Welcome to another episode of ,Mighty Mods now today we’re going to show you how to install a front mount intercooler on your car, we’re down at Just Jap, you will not believe this place everything you can imagine. What do you reckon Marty? Mods heaven, I want one. Let’s have a look around. Remember that feeling of going to Australia’s Wonderland when you’re a kid, well Just Jap kind of feels like that but the rides here go faster What? While Marty was cleaning out the store, I was over checking out the massive range of turbos before I reminded myself We’re actually here for a new intercooler and I found a whole wall of them and next to that? All the other parts I could ever need. But next door is what got us really gobsmacked – a cavernous room full of half-cuts and high-performance engine parts. The boys at Just Jap started assembling our kit, and we asked them if they had any advice First of all, you want to mount the intercooler in the centre position Loosely put your plumbing in get everything for way you want it to be and then tighten it all up. A lot of people first start from one end tighten everything up and find is too short on the other side because haven’t allowed for mistakes, that sort of thing, basically loosely mount it all and then tighten everything up, and it should fit pretty easily. Back to the Mighty Mods workshop. It’s time to get the bumper off and the Top Mount off, get stuck into it. This is the existing top mount intercooler and we’re replacing it with this one, so first up let’s get rid of the old intercooler and check out the difference in size! Next up remove the front bumper ‘Hello’. With the bumper off you can access the bolts that hold the bumper support beam in place. Probably the hardest bit of this whole install is cutting this bumper support, so we get stuck into it. Measure the halfway point on your front support, so you know exactly where to mount the intercooler. With the front support off it should look something like this. With a couple more measurements drawn up the Spark Doctor stepped forward to take charge of the angle grinder ‘Increasing my protection, hello.’ Needless to say if you’re inexperienced get professional help for your own safety. Grind off any sharp edges, so you don’t cut yourself putting it back on the car and paint the exposed edges with some primer this will stop rust. Now it’s time to put the bar back on and screw on the intercooler brackets. There goes our madd red toe hook from our black episode, but you have to take that off because otherwise no pipe If you’ve got this far, you through the worst of it, or maybe not! While removing the stock turbo up pipe an old bolt snapped in the turbo housing, meaning Mighty Mods suddenly turned into my Mighty Mates when we rang our mate Andrew to come and fix it for us. We had to grind off the remaining part of the bolt, drill it out, then re-thread the hole Right so Saturday came and went Unfortunately, we snapped a bolt on the turbo housing, luckily we got that fixed it’s now Sunday, and we’re up to cutting up this front bumper bar so it’ll fit back on the car over the front mount. Marty’s gonna jump in and go for a quick test drive to make sure everything’s tight, and there’s no leaks. So, how did it go? It goes so much better! Yeah, it goes awesome! With no leaks in everything working perfectly it’s back to the garage to modify the front bumper. Most of the time the front bumper needs to be modified to accommodate the intercooler, especially one this big, so with a dremel we trimmed off the troublesome piece ready to fit back to the GTI-R. It looks awesome! And the final verdict? Oh yess! Mad, how good is it!? And that’s a job well done. Alright, so we got there in the end. It’s an awesome mod. You did particularly well on this one Marty. It’s a lot of work. Yeah. It was big, it’s a really good mod to do any turbo car and keep it running cooler and you get more flow, more boost through it. So yeah lots of benefits. Very mad, and I’m you know if you’ve got a non-turbo car you could – no just joking, so I’ll see you on next episode, see you later, bye. I’m sinking.