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Old 01-05-2019, 08:23 PM   #1
 
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Default Got out the saw last night

I was out in the garage last night ...got into the 420...and then thought up this. Took about 10 minutes. I kind of like it; at least itís functional.

Going to make a grille for it, and put some splitters on the sides. Looks a bit more aggressive than stock. Bumper was fucked anyway.
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Which is which? I’m confused.
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Why? Bottom looks better.
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I agree. Should do some cocaine and bust out the glue.
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Why? Bottom looks better.
I really hate the look of the non M tech bumper, and I wanted better flow to the giant IC I shoved in there. Iím eventually replacing it with this:
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I find it hard to believe some mesh and a small sliver of plastic was impeding flow.
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you feeling okay ron? lol
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put down the saw.
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I find it hard to believe some mesh and a small sliver of plastic was impeding flow.
The opening was designed for what was there, not whatís in there now. The trans and oil cooler are also in there. Old vs new:
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I agree. Should do some cocaine and bust out the glue.
OMG I literally laughed out loud!!
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The opening was designed for what was there, not whatís in there now. The trans and oil cooler are also in there. Old vs new:
And what you cut doesn’t follow where the old IC left off and new one begins. The space you opened appears to occupy the sand space for both
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It doesn't look centered...
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now you have an excuse to get the new bumper sooner than later!

i doubt the mesh removal did anything meaningful, although i can understand it being winter and you getting antsy with idle hands and feeling you need to do some kind of car thing for fun
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i dont think ive ever been that motivated, high.
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You gave your car a pug type underbite. I don’t hate it.
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Going to make a grille for it,.
So you cut out the grille and now you're going to cover the hole with a grille?
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I removed 2” so the lower part of the cooler is exposed. The grille that came off is still intact. I pulled the lower portion of the opening down almost an inch on top of what got cut out. The original grille will be part of my template to make a new one, but the original won’t fit properly anymore. I have a plan for it, this by no means how it’s staying
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I removed 2Ē so the lower part of the cooler is exposed. The grille that came off is still intact. I pulled the lower portion of the opening down almost an inch on top of what got cut out. The original grille will be part of my template to make a new one, but the original wonít fit properly anymore. I have a plan for it, this by no means how itís staying
I just think you want to tinker and change the look and I can respect that. Interested to see how this turns out. Opening that up really I canít see it giving you any significant difference. And arenít you running Meth as well ?
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Yeah, but if you think of a turbos efficiency range as the infield of Wrigley...my turbos are running out in Lake Michigan...
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The opening was designed for what was there, not whatís in there now. The trans and oil cooler are also in there. Old vs new:
Wait a minute if thats the new one obviously you cut out not nearly enough!!

Cut that fucker all the way up to the grill!!

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I got it tilted back a little, so it has about an inch from the support...but to be honest it's a China FMIC. It's well documented to work great...but the tank design is shit. I think the top few inches flow nothing to very little.

It's whats referred to on the N54 forums as the "Big Tom" IC. It's been proven to support cars in the 7-800hp range.
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Iíll get some finished pics tomorrow...wanted to get a grill on before the snow this weekend
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Few more. Soldered the seams. Still have to dimple some mounting points and trim the edge
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It does not look as appealing as it did stock.
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