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T-spoon
11-01-2010, 05:11 AM
So I have a spearco frontmount IC that I've taken off the supra. I won't be using it on the supra any more mainly because it has feed and return on the same side since that's how the 7M is set up stock and I won't want that on a JZ. I've had passing thoughts of seeing if it would fit on the 165. Of course, the pipe routing would be a bit odd but should be doable with a generic set of pipes. It would definitely be a better IC than the stock W/A, and it would make the bay a little cleaner but.. is there really much point in it with the stock turbo at 15PSI?

ChrisD
11-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Better intercooling always a plus. I'm not a fan of the stock 165 IC. The core is just too small. They doubled the size for the 185RC, and went bigger yet for the 205. So if you've got the core, I'd say it's worth a shot at seeing if you can get a pipe routing that will work.

DudeMan
11-01-2010, 05:50 PM
I'd go for it.

I've heard even the Gen 2 A/A top mount is better than the Gen 1 W/A.. Not sure if its true but sounds logical since the 165 intercooler is so tiny.

T-spoon
11-02-2010, 03:17 AM
Hmm, I may give it a go then, if it doesn't wind up being a big hassle.

MrWOT
11-02-2010, 05:59 AM
Larger, fan mounted secondary exchanger and a constant pump goes a long way. I would use the ic until turbo upgrade

celica91gts
11-02-2010, 07:35 AM
sell the stock water to air intercooler. i know 1st gen mr2 guys go crazy over that.

Mafix
11-02-2010, 02:29 PM
here is the basic skinny on the intercoolers.
the stock 165 core sucks. bottom line. but it is better than the stock 185 barbeque grill. the stock 185 ata is the worst intercooler.
by all means get rid of the stock setup. very noticable difference.

v8killer
11-03-2010, 08:36 AM
what mafix said

and u could just go to a rc core and constant run mod now thats good stuff. i can get u one.
and even a larger h/e for the wta and make it even better.

T-spoon
11-04-2010, 08:19 PM
what mafix said

and u could just go to a rc core and constant run mod now thats good stuff. i can get u one.
and even a larger h/e for the wta and make it even better.

Thanks for the offer. The idea here though is to not spend a lot of money (read, I have to spend plenty on maintenance already) on this particular car, at least not right now. I wouldn't really be looking at changing the IC setup at all if I didn't already have the core just sitting around.

v8killer
11-09-2010, 10:13 AM
your 165 is already setup for air to water, the pump can run constantly with a simple 2 dollar mod.... the RC core will cost you 400 dollars a larger H/E will be dirt cheap as you can use any radiator from any car that will basically fit in the front area.

So how much will your FMIC cost.... chances are over 400 bucks.

4thgenceli
11-09-2010, 01:10 PM
your 165 is already setup for air to water, the pump can run constantly with a simple 2 dollar mod.... the RC core will cost you 400 dollars a larger H/E will be dirt cheap as you can use any radiator from any car that will basically fit in the front area.

So how much will your FMIC cost.... chances are over 400 bucks.

I got away with my FMIC for just under 400 bux.

T-spoon
11-09-2010, 03:44 PM
your 165 is already setup for air to water, the pump can run constantly with a simple 2 dollar mod.... the RC core will cost you 400 dollars a larger H/E will be dirt cheap as you can use any radiator from any car that will basically fit in the front area.

So how much will your FMIC cost.... chances are over 400 bucks.

How much would it cost? Um, like, maybe $60 for the piping... were you missing that I already have a good FMIC? In any event I have decided not to, simply because I'd rather not put even that $60 into it right now until I get the other project done.

v8killer
11-10-2010, 02:22 AM
mybad didnt c that

4thgenceli, where did u get ur fmic?

v8killer
11-10-2010, 02:23 AM
wait if u have it already just spend the 60 and trow it on... no brainer

T-spoon
11-10-2010, 04:14 AM
wait if u have it already just spend the 60 and trow it on... no brainer

I've got a much bigger project with the 2j swap and realized I was getting sidelined time and money-wise with the alltrac.

v8killer
11-10-2010, 08:43 AM
i see well for a semi fun commuter get that piping kit and unhook ur vacuum line to the map sensor and take it to 17psi.

if u leave it at that it will be fun and reliable and u can concentrate on the 2jz project u have goin meanwhile u still get to harass honda and Mercedes lol like i said i did this and did it for a long time just be on top of the up-keep