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    Smile Project "Budget Boost"

    Part 1 - Intercooler install (laying the ground work)


    Well, this is the start of my project. What I am working on, it is a 96 f12x. I bought it in May "07". What I am planning on doing in this project is to add a little more speed and power using budget parts, keeping the cost down as much as possible. The first couple of mods are going to be a larger water to air intercooler, BOV and a spring and ball boost controller. I have a lot of experiance with boosted engines. Wich brings me to the first disscusion point.

    I would like some opinions on intercooler pipe size. To big and there will be too much lag. Too small and the top end power will be reduced. I am thinking 2.25 or 2.5 in for the piping, but any input would be helpfull.
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    I have $120 in these two items.

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    What is the thing on the right? The thing on the left looks like a seadoo intercooler? lol you going to put that on a honda?

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    Left pic is a Universal water to air intercooler. The pic on the right is a BOV.

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    where did you get them so cheap?

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    Doing lots of searching, I found "IT" on Ebay!!! Just have to keep an eye out for the deals.
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    where did you get them so cheap?

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    Well I got started today.

    First I removed the grab handle and side pannel (5mm Allen).

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    Then I removed the the 8 10mm bolts holding the outer intake box.


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    After that I removed the 6 #2 phillips head bolts that hold the air horns onto the throttle bodies.

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    Now it is time to remove the inner airbox cover. First use a 8mm socket to remove the sensor located on the top of the box, then you want to use something to loosen the intercooler to intake hose clamp. Then all you have left are the eight 8mm bolts holding the box to the throttle boddies. Be carefull not to drop them down the intercooler. You might want to use a shop rag and stuff the hole.


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    Now it is time to remove the stock intercooler. First remove the turbo to intercooler, losen up the hose clamps. Then remove the 12mm bolt holding it to the block. Then remove the pipe.


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    Next losen up the hose clamps for the water lines on both sides of the intercooler and remove them. There is only one bolt holding the intercooler in place it is a 12mm bolt at the very top. Once removed pull straight up on it and it will come out.

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    Here are some pics for size comparison. Not sure where I will be mouting this beast but here it is...

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    Nice!!!=d> =d>

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