Silvia: Intercooler Fitting

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I had fitted up the intercooler a few times, but when I finally got around to putting on the headlight brackets, headlights, and front bumper, I realized some changes were needed. First up, I needed to lower the core to clear the headlights and headlight brackets.

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The next hurdle was fitting a new 90 off the intercooler as the Trust piece was too short. For the record, the core is a GReddy mystery core that has the same dimensions as the one it replaces but mounting tabs for an unknown car.

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Here were my options.

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The old intercooler took the brunt of a front impact so the core was junk. The cold pipe was slightly tweaked in the accident so it also necessitated a longer 90 piece.

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And here’s what I ended up with.

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With the intercooler’s new position and some (a lot) of trimming to the front bumper, the front end fit up easy peasy lemon squeezy.