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 Post subject: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 am 
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hey guys, im in the process of waiting for my turbo-kit to be installed, iv been told that the air conditioning unit will need to be relocated or it wont work..
its a snort stage 2 kit, im still confused as to why, i don't see how it can get in the way of pipeing or anything..

so my question is, can i get around not having to get rid of the ac?? and how??

 

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 Post subject: Re: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:59 am 
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You have me confused mate, I know that simon l installed a snort stage 3 kit in an EL and the aircon was never relocated or moved.

 

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 Post subject: Re: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:02 am 
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sorry mate, im pretty confused my self.. i have called 2 places that have installed snort kits, and they have both told me that modifications are needed to keep the aircon working.

i really hoping some one here new what i was talking about so they can shed some light

 

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 Post subject: Re: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:05 am 
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sorry mate, im pretty confused my self.. i have called 2 places that have installed snort kits, and they have both told me that modifications are needed to keep the aircon working.

i really hoping some one here new what i was talking about so they can shed some light


Dont be sorry


The workshop you have arranged to install it, have they done many turbo installations? Although it may seem awkward to plumb up the inter cooler piping to the throttle body there is no need to remove the air con to make this happen.

 

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 Post subject: Re: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:08 am 
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the bloke has a custom turbo kit he made in a xf with a au motor.
he seems to no a fair bit about i6 and tuning them and the price his giving me is a steal

 

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 Post subject: Re: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:22 am 
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no need to remove the air con to make this happen.


yeah look at 90% of the setups the boosted guys are running 9/10 they are running the standard manifold with pipe following the same if not similair path as the OEM intake ducting, down either thru the steel were the airbox / or directly under lights would sit to intercooler and then up to tubro etc. I honestly can't see the need to remove or move the A/C unit, Unless some one was mistaken and the meant the battery cause I can see that geting moved or relocated into boot.

Even if you didn't run an intercooler and went straight over to turbo again no reason to move the A/C etc. unless the intake plenum chamber is an aftermarket on and the throttle bodie would conflitc with the A/C, but again highly doubt it

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:48 am 
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I have even seen setups that have left the battery in the original position. that is harder to do the cooler piping but it can be done.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:08 pm 
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he'd be talking about the reciever dryer i'd guess?
not a big issue to move it, new lines, new reciever dryer and aircon regas.
i know you need to do it with EA-ED due to its position, but i've seen coolers on EF/ELs fitted where the reciever dryer wasn't moved?

i cant see how he'd be talking about the ac compressor?
you really need to clarify it with them i think.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:02 pm 
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As Steady ED said
the dryer canister is still in the way on the EF EL's it dosent have to be moved but if you dont the cooler sits alittle to the side,
bending it out of the way is a maybe but its prolly not advised

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:39 pm 
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my cooler is in front of the receiver drier and central,i cut about 2 inches out of the front bar and it fits perfectly

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:08 pm 
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sorry about the late reply,
just clarified it and its the receiver dryer thats in the way.

might sound dumb, but is it possible to bend the pipes and relocate the receiver dryer to move it out of the way of the cooler???

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:37 am 
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i fitted the snort #2 kit to my ED and had to shift the receiver dryer to the lh guard behind the h/light. I tried bending the pipes but they cracked due to age. $250 to have pipes made up and regassed.

 

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 Post subject: Re: intercooler mounting question
Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:19 pm 
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s**t, would any air con guy be able to make pipes??

or is it going to be a bastard to deal with??

im considering just removing the receiver dryer and having no aircon

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:09 pm 
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mount it out of the way, get a mobile hose guy around to make up the lines, take it to a/c guy to get regassed.

 

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