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    What intercooler to buy

    I got a 2003 S3 and im looking to get an intercooler. Seen the forge one but not keen on the price , there must be other good makes /companies that do them for my car... been off here for a while so a bit out of touch and blinded by science
    Any help info or ideas welcome

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    Have a read of this thread first, and come back if you have any more questions.

    I'm pretty sure most of it is in there to be honest...

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Im sure there is an offer running at the moment for the wellycooler on the forum homepage.

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    Cheers dude.... thats been a massive help

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    cant find the page for the welly cooler

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Sorry mate, there was an ad earlier or yesterday, but cant seem to find that now either.

    Have a look at the wellycooler info, plenty on here.

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    Is this the right sort of kit? http://bit.ly/UvRBVJ

    Just wondering if that has the correct bends and number of pipes?

    Anybody have any experience with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennys3 View Post
    Is this the right sort of kit? http://bit.ly/UvRBVJ

    Just wondering if that has the correct bends and number of pipes?

    Anybody have any experience with this
    No... wrong one entirely...

    All the info is in the FMIC thread posted above dude... various members have documented their fitting and pipe work... its a bit of a read but worth it...

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    done my welly cooler with this;

    welly cooler
    2x 90 degree bend 76mm to 63mm reducers silicone
    2x 90 degree bend in 63mm silicone
    2x 90 degree alloy bend 63mm
    2x straight alloy hose couplers 63mm
    +clips

    will need a 4 inch angle grinder and carbon discs to cut the alloy crash bar and read up on the bumper removal refit in the stickys.. a dremal with cutting discs would be hand too to cut the fog light surrounds.

    NOTE I LOST MY FOGS TO HAVE SHINY PIPES!-)

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    like to add i cut my crash bar very snug and then just inserted a nut either end in the holes in the welly cooler and used heavy duty cable ties to hold it... it is actually really solid although most people less cowboy than i might spend a bit more time and make some brackets.
    1999 apy s3, n249 delete, sai and n112 delete. bbs lm reps, s2000 filter, relentless v3 manifold, relentless downpipe and sports cat, scorpion cat back system, badger 5 v3 tip, bam rocker cover, push in coilpacks, toyosports fmic, amd remapped to 280.3 bhp and 263.9 lb/ft.

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    Ah Fabs V2 Cooler is 100% best option and best fit for me, Cooler was £380 and pipes to fit were about £60.

    turbo outlet can be far to hot to touch and inlet will be frezzing, and after badger stage 2 this thing is awesome

    Could have cut the crash bar a little less but was a little trial and error.

    Very cool cooler.
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    Thats a nice install, bit more expensive than an E-bay solution but you get the maximum size intercooler into the space and maintaining the crash bar has got to be good. It holds the front of the car in some kind of alignment, connecting the rails and stiffening the front of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstorm View Post
    Thats a nice install, bit more expensive than an E-bay solution but you get the maximum size intercooler into the space and maintaining the crash bar has got to be good. It holds the front of the car in some kind of alignment, connecting the rails and stiffening the front of the car.

    Karl.
    I designed this cooler to fit as easily as this and keep the car looking as OE as poss... a little trickier to pull off with a welly cooler but not impossible... that said the welly cooler does work well

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