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auh
03-21-2012, 09:36 AM
So after owning an intercooler for close to 6 months, I finally got around to installing it.

I bought piping on ebay, but was a little upset that the kit didn't have enough silicon couplers or tbolt clamps, so I had to make a run to the plumbing department of home depot to buy some thick rubber couplers with hose clamps attachted. I had a guy at my local muffler shop weld me up a mount for the intercooler.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DdWx7XIGoUQ/T2oBIEnErcI/AAAAAAAAAeA/JriyuThMnbg/s640/2012-03-21%252016%253A26%253A00%2520%252B0000.jpg

I then realized I had a HUGE power steering leak from one of my hoses, so a run to the local auto parts store got me a new power steering cooler with some new hosing...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RHoyO9A5W5Y/T2oBGGJ4KZI/AAAAAAAAAd4/q2Dwr-QXQU4/s640/2012-03-21%252016%253A25%253A53%2520%252B0000.jpg

Then the bumper was a HUGE PITA to put back on, I think I slightly bent some brackets pulling it off and it took me hours to get it back on even close to straight! I cut out the middle part of the bumper in hopes to make it look more sporty, but its only starting to grow on me.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-FSPqr7ZO8OU/T2oBDz_fcwI/AAAAAAAAAdw/HEIgUzg3BFc/s640/2012-03-21%252016%253A25%253A45%2520%252B0000.jpg

and lastly I figured, since its been 80ish all week in Chicago, why not put my summer tires back on? Here is a final shot with my summer tires and everything all back together.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gOilAClkW24/T2oBBXXBL6I/AAAAAAAAAdo/do8qaKIC2cc/s640/2012-03-21%252016%253A25%253A28%2520%252B0000.jpg

SS92
03-21-2012, 10:27 AM
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Your piping looks a shit ton better than mine. What intercooler/piping combo??

auh
03-21-2012, 10:33 AM
Both are eBay items, the intercooler is a universal 28x5.5x2.5 from CX racing and the piping I got from the post that bikesai posted up, I'll try to find a link to it.

Dalers08
03-21-2012, 06:50 PM
I just finished up the same things as you last weekend haha. Looks good!

auh
03-21-2012, 11:03 PM
Here is the intercooler I bought

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-28X5-5X2-5-Turbo-Intercooler-CIVIC-RSX-TOYOTA-/180683410352?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item2a11920bb0#ht_3071wt_768

and here is a link for the piping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380388202936#ht_4015wt_1118

however I just bought the piping alone for $150. If I had to do it all over again, I might just spend the extra money and get the kit all together and not buy the intercooler separately. It was not easy fitting the bumper back on with the intercooler I bought.

CCA4
03-22-2012, 06:05 AM
Looks good man! Replacing the power steering cooler is on my list for the summer, as I've got a leak from the same place.