View Full Version : Is this going to be an issue for me? v.intercooler arrived

08-18-2010, 04:41 AM

Just opened up the intercooler. One side is perfect, other side well you can see there.




Going to email the place I bought it from and see wtf is going on. It doesn't look like it'll affect any airflow, so I'll just mount it so that part faces the chassis.

Another thing, I'm going to have to figure something out to mount this. I still have all my AC.....

08-18-2010, 04:50 AM
Assuming your talking about the bent fins, its not a big deal, just face them the other way. it will still cool fine.

08-18-2010, 04:57 AM
Yeah, the bent fins. Prolly is a VERY trivial thing not to worry about, but I just spent $500 on the intercooler get up.... lol

08-18-2010, 05:04 AM
Wire pliers.

Bam! Fixed.

I would raise some hell first and see if I could get a new one. If they tell you piss up a rope, then gently straighten them. However as long as there are no leaks, the cooling fins being a little bent won't matter.

joe's gt
08-18-2010, 05:49 AM
Bent fins aren't the problem. I would keep an eye on that weld though. Probably structurally fine, but it does look a little half-assed.

08-18-2010, 07:07 AM
Those end tanks look tiny!

I wouldn't worry about the bent fins.. as stated before, you can straighten them up very easily.

08-18-2010, 02:30 PM
All the other welds are fine, just that lil' corner. Looks kinda like the welder was dropped and made that lil' blip there on the weld & damaged some fins. But now it seems I can't keep my AC as I can't seem to find a spot to hang the intercooler without removing it :( :sadface:

08-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Remove the A/C fan, get a slim fan to replace it. There's room. Also, you'll need to remove the horn mount and rad mount support. (the piece that connects top and bottom, by the hood lever) Replace that support with a flat piece of aluminum stock, mount the horns somewhere else. This creates several extra inches to work with. Also you might need to unbolt and reposition the PS cooler.

You can also get a radiator fin straightener, from an auto parts store probably or harbour freight...looks like a comb. But no, that's no issue. As bugs and crap hit it, it won't look perfect for too long. ;)


08-18-2010, 05:37 PM
I was gonna run by there on the way home to look at bandsaws :P

I straightened a few out this morning before I left and they're looking aight now. I'm going to pick up some ricer mesh to actually put just in front of and angle it down so any rocks/etc would have to get through there first :P

---------- Post added at 09:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:21 AM ----------

FWIW... props to the company. They're refunding a portion of the cost for the damage and for me to take it to a radiator shop to pressure test it.

08-18-2010, 07:08 PM
wow, thats very nice of them. i wouldnt worry bout it tho, ive seen much worse.

08-18-2010, 09:06 PM
Wow, that's nice to hear! Especially so since mine is from the same and is resting atop the roof of my car, awaiting install.

joe's gt
08-19-2010, 04:40 AM
that's rare nowadays. Very impressive actually. What brand?

08-19-2010, 05:03 AM
Treadstone TR8.

Bought it from ebay, but when I made an offer they replied and said 'buy from our online store and that's what you pay).