Okay ya'll, let me just first say, I'm not trying to revolutionize intercooler locations but looking at the car today in prepping for turbo motor, I started thinking..
1) if I want to keep the a/c, theres like NO room for a front mount unless from what I see, I take off the front bumper beam all together.
2) Top mount can lead to heatsoak, which could be a big problem for my autoX desires.
So this is what I was thinking, how about installing a hood scoop the the front part of the passenger side hood? Like right where the stock n/a air box would sit? Theres no motor sitting under it to heatsaok too bad, and there is plenty of space. The scoop would be off center of course but I don't really care. I am really looking to do a small intercooler which will support no more than like 250whp. Spool is important too so thats also why I want a smaller one.
The other two ideas were mounting it near the bottom of the engine with a up scoop or since my drivers side fender is so busted anyway, just cutting a scoop there?
I'd appreciate your opinions.
Edited by Hinano, 02 May 2014 - 02:49 PM.