sob:
Stop press.....your idea will not work...just had a look at mine it has to be offset behind the crash bar or the bumper wont go back on, as the curve goes quite sharp on the bumper
I Will make you some brackets if you want ,when are you fitting it?
I will get you some out early next week...