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    Engine : Y30DT

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    Has anyone put an uprated one on a z19dt engine? Would like to do one on mine but would like to know what's involved first

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    and me

    this kit was developed on my car
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    With the size of the intercooler on the Vectra wouldn't it be better just to move it to the front and put the a/c condensor in the middle?
    How much does the TX kit lower the charge temp?

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    I'm not too worried about lowering temps at the moment, want mine more for the looks as I have always wanted a nice polished front mount

    That tx kit looks spot on

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    I'm not too worried about lowering temps at the moment, want mine more for the looks as I have always wanted a nice polished front mount

    That tx kit looks spot on

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    how thick is your ic rob? i done this on my 2.2 dti but put a big 3" thick ic on

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    Depending on whether you go for a model specific kit (like the TX autosports one) or a so called "universal" kit there may be some DIY tube and pipe bending and cutting. But the basic steps involved include removing the old intercooler from behind the radiator, pushing the a/c unit up to close the gap you've made and then fitting the intercooler in front of all these, placing pipework around the radiator and such.. All needs to be done with the bumper removed so that you can actually get in and do the job!

    I went for a "universal" pipe kit with a few extra bits of pipe and silicone tubing and took me about 7 hours in total including cutting etc. So I'd imagine a fitted kit could be done in 4-5 hours if youre good with a ratchet haha.

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