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2011/02/01 11:59:48 (permalink)
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W2A kit

just wondering if anyone has bought from or know of the quality of this brand?
http://www.frozenboost.com/product_info.php?cPath=216&products_id=1034&osCsid=aaaea2e81efbb50d5adf2d8e2287a8d3

Seems like a good budget friendly w2a, but not sure whether you get what you pay for with these things?
Have currently got an ebay greddy air to air cooler, so just weighing up whether it is worth upgrading to w2a with this kit, or saving the money and going with a higher end brand down the track
Any thoughts or opinions?
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    beagle_senior
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 12:29:41 (permalink)
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    i got the 600hp kit, it looks ok, have intstalled all parts apart for the intercooler itself as i have to wait to put the engine back in...
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 13:18:41 (permalink)
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    I also have the 600hp kit but without the water pump. I went with an EMSPowered pump instead.

    Quality seems pretty good, the intercooler is quite beefy and I like the design. No leaks or anything so far.
    The fans are a bit lousy though

    Pics:


    The heat exchanger which just barely fits (had to do some chopping)


    And the intercooler which is painted. It's mounted onto the gearbox
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 13:45:04 (permalink)
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    I have one of there kits. No problems here.
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 13:53:53 (permalink)
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    Looks great zerogk, a pretty tight fit though! Was it much effort getting the cooler mounted up front? Was only looking into the 350HP version so I could mount it easily in the stock position because I'm lazy like that :P
    It does make way more sense to mount it at the front... will have to scope it all out once I get my car back, although I can imagine it'd be a massive PITA without a rotary lift! What did you use for piping between the heat exchanger and intercooler btw?

    @beagle_senior would be interested to see how it goes for you as I have a sw20 as well, if you can find the time keep us posted on your progress!

    Cheers, ed
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 14:03:14 (permalink)
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    i have one, quality is fairly decent for stuff made in china, esp the heat exchanger, im very impressed with that. Also stuka uses the 600hp kit on his car which is making 286rwkws. Unless u want to go for a little more power, W2A major advantage is that it is more reliable at keeping temps more constant. Im in melb, if you want some detailed pics of the kit im happy to upload some, or u can even drop by and check it out if ur keen. Also, i would definitely upgrade the pump to the bosch cobra unit over the other one they provide. Total price still ends up much cheaper than almost any other alternative for intercooling the MR2.
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 14:21:00 (permalink)
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    Yeah it's pretty tight, but only because I went for the large heat exchanger. Had to remove the A/C.
    I think it fits better in the front of an SW20 but don't quote me on that, lol

    I used 3/4" annealed copper pipe and 3/4" heater hose to connect it all. To be honest, bending the pipes into shape was a huge pain in the a** and I never want to do it again in my life! Better to go with braided hose if you can afford it, or even just heater hose for the whole setup but I'm not sure if that's a great idea.

    Mounting it in the front is definitely better though. Ideally the heat exchanger should have as much surface area as possible with maximum airflow, even if the intercoooler is a small one.
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 14:32:13 (permalink)
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    as for running my lines from the front to the rear, i and using the heater pipes that are already under the car, has i have disconnected the heater ages ago, so that made it alot easier for me. I ended up getting a heap of blue 3/4 heater hose from rocketindustries.com which cost about $100 for 30ft i think it was...

    as for mounting the h/e pics below

    i havent put in the cooler yet though





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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 16:46:17 (permalink)
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    ed you can have a look at mine, I will be passing the shop in the next week or two, I can help you install it if you decide to go that way
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 16:49:33 (permalink)
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    I have the 350HP kit, but opted for a Type 13 core for this fitment:



    I'd also recommend the Bosch pump as it's a purpose built W2A unit. Everything in the kit is decent quality, however I was not entirely happy with the brass fittings I also purchased. The thread forms are not quite right and they required a lot of hard setting sealant to prevent them leaking. Teflon tape may also work.

    I fitted the heat exchanger in the factory A2A location mostly out of laziness, but the system still works very well.

    More details here:
    http://www.mr2australia.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16525
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 19:12:11 (permalink)
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    Out of curiousity - is there anything else needed for this kit to work effectively if one was to have a front mounted h/e and run new lines front to back with keeping the a/c in place?
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 19:21:21 (permalink)
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    im not too sure there is enough room up front to keep the a/c with any heat exchanger, someone may have fitted one in, but even without a/c mine was a tight fit
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 20:32:52 (permalink)
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    this guy seems to have the heat exchanger at the front while keeping the a/c
    http://mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=386729&highlight=frozenboost
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 21:08:32 (permalink)
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    yeah he has but if you search for pics of his car with a front bar on, he has a phoenix kit which sticks out further forward then the stock bar, i had a few issues with the stock bar going back on as there are vertical parts near the centre of the bar it kept hitting

    http://mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=317039
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    RE: W2A kit 2011/02/01 21:10:00 (permalink)
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    I fitted a type 100 heat exchanger in the front with a/c. Did require a bit of work but not that hard. I dont have any photos of it yet
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