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'Wellycooler' fitting

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Welly, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Link sam?

    So it has one mounting hole at the top?
    Suppose there's no way of using the bottom holes then
     
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  3. RyanS3TT

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    Took my bumper off today and discovered there are two horns and a bar where the intercooler is, jsut thought id check.. have you guys relocated these? and cut the bar off?
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Stickies....

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  5. RyanS3TT

    RyanS3TT Member

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    I see, just seen the Horn relocation...

    As for the bar in the middle, ciouldnt see any info on that, i guess it has to be removed.. ill look tommorow and see how, thanks
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Yeps... remove the brace bar as you have to cut the bumper bar anyway and it won't fit once you have done that and relocate the horns to the side...

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  7. RyanS3TT

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    Fitted my FMIC today.

    I found the job quite a ballache.. but got there in the end..

    Ive taken a slightly different approach to Spartstractor and Welly, In the fact i use a 45 degree 76-63mm reducer on the passenger side and drivers side (i may change this tommorow if the bumper doesnt sit nicely.)

    Pics below.

    As im a bit of a num nuts i order 2 lots of eveything. and now i have a complete set of silicone hoses and pipes to fit this cooler left over if anyone is doing this anytime soon.. i geuss im your man for parts :/

    anyway..

    I got as far as fitting the bumper and stopped as it got dark.. by holding it up i know its got to be cut alot. i just dont know how much.

    Ill find out tommorow.

    What do you think guys?

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    I have since trimmed the silicone hose to the boost pipe. (I use two 45 degree bends to make the upper boost pipe.)

    I think the drivers side may be a problem and need trimming trial and error.
     
  8. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    As im a bit of a num nuts i order 2 lots of eveything. and now i have a complete set of silicone hoses and pipes to fit this cooler left over if anyone is doing this anytime soon.. i geuss im your man for parts :/

    hi ryan well mine turned up today and iv not ordered the hoses yet and could do with some asap can u pm a price thanks iv try pming u but wont let me thanks mate
     
  9. RyanS3TT

    RyanS3TT Member

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    Thanks buddy, I tried PMing you too, seems the site is down on the side of things?

    I think id be breaking forum rules posting on here about it too, so Ill put it in classifieds for you. be on in 5

    Ryan
     
  10. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Looking at that, I would say there's not a chance of getting you fogs back in. You gave basically done it like the forge setup I think.

    Trimming wise you will be best pushing the bumper on the seeing where it fouls, on mine it was on the edges of the centre grill. You can make them alot thinner without ruining the look of the grill
     
  11. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Personally, I think the 90 degree off the cooler option looks much beater.

    Yours works obviously, but I think the 90 degree option is neater and the pipes seem to sit more naturally.

    Pass side on yours looks neat, but the drivers side looks like the hoses are forced into position.

    Still, it'll work, and you'll have epic Wellycooler cooling power, so all will be well :)

    Let us know how it looks once the bumper is back on :)
     
  12. beachbuggy

    beachbuggy Well-Known Member

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    I fitted one yesterday using 45 degree bends etc and I would say your driver side 45degree silicone off the cooler need twisting up then the alloy 45 twisted further round it needs to look more like your passenger side, your gett a much better fit and it'll be a lot tighter.

    Just for reference I phoned mr silicone to place the order and they wanted £138 delivered, I ordered it on line on eBay and it cost £84 delivered. Huge variation in prices and so much cheaper off eBay than buying direct
     
  13. RyanS3TT

    RyanS3TT Member

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    In the end i gave in and went the same route as sportstractor. it was easier for refitting of the bumper.

    Here are some pics of the bumper on .. its still not sitting perfectly as the sides are being pulled down somewhere but id like to take it back off next weekend to sort that once ive bought a tool to trim my bumper.


    I think it looks quite smart althought i wanna try and hide the clips.

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  14. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Awesome.
     
  15. sportstractor

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    Looks good Ryan, almost as good as mine
     
  16. s3gazz

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    Hi Ryan looks great tried pming u mate but inbox full
     
  17. RyanS3TT

    RyanS3TT Member

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    just deleted some mails buddy..

    sportys tractor mines the same in theory, only i mounted it further back with the brackets so not as far forward as yours.. can you tell?
     
  18. sportstractor

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    really? as my cooler was pushed right back to the plastic bit around the radiator?

    the pipes do look like they dont stick out as far.
     
  19. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    here few pic of my install and cooler differences

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  20. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    You managed to keep the fogs mate? Also who made the brackets?
     
  21. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    hi mate s3dave made brackets pal solid as hell too and ye kept the fogs mate i like the look better now with the pipes than before
     
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  23. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Pics with bumper on mate?
     
  24. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    Not trimed yet pal
     
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    no worries.

    just pm'd dave about the brackets to see iff hell make me some :).
     
  26. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    Ye mate think he will do Just make shore u don't chop too much off the crash bar is I only tuck a bit off so it's still realy tight and had somat to bolt to
     
  27. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yeah i get you mate.
     
  28. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    wellycooler??
     
  29. Westy

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    It's a toyosport intercooler from eBay but Welly was the first to buy one and shoe horn it behind the S3 bumper.
     
  30. s3gazz

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    Yep toyosport it is
     
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    Looking good...
     
  32. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I want everyone who's fitted one of these to have a sticker in the back window saying 'Give it some Welly'.

    :lmfao:
     
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    Westy Well-Known Member

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    You design one and I'll get one made ;)
     
  34. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    OK... Will do.
     
  35. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Ive been waiting for you to pop up kev haha.

    Supose it should be called the kelly cooler :) lol.
     
  37. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    ...and of course all this in a thread I started LOL...

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  38. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    lol, i don't very often come on here these days mate just saw this thread and made me giggle

    im not fussed tbh hahahaa i now have the ah v2, cheers tuffty :)

    and i copied the idea for the toyo from another member few years ago but he never had a guide on fitting so i made the guide to help others out...
     
  39. Westy

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    Welly is taking all the glory! Welly, you can stick your sticker up your arse :moa:
     
  40. <tuffty/>

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    Ahhh.... so you have a 'tufftycooler™' now then Kev? LOL ;P

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  41. Westy

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    Oh it's getting serious now, paul is using the trademark symbol!
     
  42. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    yep, wanted to get a more clean look on the front end for this year so the 'tufftycooler™' was perchased
     

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