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Old 10-06-2014, 09:10 AM
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I live in Florida where at least 6 months out of the year, temperatures reach at least 90 degrees daily. I'm not a gearhead by any means, but I love my 2009 Ralliart, and I want to keep it in good condition. I use it as my primary car and do not race it (nor ever plan to).

I came across one of the stickies that explained how to replace the stock intercooler with that of an Evo X, and that got me thinking that since I live in a hot climate, there may be mods I can do to as a preventative measure against brutally hot conditions. Would this help my car last longer or need repairs less often?

I also see a lot of references to SoCal. Does the legal status of this mod vary from state to state? Where would I find what is legal for Florida?

Any other recommendations for prolonged hot weather?

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:38 AM
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Larger intercooler, larger oil cooler, larger trans fluid cooler, not sure what else can cool the engine, but thats a good start..

And yeah, california kind of sets the smog standard for lots of other states, but im sure theres variations of whats needed to pass smog in each state..
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:13 PM
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Actually, Florida did away with emissions testing 10 or 15 years ago, so I don't think it matters a whole lot, but it sounds like keeping things as cool as I reasonably can would prolong the life of the systems I'm cooling.

Is there anything else besides cooling that can be done to counteract hot weather?

Also, pretty sure I should have posted this in "Tech Talk and Power Mods." Sorry about that.

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:59 PM
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I live in S. Florida. The only "cooling" upgrade i have so far is a UR intercooler, everything else is just your standard bolt on stuff. I still run the stock SST cooler, though im not going to lie in traffic it does get a little jerky when it's blazing hot out. Look into upgrading the SST cooler you won't regret it, this will be the next thing i do to mine this winter. Other than that i have never had any issues with the car running too hot even sitting in bumper to bumper downtown Miami traffic.
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