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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Air to air intercooler in D pillar ideas please! Reply with quote

I would mention that the length of tubing from air cleaner to compressor inlet is irrelevant to engine operation provided it is adequately sized to flow the necessary air. On the other hand, any additional length to the the tubing from compressor outlet to intercooler to intake manifold increases turbo lag. Because of this, on the inline 4 VW engines, it makes more sense to me to install the intercooler on the driver's side with very short runs from turbo to intercooler to intake, and install the air cleaner on the passenger side with the longer run.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Air to air intercooler in D pillar ideas please! Reply with quote

It's a nice fit for the vanagon I think! I had to do some shaving to get the fit right also.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Air to air intercooler in D pillar ideas please! Reply with quote

I like it! The turbo to IC is right there and same with the intake. Just looks a lot cleaner than the SAAB did to me.

Not that the SAAB doesn't work well, if the Renault didn't fit so well, I'd go back that route.

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It's a nice fit for the vanagon I think! I had to do some shaving to get the fit right also.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Air to air intercooler in D pillar ideas please! Reply with quote

Finished product!

The IC mounted with a bracket for easy removal:

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The IC installed

1 x 2.25 to 2 45deg reducer
1 x 2.25 to 2 90deg reducer
1 x 2 short 90 degree elbow
1 x 2 90 degree elbow 4 per a leg trimmed

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The vent goes directly to the top of the IC. The IC then drops the air into the engine bay which I assume gets sucked out into the street while driving.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Air to air intercooler in D pillar ideas please! Reply with quote

There is another PD intake manifold that has the inlet facing the opposite direction. Using that version would significantly reduce the boosted volume, increase turbo response and save some engine compartment real estate.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Air to air intercooler in D pillar ideas please! Reply with quote

Now that I'm seeing that. The PD150 shown below would be the best route.

How much difficulty would it be to replace the intake without removing the exhaust? Going off of memory seems like the exhaust would have to come down too.

http://s204.photobucket.com/user/fenwick458/media/IMG_0182.jpg.html

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There is another PD intake manifold that has the inlet facing the opposite direction. Using that version would significantly reduce the boosted volume, increase turbo response and save some engine compartment real estate.

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