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I've been stalking this forum for about 4 years, since I bought my 17 G2 so I figured it was time to make an account.

I installed the inferno in my G2 yesterday. I did not purchase the extender kit for extra hoses. I figure I'll see how it does and it's easy enough to add in the future since it looks like I'll be able to do it all through the accessories cubby where the RC is on newer models.

Tools that made this job much easier are some push pin pliers and hose squeeze clamps. Both available at Napa or online.

The whole thing took me about 6 hours but while I was into it I also replaced switches in my dash, cleaned up the previous owners wiring and installed BFabs mirror/light bracket with some pods. I just swapped my old seismic mirrors over from the old ones.
Also slapped on BFabs clutch Intake guard but that only took a minute.

Here's some tips:
-Take out more push pins in the dash than you think you need. It's a bit of a tight fit anyways so the extra room really helps. I also left my Ryfab windshield on throughout the whole install and managed to do it. Hindsight is 20/20 because I pulled it anyway for the ditch light brackets.
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-if you do have a windshield to remove or brackets to install that require removing those 2 cage bolts per side - shove a shop rag against the nuts between the cage and the dash. I spent far too long chasing nuts I dropped into the machine.

- when Installing the heater core itself. Bring it up though the passenger footwell.
I don't thing you would need to remove its mounting bracket this way and save yourself some time. I dropped it down though the dash and it was a tight fit puzzle but I did it. Then I looked over and kicked myself for not going through the footwell.

- don't install the dash louvers right after you get them cut like the instructions say. Sure, test fit and make sure they will fit nicely but don't click it all the way down.
A razor blade is all you need. Drilling holes in the corners helps but isn't necessary. I also tried heating up the blade with a heat gun but the difference minimal and the trim of the vent itself will cover any blemishes. Same goes for the switch install on the dash.
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-After reinstalling the dash, but before snapping it back in place, I pulled the ducting through the vent holes you cut. Makes it much easier to connect to the vent and zip tie it.

-the hose squeeze clamps worked wonderfully to prevent air in the system and reduce cleanup. I lost maybe a cup of coolant and didn't HAVE to bleed anything but I did a few cycles and bleeds to be sure because I'm anal retentive.
You will still need to add a quart or so to fill the new hoses and heater core.

-after your full install when you are testing the heat output don't forget to check the oil cooler valves orientation. If you don't get any heat but the machine is up to temp just flip that valve. I spent too long working through problems in my head before I had that AHA! moment. After turning the valve I immediately felt a difference. Very easy to tell by reaching under the dash or through a wheel well to feel the hoses you just added.
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-ill attach photos of how I plumbed everything. The instructions are great but I ended up rewatching videos of other installs for clarification.
On the front "Y", the angled bit needs to face towards the front of the machine for best flow. That way it's not battling the existing flow of return from the radiator.
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I couldn't find a great way someone else had ran their return line so I made a heavy sweep over the shock.
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Just wanted to say thanks to this forum by adding my own contribution.
I've spend many hours reading threads of people's experiences that steered me in the right direction.
 

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I will as soon as I can! Once I did a few test drives to test the heater I ponied up and send Gillomen my ECU. It'll come back next week with a new tune and a Duraclutch to boot!
If you had went with Aftermarket Assassins tune on the Powervision 3 tuner, you could be enjoying your machine right now. No downtime. Hindsight....
 

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If you had went with Aftermarket Assassins tune on the Powervision 3 tuner, you could be enjoying your machine right now. No downtime. Hindsight....
I did think about going with the AA for that reason.
I decided on Gillomen because I had first hand experience driving a G4 with their tune and I enjoyed it. The biggest factor was my clutch. At 5,000 odd miles it was about shot and was like riding a wild bronc at takeoff. I had already been planning for the Duraclutch and figured I might as well knock em both out at once.
 

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I've been stalking this forum for about 4 years, since I bought my 17 G2 so I figured it was time to make an account.

I installed the inferno in my G2 yesterday. I did not purchase the extender kit for extra hoses. I figure I'll see how it does and it's easy enough to add in the future since it looks like I'll be able to do it all through the accessories cubby where the RC is on newer models.

Tools that made this job much easier are some push pin pliers and hose squeeze clamps. Both available at Napa or online.
Nice write-up. I just installed mine too, about a month ago.
Push pin/plastic rivet pliers at Harbor Freight, ten bucks...

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I bought my Duraclutch before my tuner. With shipping costs and poor logistics, I wouldn't let my ECU out of my sight. That's just me.
I agree what with shipping ....I went with the Gilomen ECU as well. But I paid the core charge for there ecu, it showed up in 3 days. Sent mine to them after I confirmed that there ecu worked. The day they received my ecu Brady refunded my core ! Dino
 
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