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Does the core look okay?
buying it used for $100 or best offer
looking to make 400-500hp

im new to intercooler and looking for a good deal on used ic found this local for 100 obo

Trying to score a good core something like Garrett precision vibrant treadstone or something along that nature

does this look like a good core intercooler? For the price 100 obo












E: bought the vibrant intercooler for a deal 155 shipped
heres how it looks





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I also found this guy selling a new vibrant core intercooler for $175 shipped

But I’m steered towards used local as it’s cheaper and it’s local
but lmk what ya think



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Second one, hands down. The fin density on the first is lacking in comparison. The first one you posted, I have, and while I haven't used it yet, give it MAYBE 3/5 stars. It looks good, nice construction; hefty.. Fin density sucks, even compared to my CXRACING intercooler..

Get the Vibrant.
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Also I’m looking at this intercooler piping setup
looks promising $179.99 shipped
but only problem is cold side is 3”
hotside is 2.5 flared to 3 at end
Wouldn’t 2.5” for STREET ONLY be better and more responsive?
I emailed them hoping to make a 2.5” complete instead of 3”/2.5->3” flared
my setup is
81.5mm cp pistons 10:1 b18b1

Also I’m looking at this intercooler piping setup
looks promising $179.99 shipped
but only problem is cold side is flared 3”
hotside is 3” complete
Wouldn’t 2.5” for STREET ONLY be better and more responsive?
I am gonna ask for 2.5” complete but I don’t know if that options available from their website
my setup is
81.5mm cp pistons 10:1 b18b1
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manley rods
b16a2 head
itr cams
750cc bosch
walbro 255
450hp capable master power Brazil turbo
metigolous log manifold pic below
https://socalraceparts.com/products/...eg-pp-2p-hd-bl




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2.5 iσ better fοr 95 out of 100 hondas.
Setup looks good.

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Second one is the better option. I'm not a fan of used FMIC's because they may be damaged and you won't find out until you actually install it. If you don't get the Vibrant one, try looking into Treadstone. I have the TR8L and it works fine.
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Interesting that you got one of Metigulous's manifolds.

2.5" is preferable to 3" until ~700+HP.

Garrett cores, IMO, stand above most others. Including Vibrant, Treadstone, and maybe Precision, but any of them can do the job.
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Interesting that you got one of Metigulous's manifolds.

2.5" is preferable to 3" until ~700+HP.

Garrett cores, IMO, stand above most others. Including Vibrant, Treadstone, and maybe Precision, but any of them can do the job.
bad thing or good thing?

i gotten a very good deal on it
180 or 190 brand new
good news the vibrant intercooler. Paying 155 shipped
the piping the company socal race parts gonna create 2.5” by Friday so there’s that
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Originally Posted by KiNGDEE206 View Post
bad thing or good thing?

i gotten a very good deal on it
180 or 190 brand new
good news the vibrant intercooler. Paying 155 shipped
the piping the company socal race parts gonna create 2.5” by Friday so there’s that
I am definitely interested in your opinion on the manifold. I love the look of them .
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