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Im in the process of assembling a turbo kit for my car, and I need to find a quality intercooler for my car for something less than $700, which Ludespeed wants for one (Spearco 18x9). So my question is does anyone know of any companies who make a reputable TMIC for the RS (i.e. GReddy, HKS, something like this)? Im looking for something under $400 preferably. Thanks for any information.



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None of those companies make an intercooler for our cars, AFAIK.

Best best would be to look for something on eBay or something like that.

I'm using a pre 97 WRX intercooler on mine. I got it from iSR, you might want to check them ant and see waht they have.
 

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Yes I have looked at the ones from iSR, are you happy with the quality of the intercooler you got from them?

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You could see if you can source an older TMIC from a WRX overseas. I think that the older ones have a side-feed top tank instead of a bottom-feed like the new WRX's.
 

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There are several outfits in Australia and New Zeland that have classified sections where people are selling the genuine Subaru factory intercoolers for like $100...

Go here http://www.wrx.com.au/

Hit classifieds...
 

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Yes I have looked at the ones from iSR, are you happy with the quality of the intercooler you got from them?

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It's a Subaru part, so the quality is fairly good. It's obviously used though. A few of the fins were bent when I put it on the car.

8- The one that I have is a bottom feed tank also
 

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Does it matter which intercooler I get? The side feeds represent the ones like the Spearco I/C? Not quite sure what you mean by bottom feed intercooler.

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The intlet for the intercooler is on the bottom, instead of on the side like you see most of the RS-T's running. If you want to use a WRX intercooler, you'll need to get a 96 or OLDER intercooler, as the ones that are newer then that won't fit between the TB and firewall.
 

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does anyone make a FMIC kit for the RS? granted they are not turbo stock, but how much would it cost to get a GC8 wrx kit and having some the piping altered?
 

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Re: New WRX intercoolers?

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What about the new age WRX intercooler? Willl they bolt up...

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They will not work because they are too large to fit between the TB and the firewall on the RS. If you look at a WRX engine, you can see that the TB is pushed way forward, to make room for a larger intercooler.

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I don't think that there's a specific kit for the RS. I've heard of people getting a Civic FMIC and having custom piping and brackets made for it.
 

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you would hippy :biggest:

i think someone needs to create a FMIC kit for the RS. or atleast the IC part and major tubing and just have us custom a few pieces. but i'm not sure how well that would work.
 

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I am curious to know if the U.S. spec WRX intercooler will work on the RS. I am going to be running the Legacy kit on my RS. From what I recall some guy on i-club was running one on his turbo RS, I think his name was Alpine63, or AlpineSuby, something like that. He had his kit built by Vermont Rally Team (?). I understand that the WRX uses a twin exit system, correct me if im wrong, so it requires much more intercooler tubing to the turbo. I am asking this because I really don't want to buy one for $700, and I would like something that looks a little nicer than a pre-96 WRX intercooler.

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good deals?

hmm, i found this in the OZ classifieds...


my-98 intercooler $150

my-98 turbo $250

hmm hmm hmm hmmmmm. :biggest:
 
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