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DanielSon-gtt

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« on: 18:55, Wed 24 June 2009 »
wats better between a front mount or a double capasity standard place jobby as friday im buying eather one depending on what ones better
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« Reply #1 on: 19:59, Wed 24 June 2009 »
I would say front mount, less likely to get heat soak then one under the bonnet. But you loose the standard look usually.

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« Reply #2 on: 09:03, Thu 25 June 2009 »
Depends what kit you go for, the double caps are ok & do the job but I like the FMIC look.

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« Reply #3 on: 10:03, Thu 25 June 2009 »
you can fit a huge fmic and still sit it behind the bumper and grill, but defently a fmic is better, as more air flow over it and also less likly to soak heat from engine as ash says

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« Reply #4 on: 17:18, Thu 25 June 2009 »
But don't forget about carb freeze in the winter ;)

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« Reply #5 on: 19:05, Thu 25 June 2009 »
front mount it is hmm carb freeze no way of getting around this one is there..?
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« Reply #6 on: 19:35, Thu 25 June 2009 »
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front mount it is hmm carb freeze no way of getting around this one is there..?


Block off a part of the intercooler in cold weather, used to do it to a fezzi I had that overcooled in the winter.

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« Reply #7 on: 22:50, Thu 25 June 2009 »
When mine 1st did it all I had was a mat so I stuffed that in front of the cooler :)

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« Reply #8 on: 23:09, Thu 25 June 2009 »
cant see me geting that problem this time of year with summer coming up  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: 23:36, Thu 25 June 2009 »
i dont know what to do i want the front mount on show but i dont want to make a mess of the bumper any ideas
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« Reply #10 on: 09:28, Fri 26 June 2009 »
Well the intercooler I had Chris managed to fit behind his standard bumper with minimal cutting of the cross member... Fidos raider is his online name..

http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/vi ... php?t=3599

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« Reply #11 on: 11:50, Fri 26 June 2009 »
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i dont know what to do i want the front mount on show but i dont want to make a mess of the bumper any ideas


Just take your time, measure twice and cut once!  :lol:

I found mine was a ballache, getting it in the right position. Bumper will be on and off and on and off. Best to get an extra pair of hands, someone to hold the bumper in the correct position while you peer behind and see what needs trimming and how to actually mount the intercooler itself to the body of the car.