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Old 17 December 2016, 10:13 AM
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hi guys ,its been a while , hope everyone is keeping well ? question - has anyone polished up the top n bottom frame ( not fins ) of an intercooler ??
or is it a rattle can only job , ive just bought an sti intercooler and pipes in readiness for an upgrade and remap for my black hawk and was looking to tidy it up a bit , thanks in advance , chris fattaff
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Old 18 December 2016, 10:19 PM
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It will polish up with some elbow grease and sweat.
Do you have the matching undertray as this will get the air through the larger area.
Hope all is well butty.
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Old 18 December 2016, 11:20 PM
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ahhh ! no mention of matching undertray from breaker, he is giving me brackets and pipes etc but no mention of undertray , can u educate me on its function please (ian ) iirc
might have dropped a bo lark have I ?
btw the parts are in post somewhere between north east and Swansea , hes a breaker on scoobynet and facebook
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Old 18 December 2016, 11:48 PM
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ahh right bonnet scoop undertray /deflector etc- in a word no!
the sti tmic is from a blob, can I fit an sti tray from a blob onto my hawk or is model specific ? thanks in advance guys
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They are model specific. To get the best flow I would get the Hawk STi top mount and undertray.
If my memory serves me the cooling area of the Hawk IC is greater than the Blob STi.
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Old 22 January 2017, 02:58 PM
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the blob sti I/c is almost twice the size of hawk wrx I/c
it all cleaned up pretty good with scotchbrite pad ,drill mounted polish pad and compound and then autosol
n/s bracket from both I/c didn't fit and had to weld/extend one
looks nice sitting in engine bay,just had remap done, nuthin crazy just prodrive sorta thing, hawk is now REALLY torquey,
thanks for all advice guys ,chris fattaff
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Nice to hear, any pics of the intercooler in place? What figures did you achieve and who mapped it for you?
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Old 23 January 2017, 11:05 PM
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will post photo when I get chance
nuthin crazy tyrone cos its my daily and I don't want to mess with it too much its around 265/270 bhp ish
all done with Dave Coe garage in gorseinon
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
will post photo when I get chance
nuthin crazy tyrone cos its my daily and I don't want to mess with it too much its around 265/270 bhp ish
all done with Dave Coe garage in gorseinon
I did hear that Dave was remapping cars now, I'm not sure which system he uses but sure it now pulls like a train like all the 2.5's do once they've had a remap, they all create very nice torque.
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its now very torquey ty, it pulls in third really really well , almost like a different car
also now installed an atmospheric dump valve , which I'm not really sure about tbh, never had one b4 and its taking a bit of getting used to, it interrupts my listening pleasure of radio 2 ever so slightly so dunno if its gonna stay ? but hawk now drives lovely, I'm really pleased
next job I'm thinking of is a steering wheel refurb , with alacantara ?? anyone used a firm that they cud recommend??
was reading a thread on here somewhere and they were raving about some firm in midlands I think, will have to re read thread
I wud recommend dave coe for remap tho
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steering wheel company was royal wheels in bucks, anybody here used them ?, they seem to have good reviews
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We know a man in thE Rhondda that does pretty epic steering wheel retriming.
Are you on FB?
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Originally Posted by The Trooper 1815 View Post
We know a man in thE Rhondda that does pretty epic steering wheel retriming.
Are you on FB?
yes ian , I am , who is he ?
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Originally Posted by The Trooper 1815 View Post
They are model specific. To get the best flow I would get the Hawk STi top mount and undertray.
If my memory serves me the cooling area of the Hawk IC is greater than the Blob STi.
Think the blobeye is bigger than the Hawkeye, think the hawkeye is narrower due to the bigger throttle body for the fly by wire throttle on the hawkeye STI.
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
steering wheel company was royal wheels in bucks, anybody here used them ?, they seem to have good reviews
Originally Posted by The Trooper 1815 View Post
We know a man in thE Rhondda that does pretty epic steering wheel retriming.
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Originally Posted by fattaffracingco View Post
yes ian , I am , who is he ?
The wheel in my M3 was done by Royal, they have done loads of the M3 forum and are very good.

Lee Kyte is the man to speak to though, he is a quality trimmer!!
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yes ian , I am , who is he ?
Lee Kyte
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