2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

fc front mount issue

Old 04-19-2011, 05:09 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Williamsburg, Ohio
Posts: 15
Default

i habe a 87 turbo II and just installed the BNR stage 1 turbo (which is awesome by the way) lol. i would like to do a front mount intercoller, but i dont want to buy the it unless i know what i am doing. can anyone tell me exactly what i need to modify to install it. i know i need to pull the front bumper reinforcement out but idk where to run the pipes, i noticed a 2.5 in whole by the battery... is this where the piping goes through??? if so do i need to relocate the battery? and on the passenger side where does the pipe go threw??? anything will help if you can post pics showing where the pipes go thanks Kevin



RotoryOrNoMotory
KevinHamblin is offline  
Old 04-19-2011, 07:31 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Ky
Posts: 2,725
Default

never done it myself but be prepared for a little cutting. battery relocation or switching to a smaller type
Seppuku is offline  
Old 04-19-2011, 08:09 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 564
Default

There is a hole near the headlight where the wires go through on the pass side, it will need to be enlarged. Its also gets very tight to the throttle body if you retain the power steering pump, I have oval'ed some tubs on some kits to make clearance so the pipes don't rub. IIRC the greddy kit lets you retain the battery but you have to trim the tray and run a smaller battery. You can keep the rebar with most kits. I have a FMIC in my car, but there isn't much left of the front end using the core I used.
Maxt is offline  
Old 04-19-2011, 08:32 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Williamsburg, Ohio
Posts: 15
Default

Originally Posted by Maxt View Post
There is a hole near the headlight where the wires go through on the pass side, it will need to be enlarged. Its also gets very tight to the throttle body if you retain the power steering pump, I have oval'ed some tubs on some kits to make clearance so the pipes don't rub. IIRC the greddy kit lets you retain the battery but you have to trim the tray and run a smaller battery. You can keep the rebar with most kits. I have a FMIC in my car, but there isn't much left of the front end using the core I used.


my car doesnt have power steering or a/c so which kit would you recommend? im trying to get a kit around 250-350$ thanks for the help
KevinHamblin is offline  
Old 04-26-2011, 03:19 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 737
Default

Doubt you can find a new kit for that much corksport has a kit
RicerJ is offline  
Old 04-27-2011, 08:27 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 1,591
Default

rx7store has a great kit for $475
RX7 13B 4 UR AZZ is offline  
Old 04-30-2011, 07:59 AM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: College Park, MD
Posts: 5
Default

i believe godspeed sells a greddy replica of an fmic for cheaper iirc
n.taluckder is offline  
Old 04-30-2011, 08:03 AM
  #8  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: College Park, MD
Posts: 5
Default

n.taluckder is offline  
Old 04-30-2011, 11:24 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 571
Default

Check E-Bay for Godspeed's FC intercooler kits, they are about $400 before shipping. I have one on my FC and it required some cutting behind the headlight buckets by the windshield fill neck and by the battery tray. You dont need to relocate the battery, although it would make things easier. You do need to relocate the coil pack near the battery though. It is extremely tight between the driver side of the engine and the strut tower though. All in all, if you have worked on your car before and know it well, it is a 3 out of 5 on difficulty. The hardest part is mocking everything up so you dont screw it up!
cps87rx7se is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bstrange99
Northwest Regional For Sale Forum
0
05-04-2007 07:13 PM
CrypticApathy
2nd Generation Specific
0
11-26-2005 11:14 PM
DriftFC3C
RX-7 & RX-8 Parts For Sale & Wanted
6
09-24-2002 09:46 PM
Silver Ninety Three
3rd Generation Specific
15
09-04-2002 11:24 AM
Silver Ninety Three
Single Turbo Discussion
11
08-28-2002 09:33 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: fc front mount issue


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.