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Old 01-15-2007, 11:21 PM
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What FMIC options are there? Has anyone cut apart the front of the car to fit a larger intercooler in?
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:05 AM
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For just a bigger IC, a few people have cut out the bottom where the IC sits and braced it behind the IC to allow it to stay in stock location but hang down a bit.




What i'm doing is cutting out the support that connects each side of the frontmost part of the engine bay tub and having a simple frame fabbed up to handle a 32" radiator and having Tim @ SFR build an intercooler that's as big as my power needs demand. With Tim's setup the pipes come over the radiator and drop the IC down in front of the radiator (flow tested to ensure it won't interfere with rad cooling capabilities).

Because the IC gets dropped down it gives you more than enough room to go wiiiiiiiiiiiide with it and a bit taller while giving you a perfect spot for an oil cooler to go (where stock IC goes). Due to the ducting and such from the factory, the flow dynamics are just right to allow tons of flow without causing a "stall" which most vented header panels create.

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Old 01-16-2007, 01:04 AM
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Or you could go with a V-Mount?
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:13 AM
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Solo I bow down to your awesomeness
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:24 AM
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guns- if you cut that front frame support- make sure you make that very secure again and maybe X it out between the rails and struts- taking that out will make the car very twisty and let the ends of the rails float. The engine cradle will hold so much but if you dont want the frame twisting w/ those big front tyres you will need lots of bracing.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:32 AM
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Roger that, I'm obviously going with a strut tower bar and then another bar connecting the two sides behind the radiator. If anything it will be more rigid than stock as I'm not using such pansy steel and no clear support straight across.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:33 AM
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Solo I bow down to your awesomeness
No need for bowing....I didn't design the car - I just paid for it. To be honest I'm checking your thread every day to see what your beast will look and drive like. At first I wasn't a big fan of the Gulf paint job idea but now with the fenders, gas cap and wheels I can't wait to see how it will look. It will definately be one for the magazines.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:39 AM
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Thanks Solo, but we're both in the same boat so to speak as I'm having someone else do the hard stuff while I watch...its crazy as I have no idea how quick she'll be or how she'll handle besides Chris White saying it will be, "stupid quick" and "outhandle just about anyone." What scares me is he is a conservative guy.........

Concerning the V mount its def. the prettiest, but I'm trying to figure out how one would do that with the stock 951 body...it would be interesting to say the least, but very effective with a hood vent as you have. How much do the fans help with cooling?

I think mike (MPD47) is doing a V mount.
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I have a Speedforce Racing FMIC. No body or frame mods necessary.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:53 AM
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I don't mind the venting on the hood of my 968 but I don't think it's the prettiest way of doing it. I like these better but I don't know how they would look on a 951/968.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:00 AM
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Solo, you'll see how it turns out as I'm venting the hood behind the radiator (IC flow through to rad.) to draq the air out. I'm going with drop down louvers that are a cross between the madza and the ferrari. The ultimate would be like the C5 vettes at the Rolex 24 hour race in Daytona.

JG: I'm also going with the SFR FMIC, but he's building a slightly bigger IC for me. IMO I think its one of the better setups for a high output IC - tied up with the one Vitesse is doing.
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Yep, I'm doing a V Mount with a vented hood, in the more tradiational FD sense of the setup. Even using an RX7 intercooler that is being modified. But, I doubt you'll see any photos of this before summer as it's not a priority.
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:25 PM
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I forgot to post about a evo 8 IC I had one that I was going to have different end tanks like the SFR one welded on but you need to notch the bumper support to fit it which i didnt want to do. The IC takes up pretty much the whole space from the top of the bumper cover to the batwing. Just though maybe someone would be interested in doing this
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:17 PM
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Get in touch with Tim @ SFR, he'll make an intercooler to suit your needs. Tell him the sizing you want and he can do it. This is what he's doing for me
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:16 AM
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I am going to make my own as they are expensive @ SFR...
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