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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sabbath', May 7, 2013.
That wiring makes me feel soooo much better about whats under the dash of my G6ET....
Does it look something like this?
The LED light bar's on the bullbar are pretty useless for distance but they give a nice spot spread up close. The only reason they're on there is because i blew a globe in my IPF 800D's and had these sitting around. They were going to go on as roof rack lights but they were bigger than i expected.
The little ones mounted on the roof rack punch out a heap of light. Which is good. The only drawback to them is there is a bit of a dead zone about 1m out from the sides. This isnt so much a problem on the back because my reverse lights are 7w CREE's and do an awesome job of flooding the immediate area.
I'd say no, but Tas would say yes.
nah, dunno if I can be stuffed with a thread, see how we go
Coffee n Cars with Ari's Skyline
I would say... Not that dissimilar. Especially after I went head first into it #ziptiesareforlosers
For the record... To make you both feel better, you guys have nothing for the under dash of my Prado. If I ever feel lime being shamed... I might post a photo.
Long time no post, havent really done a whole lot. Cruiser doesnt get daily driven anymore as i take the wagon into work. Had to decide on a Christmas present for myself so i was going to get a set of rock sliders and brush bars. But given that i dont get out on the tracks as much as i tow with it i decided to finally get around to intercooling it.
After doing a bunch of research i concluded that going A2A wasnt going to be the best option as it would mean running the pipework up through the wheel arches and the core size would be limited due to the winch.
So i decided on going for a Water to Air setup. Had a look on Ebay and the only available options were a real letdown as far as "kits" went. Either the core was the wrong size or the heat exchanger was too small.
Found out about Frozenboost - Air to Water Intercooler and made up my own "kit" for less than the compromise i found on eBay.
Water to Air Intercoolers
The Heat Exchanger:
Air to Water Radiator
Water to Air Pump 0392022002
Water to Air Ice Box Reservoir
Radiator Cooling Fan
Finally a W2A bit of kit!
nice we used clear pvc hose with wire reinforcing like food grade stuff and blue water wetter. Load the chilly bin up with ice and you can get the cooler frosting.
We also installed a solenoid to bypass resiviour and it needed a second pump to get enough flow you might not have same issues depending on how you set it up
I've got an old bilge pump sitting here that i might stick into the overflow to help circulate the water around. Not going to ever load it up with ice as it will be melted by the time i get to the top of the street. Reason i got the tank was to add more capacity to the system.
Just placed the order through tonight so should be here by the end of January at the latest, which works well because Plazmaman has gone on holidays until the 16th so i cant get the manifold adapter anyway.
Modify the lid with an input and output, run another pump and radiator: cool your coolant while your cooling your coolant.
So the first part of my intercooler setup arrived, AusPost being AusPost im still waiting on the rest of it...
The Core and the Bosch Cobra pump:
Ran into a slight hiccup with the sizing and placement, measured it up before i bought it and got the same one as somebody off another forum but it's not going to work the way i thought it would due to the height of the core itself. So im going to have to mount it up further back on the stepup of the rocker cover. Not a big issue just means a few more pipe runs than i wanted.
Mocked it up out of a cardboard box but really need to take the crossover pipe off to get the depth right.
This is the core that the other person used, theirs is actually bigger than the one i got in dimension but thickness is still the same so it may work out in the end.
While I had the bonnet open decided it was as good a time as any to get started on cleaning up the wiring shambles i created a few months back.
Just a reminder of the shitstorm...
And this is the progress thus far.
Will most likely use this lovely great open space for the water tank for the intercooler as it's on the cold side of the motor and having spare room in the engine bay is overrated
Nice! Where did you get that Narva fuse box? and does it work via one power input or do you need a supply run to each fuse?
Picked it up off fleabay for $50 or something similar.
Runs a common power that all the fuses feed off. It has two posts so you can run 6 fuses off Constant and 6 off Accessories and it also has 12 common earth returns.
**** yeah, gotta get me one of those! I have everything but fuse box and cable for running between aux battery and the fuse box that will be on my tray, what size wire did you use between the two and for earth?
Using 50A for each circuit and 150A between the battery and fusebox
More goodies arrived today
Still waiting on my second package from FrozenBoost.
Is a 150A fuse necessary between the two? and each circuit depends on what your running doesn't it, mine will mostly just be a merit socket which is supposed to only be 15A(for fridge) and probably a usb socket for phone charging probably about 15A aswell... assume your 50A is for lights?
The final part of the intercooler finally arrived from FrozenBoost.
So it arrived yesterday, fitted yet?
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