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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 09:10:27 PM »
there is one called the Davies Corvette motorized license plate frame. I think spikey has one on his car..

I have one


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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 10:57:46 PM »
Looks great spedee

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2011, 02:18:15 AM »
yeah thats the ticket.. will that fit on a stock splitter

« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 02:24:25 AM by baconbits »

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2011, 07:45:51 AM »
Hey Speede, where did you get those signal bluish bulbs? Are they 3157 type?
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2011, 10:10:41 AM »
yeah thats the ticket.. will that fit on a stock splitter


If your referring to the stock GXP nose. It would but the round portion of the bumper will make the plate stand out more.

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2011, 10:12:35 AM »
Hey Speede, where did you get those signal bluish bulbs? Are they 3157 type?
Those are the chrome style bulbs from ebay.

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2011, 10:13:14 AM »

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2011, 10:21:01 AM »
yeah thats the ticket.. will that fit on a stock splitter




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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2011, 10:39:24 AM »
I wonder just how much airflow is blocked by the ugly license plate install on Ontario solstices..I am thinking of putting in a new IC but will likely send the car to the body shop to fill the plugs the dealer so graciously drilled into the fascia ..tangent question who sells license plate mounts on here..


If Ontario mandates a front plate, the best you can do without getting tickets is to move the plate down.  Dejon makes a pretty decent bracket that mounts in the honeycomb grille mesh.  You can see the old holes if you look hard, but because it is gray and I touched up the old rivet holes, they aren't too obvious.

What we in Canada are stuck with:



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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2011, 11:02:59 AM »
Yes we need the front plate also.
I run with the plate retracted inside so I can get the most air to the intercooler.
So far I haven't been pulled over.
And if I do, hopefully I can explain that I forgot to put it out after the last car show I was at.  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2011, 11:58:43 AM »
The grills are not where we get air from.  If you look through them you will see the foam crash protection covering most of the open area.   These cars are bottom breathers they get most of their air from underneath the nose and suck it upward through the radiator.  The GXP has the extra grille down low to direct addtional air to the intercooler.
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2011, 12:24:38 PM »
The grills are not where we get air from.  If you look through them you will see the foam crash protection covering most of the open area.   These cars are bottom breathers they get most of their air from underneath the nose and suck it upward through the radiator.  The GXP has the extra grille down low to direct addtional air to the intercooler.
Your correct. That's is why I wouldn't put the plate lower.
Also though I have a Stage 2 Supercharger from DDM and the intercooloer gets air from both upper and lower since the rad is in front of the hot water rad and just as big.
I bought the GXP nose from Wade Linger to take advantage of more air as well as Norm's air splitter.

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2011, 05:10:34 PM »
You know I never thought of getting a nose from him, if you don't mind me asking how much did it run you, and don't you have different braces?
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2011, 05:37:02 PM »
You know I never thought of getting a nose from him, if you don't mind me asking how much did it run you, and don't you have different braces?

$300 brand new. Grilles, fog lights and side markers all included.
It was a direct bolt on. I just had to order from GM the half moon panel that seals off underneath the intercooler to front nose edge.

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2011, 06:12:56 PM »
Hahn states that there IC gives you up to 27WHP. click on  link for dyno runs.

http://www.turbosystem.com/New_Folder/SolsticeGXPRedline/GXP%20Redline%20Intercooler%20Sell%20Page.htm
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2011, 06:26:02 PM »
Hahn states that there IC gives you up to 27WHP.

They also forget to mention that in fact it will give you exactly zero more power on an 'otherwise untuned car' as soon as the ECM learns down again, some time between 1/2 hour and 1/2 week later.

So to all the guys with stock tunes, fuggedaboutit!
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2011, 08:04:44 PM »
Thanks speede, they are within driving distance.
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2011, 08:58:06 PM »
Thanks speede, they are within driving distance.
Your welcome. Ask Wade for a ride in his 427 Solstice. Friggin powerfull.



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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2011, 10:09:10 PM »
Intercooler does not start working until your going 60+ MPH
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2011, 07:43:44 PM »
I don't have the technical skill, but my daughter makes cool noises that sounds like its running a bigger turbo....does that count?

That's add more HP than a Type R sticker for sure.

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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2011, 10:57:52 PM »
Anybody have an RPI installed?  Any comments?
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2011, 10:23:35 AM »
I have an RPI sitting in my basement. Haven't had time to install it. Probably won't be done for a long time. I'm going to be away almost every weekend until August :(
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2011, 04:40:12 PM »
There you go GJ, go get Kenny's he's going to be gone just about every weekend until August.
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2011, 04:49:21 PM »
Ha!

Kelu has just told me that I have to swap it before he arrives so my car is faster at the dragstrip!
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Re: The Intercooler Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2011, 04:51:35 PM »
And of course he won't do that cause he is too lazy, GJ you have a go! For the right amount of money I can even do some intel.
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