So you want to put an SRT4 IC in your TD?

The topic of putting an SRT4 intercooler in a turbo dodge has been a hot one as of late. Due to the fact that they are readily avilable, high quality, and realtivly cheap they would make a good chioce for a front mount intercooler. Although some would like to debate the performance of these coolers one fact remains, they are much better than a stocker, and can be purchased for about %50 of what most of the other common IC do.

This page s dedicated to SRT4 IC mounting in the various TD body styles. There are only a couple covered thus far, but you can submit your install to bwcordes@oakland.edu



SRT4 IC in a L-body
SRT4 IC in a G-body
SRT4 IC in a P-body
STR4 IC in a A-body

Here as some links on turbododge.com That show how to put an SRT4 IC in a Omni, or Charger. note that although this following thread shows an SRT4 IC going into a charger, I have seen them fitted the same way in an Omni GLHT, but it sits right behind the front bumper on the Omni. http://www.turbododge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65270

There are a few good write-ups out there for the Daytona/lazers Here are a few threads containing some good information. http://www.turbododge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63082&highlight=SRT4
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657643/4

Here is a pic showing where the IC will be on a spirit/acclaim. Thanks to 90Acclaim for the pic.
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Here is a writeup of the installation of my SRT4 IC in my Shadow.


This is a view of the piping. Much grinding was done to the rad support inorder to find the best way for me to get it in there Therefore, there is not a lot of rad support left in my car, but it functions just the same.

Here is a good shot of it from the front. Note the filter stuck directly behind the rad. It BARELY fit in there. It is actually sitting on a 45* bend which tilted it just so that the hood will close without contacting it. The HKS BOV is not in the ideal position. It is welded to 2" pipe because I picked the setup for cheap off of ebay. Also not ideal. I will state what will become a re-occuring theme of the fact that if there was a TII rad out of an 89 tona in the car, the project would have been much easier. The filter would have been able to go right to the front and the piping would have been able to go from the turbo to the pass side.

This pic shows how the IC sits directly behind the front bumper. Once again not ideal, but it is the only place I could put it securely without having to relocate the battery. Note the bracket which is holding it up. It was made from flattened angle iron with holed predrilled in it that I picked up from home depot. There is also some 2 1/4in. ID hose that had been slipped over the bracket to protect the IC from rubbing, and hold it more securely.


Here is a shot of the angle iron that I bolted to the front of the rad support area, which serves as a shelf for the IC to sit on.


An under side view of the IC and bracketry. Note that there is not a bracket on the drivers side of the car as there is about a 1/4 in of clearance between the IC and bumper on that side. However the stock brackets on the IC were cround to fit around the bumper post on that side, and the bumper post bolts are holding that side in place.


View of the driver side tubing from the turbo to the IC. I had to remove the cruise to get it in there.


This pic shows how closely the pass side pipe is to the alt bracket. NOTE: I put the IC in with the first sections of pipe already attached which worked out great until I blew off the hose at the IC right here. I had to pull off the alt. and bracket to get the hose back on. I ground down the braket quite a bit to make room for the pipe to be installed with the front of the car on, and it has made all the difference, although I have only blown that pipe off once more. Save yourself the 2+ hours and grind the bracket while you have the car apart the first time.


Pic of the front of the car with the cooler installed. Also a pic of every thing that had to be removed about 100 times for the install. Bumper cover, bumper, drivers side bumper support, rad, grill, headlights, and other odds and ends where removed for this project. Very stealthy, but not as effiecient as it could be. There is enough room under there to make a duct that would route air to the IC.

Based on the fact that I believe I can wedge the cooler between the headlights with some grinding here is what could be done differntly to make a world of difference.

1. dont be lazy and move the battery to the pass side where the vapor canister used to be. This would allow the drivers side IC inlet to have a way to the TB.

2. Run a rad out of an 89 TII tona which would have allowed me to move the IC over several inches there by clearing the battery in the sock location. Air would come out of the turbo across the car, and in over the alternator.

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