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    How to: install vrsf intercooler on a 2g/vrsf review

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    AJracer33a
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    Re: How to: install vrsf intercooler on a 2g/vrsf review

    Post by AJracer33a on Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:38 pm

    Credit to: onefast2gdsm

    lets start with tools needed.

    FACE SHIELD
    cut off wheel
    sawzall
    dremel
    10, 12, 14mm sockets on whatever drive you'd like.
    ratchet on whatever drive you'd like.
    straight edge
    drill bits
    drill
    pliers

    Step
    1. Remove your front bumper. Use a 10mm socket to remove the bolts. You
    may need pliers to remove the plastic retainer clips holding it to the
    crash beam.

    Step 2. Remove your factory fog lights if applicable.
    You will no longer have room to bolt them on unless you get really
    creative.

    Step 3. You now need to mark your rad support where
    you're going to make your cut. You did know you had to fabricate a
    little bit before you bought this kit, right? Here is a pic of the cut
    you need to make.


    Step
    4. On my car, when I mounted the intercooler to test fit, it was
    hitting the power steering cooler lines. This will cause severe damage
    to the intercooler. To remedy this, unbolt the cooler from the rad
    support. Cut the rad support in two places. Push the cooler back a bit,
    then weld the rad support back together, so the cooler is behind it
    instead of in front. Notch the rad support with a dremel so the cooler
    will be flush with the rad support, this makes for a cleaner install.
    take your drill and drill out the rad support to a bigger hole, then
    bolt it from behind the rad support. All done with this step. Take note,
    not every one might have to do this.


    Step
    5. I didnt like the spacers that came with the kit. They are only a
    half inch, and made of polyurethane. I made 1 inch spacers out of
    aluminum. Once again, disregard this step if you feel like it doesnt
    pertain to you.

    Step 6. Mount the intercooler. You will bolt it
    into the stock foglight bolt location. Vrsf includes bolts with the kit
    to mount it, but I felt they were cheesy and not strong. I went to the
    hardware store and picked up some nice grade 8 bolts. Use the straight
    edge and make sure its level. If its not, unbolt and move it till its
    level, then drill a new hole if necessary. Chances are it will be level.


    Step
    7. Bumper modification. You need to cut the bumper so you have room to
    bolt it on. I had to remove A LOT because i used 1 inch spacers instead
    of half inch. Pretty much self explanatory, mount the bumper, see where
    you need to cut it, use the cut off wheel and cut. Cut once, mark twice.
    This might take awhile because you need to constantly mount the bumper
    to see if you made enough clearance.


    Step
    7b. If you keep the crash beam, you need to cut that as well. Be
    extremely careful doing this as its fiberglass. I decided not to keep
    the crash beam, its illegal and you will be in a lot of trouble if you
    rear end someone. I recommend against doing this.

    Step 8.
    Connect all the piping. You might run into clearance issues at the
    throttle body, with one bolt. Just maneuver the wrench a lot until you
    get it snugged up, or you can get creative and modify a wrench like I
    did. Use silicone on the gasket.

    Step 9. Put the bumper on. You're done!



    Review.

    The kit is amazing. For the price you cannot beat it. High quality, intercooler temps never over 74 degrees.

    Bad
    part is the customer service SUCKS. I received my core damaged, and it
    took vrsf 3 months to ship me a new one. Also, I don't like the screw on
    blow off valve flange for the simple reason that you can easily strip
    it and rip the threads out and there isn't a die in existence that big
    that i know of.


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    Re: How to: install vrsf intercooler on a 2g/vrsf review

    Post by Ev0Stev0 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:50 pm

    i want to comment. Tiago at VRSF was FANTASTIC when it came to customer support with me. i have order from him over the years and he ALWAYS price matches, always gives me % off when i order multiple things, and always free fast shipping. maybe this post above was about one bad experience, but ive always heard nothing but great things about Tiago and VRSF from everyone ive known who ordered through them. He also gave me the opportunity to take a survey for VRSF and i got $5 bucks back! what a great little thank you!

    i will always buy from tiago. then again i build relationships with people. im not just a fuckhead who complains about something but didnt do the right thing to get it fixed. too many people just bitch. not saying this is the case, just saying my point of view! Smile


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