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
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.