Congratulations on purchasing the Track Dog Racing Air to Air Intercooler System. Our system  is engineered to be the most efficient unit on the market and uses only components of the highest quality.

Our installation instructions have been developed so that even the average weekend mechanic can install our system. It should take a little over an afternoon to install the TDR Intercooler using standard hand, air and electric tools. The instructions include over 70 pictures to help detail the thirteen steps involved in installing the TDR Intercooler. The small photos shown will enlarge by clicking on them.

Due to the Intercooler piping, the factory hood prop cannot be stored in its normal latched position across the front of the engine. Therefore when you purchase your TDR Intercooler form Track Dog Racing we NOW include free hood struts. Instructions are included with the hood strut package. The hood struts do require a 6 x 100 mm tap for installatiion.

This intercooler has been designed and tested specifically for the 1999 to 2004 Mazda Miata using the BR Performance MP62 supercharger or the Jackson Racing M45 supercharger, operating under high-boost applications such as track and heavy-duty street use. Extensive testing was done on the track, where we can monitor our results and improve on our system. We also offer an Intercooler system for the Jackson Racing Supercharger, the Greddy Turbo and other soon-to-be-announced models.

The TDR Intercooler unit installs in front of the air conditioning evaporator and bolts up using factory mounting holes. The TDR Intercooler does require some modifications in the engine bay and radiator area, but the modifications are not extensive.

The brushed stainless steel 2 1/8" mandrel-bent tubes are designed to keep the length of the airway as short as possible to maintain quick throttle response and reduce pressure drop. All TDR panels are CAD-designed and cut on a CNC router to ensure a perfect fit. Additionally, the radiator shield is powder-coated in a beautiful black crinkle finish.

It should take about a day to install the TDR Intercooler system using standard hand, air and electric tools. The instruction include over 70 pictures to help detail the thirteen steps involved. The small photos shown will enlarge by clicking on them, the larger images offer much more detail. 

Suggested Upgrades

With the added horsepower and torque, we strongly suggest upgrading your radiator and motor mounts.  We designed our radiator shrouding to increase air flow to the radiator.  With the Intercooler mounted, air flow to the radiator is reduced and could cause overheating under some conditions.  The three most common radiators available are manufactured by PWR, Koyo and FM.  We suggest the PWR radiator as an excellent upgrade choice.  The 1 1/2" depth makes it easy to install, and it provides excellent cooling capacity.  The Koyo will also work, but the extra depth requires additional cutting to the fan motor supports.  Also, if you are using the Racing Beat sway bar brace with the Koyo, you will have to remove it.  The Koyo is about 2" deep and provides more cooling capacity than is necessary. To upgrade your radiator, contact Track Dog Racing.

f you have not replaced your motor mounts with our Mazda Speed Heavy Duty motor mounts we suggest you upgrade as soon as possible.  Excessive engine movement can cause extra stress on your dive train components, including the transmission and the TDR intercooler system. We also offer the PPF power frame stiffener that will increase power train rigidity and reinforce the rear differential mounts.  Track Dog Racing can provide you these components.
MazdaSpeed front motor mounts MazdaSpeed rear motor mounts TDR Power Frame Stiffener

The Track Dog Racing Intercooler Components

As you can see from the two photos below, the TDR components are of the highest quality.  Our design was engineered to be the most efficient Intercooler system on the market.  We believe our instructions are extremely thorough, and we have provided pictures of every step of the installation. If at any time you need assistance please contact us at 214-340-9797 or email us at


Intercooler components

Radiator shroud panels

Required Tools

The chart below lists some of the tools and materials that will be needed. Feel free to use tools other than what we recommend to help in the installation.  Your feedback is important, and if you have any suggestions, please let us know.  We would appreciate it.


Required Tools

  • Open-end wrenches and sockets: 8,10,12,13,14, 17mm
  • Air-operated reciprocating saw or electric jig saw with metal cutting blade
  • Phillips and flat head screwdrivers
  • Hacksaw blade and handle
  • Large crescent wrench
  • Electric drill - air-operated models are smaller and will simplify installation
  • 1/8" and 1/4" drill bits
  • Tin snips, side cutters, rivet gun

Other Items

  • Pliers
  • Mighty Vac or equivalent suction/siphon pump
  • Metal files: rat tail and flat file
  • Snap-punch
  • Zip-Ties
  • Power steering fluid
  • Shop rags
  • Masking tape
  • Spray bottle with soapy water
  • Touch-up paint

Step 1: Removal Of Factory Parts Step 8: Installing The Power Steering Cooler
Step 2: Installing The Radiator Brackets Step 9: Installing The Radiator
Step 3: Modifying The Radiator Cross Member Step 10: Installing The A/C Evaporator Coil To The Radiator
Step 4: Modifying The Evaporator Canister
Step 5: Installing The I/C Mounting Support Panels Step 11: Installing The Intercooler Pipes
Step 6: Installing The Radiator Shroud Panels Step 12: Installing The Lower Radiator Panels
Step 7: Installing The Intercooler Step 13: The Final Adjustments


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