What does the core measure at?
Core size impacts capacity to cool.
For reference a2a intercooler cores;
Stock mr2 intercooler 201 cubic inch
Aftermarket mr2 side mount 270 cubic inch
Above have long heating intercooler pipes, volume est 180 cubic inch, across manifold / next to dump pipe.
A shape mr2 passenger upgrade (aka ATS Racing) 388 cubic inch.
Boot/Trunk mr2 style up to 874 cubic inch (personally 622 cubic inch)
Stock BA approx 221 cubic inch (resulting in a comparative cooling to a stock/aftermarket intercooler performance)
Top mount (side position) best to match with curved blade slim fans underneath, removing engine lid shroud (or part there of as looks like a n/a engine lid), ceramic paint end tank closest to throttle body plus intercooler pipe to throttle body, reflective wrap intercooler out pipe to throttle body.
Having a larger out (pipe size at end tank) of the intercooler can also help flow. The out of the intercooler out looks smaller than your throttle body size. If the core is a decent size / you plan to run long term, IMO be worth getting the intercooler to a fab shop to cut the put pipe bigger and weld on a bigger out / matched size to your throttle body size.
Good work and enjoy the drive.
post edited by TonyMR2 - 2019/06/16 18:50:00