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Old 04-13-08, 06:03 PM   #1
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So, yesterday while traveling at ~160km/hr...

I sucked up a bird...







Stupid sky rats.....
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Old 04-13-08, 06:07 PM   #2
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Mesh grill over the intake maybe?
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Old 04-13-08, 06:16 PM   #3
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isn't that the intercooler, not the air intake?

so there was no sucking involved but rather just a lodging?

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Old 04-13-08, 06:18 PM   #4
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isn't that the intercooler, not the air intake?
Yeah, the scoop on a WRX is designed to pound air onto the intercooler and turbo, I'm just lucky it went in where it did.

And yeah, it sucked. It looked like it pulled the bird from slightly above the scoop inwards.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, the scoop on a WRX is designed to pound air onto the intercooler and turbo, I'm just lucky it went in where it did.
where else would it have gone in? i think it would have just glanced off your windshield or hood otherwise
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Lucky it landed on the intercooler and not on the space designated for the turbo, there were lots of feathers which were a bit of a concern.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:30 PM   #8
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This is why the Legacy has a mesh grill over the hood scoop.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:49 PM   #9
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I've seen afew pictures over on the Impreza forums of the hoodscoop eating birds...

Has yet to happen to me.
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Old 04-13-08, 06:57 PM   #10
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I think you mean the bird got sucked up in the interheater. Poor bird. Is the car ok?
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I think you mean the bird got sucked up in the interheater. Poor bird. Is the car ok?
yea, what's the purpose of an ic located in the engine bay where ambient engine heat will heat the whole mess up & heat the "cooled" air?

fmic or stfu
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<has very ****ty roads where he lives, has lowered car, not getting a FMIC anytime soon>

Car was fine.

I already hate having over $4000 of rim on the ground.
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Old 04-13-08, 07:13 PM   #13
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yea, what's the purpose of an ic located in the engine bay where ambient engine heat will heat the whole mess up & heat the "cooled" air?

fmic or stfu
That doesn't make a big lot of sense. Front mount intercoolers do not belong on Subaru, aside from that I'm pretty sure the Subaru team mechanics know a little bit more about engine mechanics than you do.

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Right. Sorry Jeff...
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burning large quantities of gasoline for the purpose of joyriding is rather uncalled for as well.
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The point of the top mounted intercooler is to avoid road damage, like from bird strikes and stuff. By mounting a fmic, there is an immediate horsepower gain. Cooler air always = more power.

I doubt the engineers envisioned a scenario like this!
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Yes but it does not provide enough power to justify such fragility for a rally car or even a street car. Even landing a jump too hard can break a FMIC.
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Interesting that Subaru can't design something that's stout. It seems like everyone else is able to make a fmic that isn't "fragile."
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burning large quantities of gasoline for the purpose of joyriding is rather uncalled for as well.
I run 94 in it as well, you hippies aren't allowed to complain when I have to pay that much to play for such a short amount of time.
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When I used to race my MR2 I have seen sooo much of this. Because the scoops on the back rear towards the ground on an MR2 I have even seen a picture of a rabbit getting stuck from underneath and burning away basically. You can get an FMIC for the imprezza but it is designed for tmic.
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wow, bummer pictures. glad the windshield didn't get hit where it could have injured people inside.
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I occasionally get a bird sucked up when I'm doing 160 kmph...

Although I'm on my bicycle...

I consider it a ride snack.
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