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well as some of you know im droppin a blasktop sr in my 1973 datsun 620.
not to jump on some untra-cool drift- yo top mount band wagon... but
you guys see any reson becides cooling for the top mount???

but a frount mount in the grill of my little truck would look scary..
anyways hit me up .. blah blah blah..
 

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andrewmp6 said:
top mounts suck most people that buy a car with one change it to a front mount ask any aussie about a gtir

not always true.

my friend's all trac has a stock air to water top mount and people with the air to air pay good money for it, its a solid TMIC.
 

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^ thats because its a AIR to WATER, you didnt state what kind of IC you're planning to use, air to water then i say go top-mount, but air to air, FMIC is probably the best solution for your cooling needs, i know a lotta MR2 owners do that air to water ic of the All-trac
 

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i just think its dumb having a intercooler over the hottest part of the car right over the engine water to air you can rig up anywhere on the intake most are like a 4 inch thick pipe by like 4 or 5 inchs long and you got a lil tank and pump
 

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the top mount on my wrx got incredibly heat soaked.. the last time I did a track day with it, I put a bag of ice on it and it melted through in just a couple minutes..
 

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The GTiR top mount was nicknamed the "Interwarmer"

I had a corolla with a 4agze swap that had a top mount. It got heat soaked pretty quick and lost heaps of power.

But if you design your air ducting properly a top mount will be fine for a small turbo engine - especially if you have no room for a frontmount like in a little datsun.

An alternative to a topmount would be a custom made long, thin-height intercooler that sits behind the grille in between the headlights of the 620.
 
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