Would you mind getting some pics of it in the day light too :-)?
Really debating if I want to get mine done... Just don't know if I have the guts to do it ?
Can I just ask if you have modded a car like this before?
If so when it came to selling it was the value in price any different ? Also because obviously some people when buying a car don't always want things like that which I guess lowers the interest a bit too which could make sales a longer process ?
Sorry... No more pics yet.
I have modded an Focus ST before. When it came to selling I stripped it back to standard. Sold the mods then the car. No bother.
Posted by dohboy78
on 14 September 2013 - 07:49 PM
Today John-ST3 has worked a miracle and fitted the Airtec intercooler.
The 2 radiator spacers were quickly removed with a deft twist of Johns hand.
We then looked at the space... now wide enough... but not tall enough. John got his hammer... and removed the entire air feed from the top of the intercooler space. In Fords wisdom they decided to fit the 3 foot air feed all the way along the top of the intercooler...
(See the black flexible tubing along the front... which actually takes air from the engine... not from the grill??)
as opposed to a 6" tube to the grill in front of the air box... genius!! So the lot was stripped out and binned.
So this was the space left...
From here it was relatively easy going. The Airtec fitted easily in the gap. Everything bolted up. Now the Airtec is only fixed from the 2 mounting brackets at the bottom. So the top flops around and clanks against the radiator. WTF were Airtec thinking of??? Not impressed. Eventually a bracket will have to be created to go from the horn mount on the top of the intercooler to the front crash bar. For now a couple of bits of card jammed in stop it slapping around. Airtec/Auto-Specialists will get a call regarding their diabolical fitting instructions and poor stability!
But its all fitted. Throttle response is a tad smoother, but should notice more difference once mapped and de-cat and DPF delete pipe fitted. Forgot to take any pics of it fitted... will get some soon.
Also new wheels should not be far away... watch this space!
Posted by dohboy78
on 01 September 2013 - 06:25 PM
So I decided to fit my spangly new Airtec Intercooler today.
I jacked the car up using the jacking point... only to hear creaking and a big bang. Looked under and found this!
WTF!! Not happy. So decided to carry on anyways. Took forever to strip the old intercooler out. Stupid ford putting the jubilee clip screw on the top of the pipe... completely inaccessible from underneath. But I persisted and finally got if out.
Then offered up the Airtec to find their is no way on gods earth it will fit. At this point I had had enough and decided to have my lunch and come back and have a look to make sure I wasn't being a divvy! But no...Not only is it too tall and wide, but it fouls these... (Look in the hole where you can see the ground... there is a square bit o plastic)
(Top of the pic)
whatever they are??
Just not enough space...
So my favorite task... put every !Removed! thing back again. Cue cursing, scraped knuckles and thing getting thrown around!!
So basically my only day off in 14, and I have fitted 4 well nuts and my newly painted fog lights!
Not happy in the least. Have messaged John-ST3 who is going to have a look in a few weeks.