Air to water intercoolers.

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 00:28
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Anyone got one, know anything about them? Are they available in Oz? Thinking about one in hilux no room up font and I don't want to cut a hole in the bonnet.

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Reply By: wazza - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 07:51

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 07:51
Goodsy, I found this site helpful for a bit of intercooler info. A ring to them, they do a lot of custom work in Brisbane. Not sure about their prices.

http://www.are.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Wazza - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 07:54

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 07:54
And they quote:

From sketch drawn custom engineered aluminium constructions, to header tanks, alloy pipework, unique one-off intercoolers and radiators, we cater for all kinds of aluminium engine cooling equipment. Got an idea, why not challenge us!!!
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Reply By: wazza - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 08:01

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 08:01
Go to custom jobs on this page:

"The air / water intercooler is off a Subaru Liberty & is perfect for this application. It has plenty of capacity for both intake charge (resulting in a small pressure drop) & water volume - giving good heat transferance. Also fits in real neat to adding to the overall appearence of the engine bay."

So they have at least worked with them before.
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Follow Up By: Wazza - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 08:03

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 08:03
When I said "this page", I meant:http://www.are.com.au/

p.s. I have no affiliation
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 09:23

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 09:23
No room up front behind grill? Ive heard of other intercooled Luxs.
You dont want to cut a hole in bonnet...

Even with air to water, air flow is needed. Or your wasting $1000+ on an intercooler..


GU bonnet scoop is $100 new and around $100 to have fitted

You could look at things like
Odyssey Autosports Scoops Some nice units there!

But you will need some sort of air flow. Its like a radiator with no air going thru, what happens?

The water will do only so much, and with no air flow it will have to do so much more.


AWILL4x4 will know more when he checks his mail tonight, but ARE is around the best website for info on them.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 21:19

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 21:19
I don't want to cut a hole in the bonnet because of resale. Most people are scared or modified cars when buying second hand.
Could fit a thinner water radiator in front of ac radiator this would have air flow from fan. A lot more than a top mount air to air intercooler. Very small space behind there. They must have changed the hilux after 1997 model as safari only offers an intercooler for this year. Interested in air to water as they are easier to fit/plumb in, but as with most things price and performance are the decision makers.
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Follow Up By: Bonz - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 22:08

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 22:08
I have a friend with a HiuLux with a GU scoop in the bonnet and it looks stock and looks good too, just get someone who knows what they are doing to fit it and paint it the same color,darker colors are schmick
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 23:07

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 23:07
Bonz hit it 100% on the head here...

Get someone who has done it and knows his stuff.

Theres a guy thats recommended by my local Nissan dealer, this guy buys 4-5 scoops at a time.... he does lots, and George has seen the work and swears by it.
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:03

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:03
I hear what your saying with the hole in the bonnet.

But anyone who is buying it and realises its intercooled, will realise its needed. Most people that would look at intercooled would be the young bloke on his P's thinking TURBO INTERCOOLED!!!!! POWER!!!!! Wouldnt bother him with the hole in the bonnet.

Is the rest of your truck stock? the reason Im asking is that if its modified much, like a semi/serious offroader, then the person buyign it would be happy to have the hole in there.

As long as it looks like it blends in to the bonnet like some of the Oddessy ones.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:29

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:29
sent emai to "are" they have a surf ute with an air to water intrcooler. Hilux not as mofified a lost one but your right truckster don't think I should worry about hole had to cut a big one for snorkel. Where did you get your intercooler?

mods
2000 Turbo Diesel SR5 Hilux D/C
ARB bullbar,side rails, rear bar,
Safari snorkel, 2 inch lift &
265/75R16 Cooper st's on prado rims
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:31

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:31
Im getting a custom built one :D Based on DTS, but BIGGER!!!!! Larger volume

Awill4x4 thats on this list makes intercoolers for drag cars, and ginos.

ive seen his work, he has the goods. I hve photos of his work if your interested.

he is in Melbourne and works for D&F Racing in Carrum Downs.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:48

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 22:48
Not ready just yet. Researching. Will give D&F a call. The Downs only 30 minutes away. Whats yours costing and where do you plan to get it turned?
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 08:39

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 08:39
if you mean tuning.....

There is a place part of the same building that has a dyno and does dyno tuning... :D could be a good place to start.
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Reply By: goodsy - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 17:28

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 17:28
Just got reply from ARE.
G/day Tim
$2900 for a full kit which is Intercooler, radiator, waterpump & hoses.
They are much more stable in their temperature control. Approx. 20 - 50 deg.c. cooler in slow slogging & only 0 - 8 deg.c. hotter at 100 kph on the highway, & that's if you have a very large lourved bonnet scoop.
Regards Richard

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Reply By: goodsy - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 17:29

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 17:29
Just got reply from ARE.
G/day Tim
$2900 for a full kit which is Intercooler, radiator, waterpump & hoses.
They are much more stable in their temperature control. Approx. 20 - 50 deg.c. cooler in slow slogging & only 0 - 8 deg.c. hotter at 100 kph on the highway, & that's if you have a very large lourved bonnet scoop.
Regards Richard
Got me thinking.

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