Thread: Relocating my intercooler
04-22-2011, 11:28 AM #1
Relocating my intercooler
I'm kicking around the idea of mounting a Frozen boost type 4 I/C where the stock airbox used to be. It looks like there is a little more room to work and half of the mount is already there. The only issue is running the 3 inch alum. piping over to the manifold. Mounting the BOV should be easier with the outlet of the S/C and the inlet of the I/C being farther apart.
Has anyone tried this before? is there a reason it wouldn't be a good idea?
I appreciate any input- Thanks, Chad
04-22-2011, 09:48 PM #2
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM #3
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM #4
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- Brisbane, Australia
You can mount any ic anywhere in the ski. Basically, bigger the better. As Richies setup above is a little extreme (24psi+) it just shows almost anything is possible.
The frozenboost stuff is good and cheap. I think most would agree with that??
However manufacturing the pipework is always the hard part, and mounting the ic so it stays where you want it is the next issue.
In the past 2.5 years I have seen one guy had his over where your talking about. But it was years ago now and finding the pic would take a bit of "search" time.
I would go for a bolt-in solution as it saves time and money and testing. However nothing stopping you if you got the skills.
What's the best bolt-on intercooler?.............loaded question which is another thread in itself.
Good luck and have fun.
04-22-2011, 10:58 PM #5
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04-22-2011, 11:37 PM #6
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I mounted my frozen boost type 9 where the stock air box was. Built my own bracket and use the four studs on the side of the hull, with a small piece of dense foam between the hull and bracket. Built the bracket with the perfect taper so the intercooler sits snug on the mount tabs and the V shape means the IC sits snug with little shear on the two mounting bolts.
NOT any easy bracket to build or install, took some time and patients. So far no cracks in the hull, brackets or IC. I did cheat a bit though, the bottom of the IC sits on the engine mount, its half inch'ish heavy aluminum, not worried about it. I ride almost exclusively in the ocean and rough water.
Piping is a snug fit, tricky to get the BOV in place, but it worked. No problems with any of the set up, had a pipe mandrel bent to the shape i needed. Its a little hokey at the bottom end to get to the throttle body though. Bought LONG elbows and trimmed them appropriately, joining to soft elbows together...
Super air did the same thing, except with a XS intercooler, if you use the frozen boost do not use his parts list. The ICs have different outlets.
If you need anymore info ill do what i can do help.
04-22-2011, 11:57 PM #7
04-23-2011, 06:32 AM #8
I was picturing in my head running out the bottom with the type 4. Now after looking at your pics, I'm not sure if I'd have the clearance to do that. Also the outlet to the manifold would be a real PITA to connect and get to.
Great info, thanks for sharing this.
04-25-2011, 10:28 PM #9
ive seen what your trying to do done on a sho before but using the XS intercooler, very popular I/C for the SC seadoos.
i know guys that where using the XS I/C on the sho's in that same location before there was a aftermarket I/C available and it worked great.
but imo, it will be easier to fit a type 13 or, type 14 wich has a little bigger core size, and the piping will be much shorter.. look thru this build thread theres pics of how this I/C was mounted, so you can get an idea . http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ect-CF-XLT-SHO
04-26-2011, 07:24 AM #10
Thanks Jorge I appreciate the info.
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