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Old 09 Sep 2012, 08:46 pm
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Hello All!

Do the Neon SRT4 and the GT Cruiser share the same intercooler and piping?

Who has done a intercooler upgrade and what sort of results did you get.
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Old 09 Sep 2012, 08:50 pm
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Hello All!

Do the Neon SRT4 and the GT Cruiser share the same intercooler and piping?

Who has done a intercooler upgrade and what sort of results did you get.
no

several owners

very good


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Old 09 Sep 2012, 09:19 pm
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The stock intercooler is good for up to 300 WHP.... so, unless you have a bigger turbo or a big wheel stocker, you are OK with what you have right now..
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Old 09 Sep 2012, 10:44 pm
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You have to modify the mounts to make the SRT4 FMIC fit in the PT. Which year do you have? You can see in my sig block the photo of my car with the extremely upgraded IC. With the '06 and up PT's you have to do some very minor mods to the front bumper cover for it to fit, but it mounts perfectly.

Now, before you do any upgrades to the IC, you need to make sure you have converted from factory pipes to steel (stainless preferred) up-pipes, and especially the hot-pipe. You'll be wasting the extra cooling capabilities with a larger IC if you don't upgrade those crappy rubber pipes.

Here's the up-pipe on mine, and a glimpse of the intake pipe too. I don't know where my photo is of the hot-pipe.

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Old 09 Sep 2012, 11:32 pm
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You running a big turbo or something we don't know about? You don't need to upgrade your intercooler.
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Old 10 Sep 2012, 10:14 pm
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You running a big turbo or something we don't know about? You don't need to upgrade your intercooler.
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Old 10 Sep 2012, 11:01 pm
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Apexanimal over at The Crew is selling his Stage 2 fmic if anyone is interested. Just stop over there and go to the "haves and have nots" (for sale) section and check his "Part Out Stage 1: Power" parts for sale thread. You can PM him from there for the details.

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Apexanimal over at The Crew is selling his Stage 3 fmic if anyone is interested. Just stop over there and go to the "haves and have nots" (for sale) section and check his Stage parts for sale thread. You can PM him from there for the details.

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and to add to Jerry's post. the BFMIC he speaks of is the ONLY one on the market that is direct fit.
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Old 12 Sep 2012, 07:08 pm
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and to add to Jerry's post. the BFMIC he speaks of is the ONLY one on the market that is direct fit.
I also agree with this. It's a PITA to find one that fits without a lot of modifications.
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