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Has anyone used one of these intercoolers before?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Benjiman46, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Benjiman46

    Benjiman46 R-Tech Terrorist

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    You might aswell go for the wellycooler.it will be cheaper and future proof you if you ever want more power
     
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Looks like a copy of the ah v1, id just buy the welly cooler, its bigger, better and will leave you with change rather than buying that.
     
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    Ok cool, does the wellycooler use the SMIC as well as a front mount?..
     
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    Its an AH v1/Forge copy by the looks... slightly deeper core (70mm rather than 62mm)

    No use for hybrids and big turbos but like the AH v1 and Forge ok for stage1/2... but... I am personally of the opinion that these types of coolers with 50/51mm inlets are no longer needed considering the alternatives out there now.. the larger welly/kev cooler is known to fit and the AH v2 is 380+vat IIRC so it makes this particular cooler a more expensive alternative to the welly/kev cooler whilst being less affective or only a little cheaper than a decent aftermarket FMIC like the AH v2..

    As I have said in reply to a post in the FMIC thread I am now struggling to see the benefits of these types of FMIC's with the small pipework over wat is now available... even buying a welly/kev cooler and getting someone like Bill to change the ends to 60/63mm bends would arguably be comparative price wise and better overall performance...

    The core looks ok but just can no longer see the point of the small pipework...

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    You have read the thread in the stickies right?

    No decent FMIC setup should do or needs to retain the SMICs...

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    Thanks for the info mate, Yeah I read somewhere that the wellycooler uses the SMICs too lol clearly I was wrong :p is there anyone I can buy a complete wellycooler kit from then? I'm really not arsed about keeping the fog lights and would prefer the nice shiny pipe work showing instead B)
     
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    Stickies :)

    All info is there... its not a kit as its a universal cooler but parts lists and places to buy are all documented there... its so we don't have to repeat ourselves all the time :icon_thumright:

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    I have a Wellycooler also well it should be called a Andrew/Kev cooler lol as i had mine well before welly fitted his lol
     
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    Ben you can keep the fogs i did, and i used 76-63mm reduceing elbows :).
     
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    Ok, maybe I'm being stupid, but I find no mention of where to get the wellycooler from in the stickies... :S I've been looking in here...

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...ah-fab-ebay-forge-s3-fmic-image-heavy-16.html

    But can't find what the wellcooler consists of... Core, piping etc.

    The stickies are sooo confusing :S especially this time of night after 3 hours at the PC researching lmao -_-
     
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    Lots of people asking for fmic's that retain fogs and grills, has no one seen my install!? I swear I uploaded plenty of pictures. Anyway, its tidy, cheap, and very effective and future proof.

    People should keep an eye out for Rhubarbs wellycooler install, it will be hard to beat.
     
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    have you got a link to your install pal?
     
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    link to my thread in my sig
     

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