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Right lads, I need to get this G60 on the road as soon as possible.
Does anyone have an intercooler & pipes that can fit the Mk2 conversion?
I know I can use the sprinter intercooler but again I order it and get the pipe work to fit, it'll be a few weeks and I'm running out of money fairly fast. Just looking for something to bolt in and be done with it. Plus I might have to get the charger rebuilt.

Can anyone help me? I have cash (not much now) waiting...
 

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To be honest Brian, It depends on what you are after long term. You can bolt in a cheap and cheerful intercooler like getting a corrado G60 one and making it fit or something else of similar size but if you think you are going to get bored on the power down the line and want more then you will need to go for a larger FMIC and will end up spending the money twice. A sprinter one can be picked up for reasonable money and probably even cheaper on ebay, You will need custom pipework though. Alternatively you can look for a Golf/Rallye G60 one but again you will pay Anywhere between €200-€300 for a good one of these and again you will need the pipework to go with it.
Dont scrimp on this as it could be worth BHP to you in the long run. If it were my car and I have been in this postion in the past do the job once and do it right. Nobody ever said these conversions are cheap to do and we all want our cars on the road ASAP but sometime it can be the best move to hold off until you can afford the right bits for it. If the absolute last thing you are waiting on to get the car on the road is an intercooler and pipework then you are more than on the home straight.
 

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As far as I know it's all I'm waiting on. The thing that worries me most is getting the pipework to fit. To be honest I don't want anything cheap, I've got this far already without scrimping, what I'm looking for is someone to go "Here ya go Brian, here's an intercooler & pipework for your car, just bolt it in and turn the key"
But will this ever happen
I'll pay the money no problem if I can get it.

Ah ya know the way ya get, I've been working on the car a few months now and it's still not on the road. You seem to pump money into it and still it looks like your getting nowhere. I just want to get the bloody thing going.
The sad thing is...I've never even drove a G60
 

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 11 2006, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The sad thing is...I've never even drove a G60

You could see that as a positive thing - imagine how it will feel when you do get to drive yours?

Good luck with the intercooler - I hope it's that last thing left to do.
 

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LIke leon says, youve taken your time till now, whats another few weeks. Get the sprinter int'cooler, fabricate some custom pipe work and be done with it. Have you sourced a Rallye outlet yet???
 

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QUOTE (Davec @ Jan 11 2006, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>LIke leon says, youve taken your time till now, whats another few weeks. Get the sprinter int'cooler, fabricate some custom pipe work and be done with it. Have you sourced a Rallye outlet yet???
Yeah, Ronan has one in the post for me Dave.
I totaly agree with Leon, just gettin tired of it all now:(
 

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Brian, the pipework for a sprinter intercooler and fitting is reasonably straight forward. You will need to make up a few brackets to fit it but its fairly easy stuff and a small bracket for one side of your rad as it will be pushed out a bit. The only awkward piece is the charger to intercooler side. With the Rallye U bend though this is obviously a lot easier. When you fit the cooler the inlet side (ie the charger to intercooler pipe) is on the drivers side of the car or left hand side as you look it at from the front. Its down low in the intercooler which makes it easier for you with the rallye U bend. The outlet from the cooler is on the passenger side or right hand side as you look in and this is basically a somewhat straight piece to the throttle body. If you had 2 samco or similar pieces for either end and a straight piece of stainless you would be sorted for that side. As I said dont stumble at the final hurdle, if you really wanted it badly you could have the it all sorted within about 2 weeks and thats allowing about 1 week 6 days for parts to arrive!!!
If you had all the bits there you could make brackets, fit and plumb up in a few hours.

Here, even found one for you!!!

Clicky ebay
 

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The pipework would be fairly similar for a Rallye intercooler as the outlets are in similar places. If you got that intercooler on ebay for in or around what its at now it would be a cheap enough setup and probably a nice bit cheaper than a rallye one.
 

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Mark, that one is sold unfortunatly.
Brian, just go with the sprinter one, Ronan fitted one of them to the last G60 conversion he did and its the job.
 

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Brian, as the lads have said, do it once and do it right. Unfortunately when a project is nearly done u just want the car out of the garage and on the road. Patience dear boy, it'll be worth it in the end!
 

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Brian,

I'm surprised that you didnt get Ronan to do the Intercooler and pipework on it while it was down being wired. He did a class job on Martin's one.............
 

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QUOTE (Trevor @ Jan 12 2006, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Brian,

I'm surprised that you didnt get Ronan to do the Intercooler and pipework on it while it was down being wired. He did a class job on Martin's one.............
In retrospect Trevor I should have, but at the time I was concentrating on getting the wiring done and never thought that far. But at least I know where I'm going now...(I think
) and should have everything sorted in 2-3 weeks
 

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Well Brian, its the biggest cooler you will get in there and is more than up to the job. You can bolt it in and forget about it. If I remember correctly I think DaveC might have taken some pipework out of his car, dont know if he still has it but might be worth giving him a shout and see. Would save you a few quid I am sure and shout be a sweet fit.
 

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Cheers Boys, will keep ya's updated
 
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