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SLK230 Intercooler Mod (DIY): Do You Want One?

CYP,
Thank you so much for providing the parts numbers and URL; precise work is what I neeed. I follow in your footsteps with prices in my hand, for those interested in this: Intercooler modifaction upgrade for your SLK. S. Johnson, Home Depot is the best! Thanks for the tip(s) and the forgotten part listed below. Last but not least, my most important question: CYP owns a 02' SLK230, I (however) own a 99'. Someone please tell I ordered the right parts?

Web.CXracing.com
Code Name
Quantity Price/Ea. Total
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AU-IC0035 Turbo Intercooler 28x7x2.5, 2.5 Inch Inlet & Outlet, 2.5 Inch Core
1 $129.00 $129.00
Shipping: FedEx Ground Service: $35.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
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Total: $164.00 USD = £89.58 GBP
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Product Quantity Price Amount

Vibrant Aluminum Joiner #FB-VIBRANT-JOINER
Size - 2.25 inch (add 1.13)
Total Price 9.24 : 1 : 9.24
Vibrant Aluminum Joiner #FB-VIBRANT-JOINER
Size - 2.50 inch (add 1.13)
Total Price 9.24 : 1 : 9.24
Stainless Steel T-Bolt Hose Clamps #SSTBC-X
Size - 262-For 2.25 in ID cplr
Total Price 4.00 : 1 : 4.00
Stainless Steel T-Bolt Hose Clamps #SSTBC-X
Size - 288-For 2.50 in ID cplr
Total Price 4.00 : 3 : 4.00

Subtotal : 34.48
Shipping : 8.00
TOTAL : 42.48
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Silicone hoses:

Silicone Reducing Elbow - 90 degrees #ASRE90-X
Size - 2.00 / 2.25
Color - Blue
Total Price 38.00
Samco 90 Degree Elbow 2-1/2" (63mm) ID, 5" legs #SAMCO-E9063
Color - Blue
Total Price 40.65
Subtotal: 78.65

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Forgotten Part List:
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"2 90 degree brackets to secure the intercooler to the bumper on the top on the inside of the bumper"
"use 4 rubber washers as shock absorbers for the intercooler"
And some silicone weather seal
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What's good? That was my first post btw. Call me manicdemise.

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good price from cx racing, he must have lowered his price.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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As it turns out, CX racing sells this same intercooler on eBay at a discounted price.

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Item # Item Title Quantity Price
190247905611 CXRacing INTERCOOLER 28x7x2.5 HONDA CIVIC CRX DEL SOL 1 $52.00
Subtotal: $52.00
Shipping and handling via Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service: $39.00
Shipping insurance(required): $1.00
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Total: $92.00
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Also if want the good couplers: go to

Web.JDMultimate.com
QTY Part Number Description Price Extended Price
1 XE9063-BLK Samco Race Parts - Xtreme Series $42.63 $42.63
1 XRE906357-BLK Samco Race Parts - Xtreme Series $42.63 $42.63

Items Total: $85.26
Shipping Total: $16.92
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Grand Total: $102.18
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Samco hoses is where it's at; get blue or red. Thanks to Steve Johnson for the insider trading tip(s). All the other stuff get at boost controllers.

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