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blakeyg123
06-30-2010, 01:24 PM
Hey everyone,

Has anyone installed a large front mount intercooler on the Celica GT4 ST185?
Did you have to modify the chassi steel work?
I found an Autobarn one you can buy but looks small. Anyone got one?

Plus do they fit better with the WRC grill?
Can I fit the WRC to the normal gt4?
Anyone got a good arrangment I can copy?
Anyone reccomend a good front mount kit. Aiming for 300kw. Not yet though but would like the intercooler to handle the necessary airflow.

Cheers

ChrisD
06-30-2010, 05:44 PM
lots of questions there! :)


Hey everyone,

Has anyone installed a large front mount intercooler on the Celica GT4 ST185?

Yes, plenty.


Did you have to modify the chassi steel work?

I would discourage you from doing this, but some have. To get more space, get a smaller A/C condenser fan, unbolt and move the power steering cooler slightly, and relocate the transmission cooler. That will open up lots of space.


I found an Autobarn one you can buy but looks small. Anyone got one?

Never seen them, got a link? There are a tonne of options out there. I went with Treadstone, however they are USA based.


Plus do they fit better with the WRC grill?
Can I fit the WRC to the normal gt4?

Technically, it's the RC or Group A, or CS. Yes, you can definitely fit this to a normal GT4, and yes, this creates much more room to work with. Also, flow to the IC would be improved as there is a larger opening. Here is a link to some part numbers: http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47746


Anyone got a good arrangment I can copy?

Here is a thread with a few people's arrangements. There are lots of options: http://celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9361


Anyone reccomend a good front mount kit. Aiming for 300kw. Not yet though but would like the intercooler to handle the necessary airflow.

Not a lot of "kits" available, and if you find them generally they are generic and require cutting / welding anyway. Most have found that running your own piping, buying your own connectors and IC core is the best way to go.

pinoyGT4
06-30-2010, 06:43 PM
i agree with the last answer..

with that, you can pretty much do your own plumbing and direct where you want you pipes to go.. whether or not you clock your turbo.. :D

blakeyg123
07-01-2010, 09:38 AM
Thanks Big Help

mckenziejr
07-03-2010, 10:30 PM
There is only 1 downside to the cs bumper.. the crash bar is made out of aluminum

ChrisD
07-04-2010, 03:50 PM
But it also weighs less. Still complies with safety standards.

klapa
07-04-2010, 08:52 PM
Don't know if this is any help - but I recently got a '91 Alltrac with the RC front nose and the front mounted water to air intercooler - here are a few pics:

Overall view from front:

http://www.nashdom.com/Alltrac/RCIntercooler1.jpg

Piping detail 1:

http://www.nashdom.com/Alltrac/RCIntercooler2.jpg

Piping detail 2:

http://www.nashdom.com/Alltrac/RCIntercooler3.jpg

ChrisD
07-05-2010, 05:51 PM
I think you mean air to air.

Nice tho. I'm impressed there was enough room to get past the engine mount and rad fan with the hot pipe. Turbo isn't clocked I wouldn't think?