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HKS V-mount Instructions and First Impressions

Old 10-04-18, 08:52 AM
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I haven't driven it yet and need to drive over 5 speed bumps just to leave my complex. I suspect I will be fine. The only thing that really hangs low is the front plastic frame surrounding the fan. It's really not bad. Unless your car is slammed
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Old 02-07-19, 09:38 PM
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Dale, do you know what gauge wires you used for the fan and fuse block wiring?
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Old 02-08-19, 08:50 AM
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Can't remember. I just had some spare wire that was the same size as the stock wiring, I didn't look for a particular gauge.

You can easily get a roll of wire at the auto parts store that's the right size. It's probably 16 or 14 gauge, somewhere in there.

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Old 02-11-19, 07:57 AM
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Dale, thanks again for the thread. It looks like the fans are about 14awg, some of those wires in the fuse box are another step or two up.

I really wish there were more documentation on this kit. The manual is great at telling you what you need for each step but then the illustrations are next to useless. I've been working on cars for 15+ years as a hobby and this has made me feel like an amateur. I will try to take a bunch of pics to share.

So far I've got my rad + fans, condenser and air splitter mounted. I test fitted the intercooler and radiator piping yesterday. I do not have much room for that pipe that goes from the front of the rad, routing as Dale has it pictured will result in some rubbing as it stands. Going to play with it some more but I'm really itching to get this done as ive had my car since October and I think its been on the road a full two months of that with upgrades and replacements in between.

Also, I have a RHD 92 model. The ac lines do NOT work. The routing looks the same but the ends will not go to my oem stuff. Hoping I can swap the ends of my factory lines over or something to get that sorted. My a/c was blowing the fuse but i'd like to have it in the future as summer SUCKS here.
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Some detail photos for anyone finding this down the road. I will add some words and more photos as I go.








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Feed bumper required some trimming to clear the rad and brackets in the lower part of the opening. The fans hang low but im not too worried since they are closer to the front wheels, sometimes i drag my bumper on the driveway but no issues with the fans hitting.




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