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post #1 of 35 Old 03-09-2014, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Intercooler Installed!

I installed my CXracing intercooler in my OBS this weekend. The install took about 6 hrs. It fit fairly well and the only custom piece I had to make was the lower mounts. Just had to use some gas pipe and longer bolts to extend them.

There was no directions with the kit and they never got back to me when I emailed for them. Anyways, you can figure it out.

You don't have to cut the actual core support. The parts that need cut are the rad mounts. The 'L' shaped brackets that bolt to the rad and the support.

I had to relocate my tranny cooler b/c it was aftermarket and much larger and in the way of the IC.

I included a couple pics of my new gauges and exhaust I installed a few weeks ago. Gauges are Isspro EV2s.

I have 6.0 IC and 7.3 super duty spider if anyone may be interested. I don't know if its an early 99 or late though. I'm not sure how to tell and haven't looked into it yet.

I'd recommend the CX racing kit, has everything you need. I really didn't want to piece together my own kit b/c free time is limited and I bet I would have about the same amount of money into it afterwards anyways.

I'm noticing an average of about 100F drop in EGTs throughout the rpm range. Pulling hills in OD I think there's about a 200F drop from where it was before (no data logging, just memory of the EGT gauge).

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IC, trans cooler relocate. I think I am going to try and put some screening around the trans cooler to protect it a little better.
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I'd move the trans cooler a bit higher, looks good tho, is that the down pipe wrapped in exhaust tape?

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is that the down pipe wrapped in exhaust tape?
looks like exhaust wrap

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That is half of the cooler showing. I wanted to put it higher up but it hits the AC condenser as it is mounted now. I need to fab some brackets and get it between the AC condenser and the rad. That will probably be the next project.

It's exhaust wrap. Had some leftover after I did my 6.4s down pipe. I would highly suggest that everyone do it if you have the pipe out.

Next step I believe is some new injectors. Maybe baby swamps or some stage 1s, 1.5s (been lookin at rosewoods) I really don't want to mess with E-fuel at the moment but I know it would be worth it.
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I like the looks of the kit but I'd have to find a new place to mount my coolant filter in order for me to use it...


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If your not intercooled with the trailer you pull and the injectors/turbo you have you oughta be cs, it's an awesome investment

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nice install and i agree need to move the trans cooler up some. but overall looks great its my next mod

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Do yourself a favor and fab up some better lower mounts. I used this same IC setup and thought the lower mounts were cheesy for as heavy as that IC is, long story short they both broke after about a month of normal driving. I made up some mounts out of 1/4 x 1 inch bar. and havent had another issue. Seems like a great kit, Ive had it for over a year and really think its the best mod you can do for an obs.

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If your not intercooled with the trailer you pull and the injectors/turbo you have you oughta be cs, it's an awesome investment
I know, I'm just cheap. I want to go the DYI route but finding a cheap e99 spider isn't easy...


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