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    My New Intercooler

    Hi

    Had some cash after the holiday so decided to put on a new intercooler.



    a picture with the bumper fitted


    Very minor changes on the inside of the bumper.... all looks standard once fitted on ...will post more pics ...

    Next is a big turbo upgrade which will include a new exhaust as well
    Last edited by Greddyuno; 15th January 2008 at 20:26.
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    nice one fella,
    did you go with the forge one? or go down the route of making your own?

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    Thanks mate

    Had the cooler and pipes made up .... i am in South Africa and i saved myself R2500 (almost 200 GBP) and the cooler is much bigger than the Forge item.
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    what exactly did you have to do to the bumper to get it to fit? do the fogs fit back in ok? im going to go the route of making my own i think! did you have to cut the crash bar much?

    cheers Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greddyuno
    and the cooler is much bigger than the Forge item.
    Will that actually aid boost cooling that much without? Just thought that the larger size would be giving you more lag issues?

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    looks good mate! Notice an improvement?

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    Do you have turbo lag with it Greddyuno?.

    Where did you buy it?, please give us fmic measures.
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    Hi

    There slightly more lag but nothing that phases me when compared to the original setup. Will post the measurements. Iam in South africa ...had a friend of mine make up the cooler.... the logs have shown a good improvement over the stock setup... i will get the figures and post soon...I already noticed that my car does not feel slower in the heat that we experience... normally on a day that is 30 degrees celcius i would feel a the car not boosting to its full potential ... over the weekend the car was going consistently even at temperatures of around 33 degrees celcius.

    I am extremely pleased with the results.

    D
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