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rodknocker
06-21-2005, 03:40 PM
i am looking for one of the kits, that I can custom fit to my car. Preferably a 3 core......thanks

shmoov69
06-23-2005, 07:38 PM
I got a Griffin and could not be happier.

fbsideoiler427
07-15-2005, 02:37 PM
Try www.bellintercoolers.com (http://www.bellintercoolers.com). They have a hugh inventory.

WELTERRACER
07-25-2005, 11:55 AM
I priced a bell cooler.... for an 800hp engine it costs about $1100

ProdigyCustoms
07-26-2005, 06:23 PM
800HP? Turning that thing up are we? Have you talked to ProCharger about that? Will it make enough boost? What price did proCharger give you, I can get you a break with the GP at GP Superstore.

WELTERRACER
07-27-2005, 02:25 PM
800HP? Turning that thing up are we? Have you talked to ProCharger about that? Will it make enough boost? What price did proCharger give you, I can get you a break with the GP at GP Superstore.


I would have to turn the boost up to 20psi to make 800hp... IM not ready to do that yet...

15psi will make about 715hp with my current setup.. (420 NA)

What kind of a deal can you get me on a procharger pulley? I need a 4.5 inch driven pulley to make 15psi

Supra510
07-27-2005, 02:46 PM
Here is an interesting thread from Supraforums re: Ebay intercoolers. It's 30 pages long but interesting. These guys are putting some hp through these things and they are a good sized unit. 4 inches thick and only around 200.00 and they look very nice from the pix in this thread. .http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=266509&highlight=ebay+intercoolers

I looked on ebay for kicks and there are alot of options. There really is no reason an intercooler should be that much more expensive than an aluminum radiator that we can buy all day long for 200.00

I have a Spearco air to water intercooler but if I was looking air to air I would at least consider these. What your feelings are on cheap foreign labor is a different question :)

Anthony
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/674663

WELTERRACER
08-01-2005, 07:39 PM
You have to log in to view those topic on the supra forem..

Please cut and past some of the highlights of the topic.. THANKS

Supra510
08-02-2005, 08:41 PM
Being such a long thread it's difficult to boil it down, but basically there are some on that forum that thought because the cost was so low (in the 200 to 300 range) that they must be junk. Others who actually purchased the I/C's posted that they were actually quite nice and they were satisfied especially for the price http://www.elit3.com/upload.php?file=Intercooledinlivingroom.JPG

They are a bar and plate design.

Their only issue was making up pipes, but that is a given for any type of custom application. The Supra guys are just used to having piping kits made already.

Here is a quote from one post on that thread.



Hey all. I am currently a Mech Eng co-op student at a company that strictly designs automotive coolers. Ranging from charged air coolers, rads, transmission oil coolers, oil coolers, and loads of other things. At first I was gonna get my company to custom make me an I/C. However, I don't really want to hassle the guys on the shop floor, but I did notice this add on ebay. I went to my desk and ran some CFD tests. CFD is basically taking the parameters of the cooler and CAD drawings, and planting them in this program. The price seemed TOO good, so I had to double check. The program crunches the numbers for about 6 hours, then spits out your final results and stresses. The final outputs looked VERY decent. With efficiency of 70-85%, which is hypothetical but QUITE accurate (I've seen prototype I/C's at 98% efficiency!!). After looking at some different CAD drawings for different vehicles, I think the channel turbulizers are the same as the Maybach I/C, which suggests good design. The price seems rather cheap because most I/C's need to be brazed, which is basically superheating the cooler in a nitrogen capsule. This is a very expensive process but prevents any leaks from occuring. As well, although there will be significant bypass due to the placement of the two hose nipples, the program shows that due to the density of the channel turbulizers, the air cannot all move through the lower end of the cooler. Which means a significant amount will flow through the upper portion of the cooler. I have STRONG faith in the CFD program, and am going to definetly purchase this I/C when I pick up my TT. Cheers


This was in response to some that said the design would only cool air through the bottom portion.

Anyway it's any option. Here is a link to one that's very similar.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/XX-LARGE-FMIC-INTERCOOLER-350Z-240SX-S13-S14-SE-R-SPEC_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33742QQitemZ799061 9572QQrdZ1

Anthony
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/674663

Blown353
08-02-2005, 09:30 PM
Wow, thanks for posting that link to the ebay auctions. Gets you thinking!

For that price, it's worth making my own hot-glued together foam core mockup and trying to fit it on my car. I like the idea of $250 much more than $1200+... and being bar and plate they seem to be of sound construction.

Heck, if it would fit, I'd probably end up spending more on mandrel bends to plumb it than the actual cost of one of those intercoolers.

J2speedandcustom
08-12-2005, 10:57 AM
I would go with a Bell or Spearco. Lot's of options for end tanks to make pipe routing easier. I have a Greddy 3row on my Supra no problems what so ever up to 900hp, which is a similar design to the Spearco.

Don't scimp on the couplers and clamps. T-bolts and diesel silicone are best for not failing. If money isn't an object you can just get a set of Wiggins clamps! :naughty:

B&G CUSTOM TURBO
10-06-2005, 07:12 PM
I make custom intercoolers they start at about 650 and can get up to around 1000 for air to air. A 850 hp at 20 ([email protected]) p.s.i bar and plate IC would run 650.00. If there is enough intrest here for turbo stuff I would like to advertise, do you guys think this would be a good move?
www.bgturbokits.com/PICTURES (http://www.bgturbokits.com/PICTURES)

For some reason this pict wont work now lol.
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xdamxincx
10-06-2005, 07:47 PM
I make custom intercoolers they start at about 650 and can get up to around 1000 for air to air. A 850 hp at 20 ([email protected]) p.s.i bar and plate IC would run 650.00. If there is enough intrest here for turbo stuff I would like to advertise, do you guys think this would be a good move?

https://static1.pt-content.com/images/noimg.gif

that sounds like a good idea..
what would be a better idea is to sponsor one of those nice turbo set ups to an exhisting member .. i would love to donate my car for such a project . :)
good luck with your company by the way .. i will spread word of the turbo kits you offer for v8's ....
- Rich A.

LS1NOVA
10-08-2005, 05:49 PM
Just got this one for my project of Ebay. It is made by Treadstone. Flows 1476cfm at .5 psi pressure drop. Remember that the proper way yo make an intercooler better is to add more cores that flow air, not just making the same cores longer. Also try real hard to have opposite inlet and outlets to make the air use the whole core. It was $460

Munch69ProTour
11-06-2005, 05:43 AM
Just got this one for my project of Ebay. It is made by Treadstone. Flows 1476cfm at .5 psi pressure drop. Remember that the proper way yo make an intercooler better is to add more cores that flow air, not just making the same cores longer. Also try real hard to have opposite inlet and outlets to make the air use the whole core. It was $460


Hmm Rootbeer....

Matt
11-23-2005, 01:31 PM
you can get cores from ebay for next to nothing, then welding end tanks on isn't a big deal if you're a good fabricator.

shearer
11-25-2005, 11:45 AM
Most intercooler cores on EBAY are of Taiwanese or Chinese decent and are junk. SSAutochrome, XS power, etc... Cheaply produced heat exchangers that will draw in the unsuspecting by there pretty finish and cheap prices.

Simply put the only cores that I reccomend running are Garrett or Spearco. There are a handful of other smaller companies such as Bell that make/subcontract a good product also.