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k04 hybrid intercooler piping size and cooler

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by peterg60, Dec 9, 2012.

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    hi all another question is 2.5inch intercooler piping to big for my k04 hybrid? my intercooler is 2.5 inlet and outlet . would i have any lag/power loss or shall i go with 2.25. or will 2.5 be fine saves me getting elbow reducers. this is the size of my intercooler pitucure below would i need a bigger 1 as space is tight cheers

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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    2.5'' isn't too big mate, it's an absolute must if you're wanting to make decent power! Any smaller will be a restriction to flow.

    I must say that core looks very small though, due to the hot nature of ko4 hybrids I personally don't think that'll be big enough to keep charge temps in check, certainly not without WMI.

    What's your intended power goal?
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    i be happy with 300bhp. but anything over be a bonus as you can see in pitcure ive got sum room to go down in intercooler size but thats be restirced as the bumper fits where them to gaps are
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I'd try and get a deeper core in there mate.

    If you're happy to stop at 300bhp then you should be OK without WMI, mine has a MASSIVE intercooler, and will happily produce 335bhp without WMI. Using the WMI allows it to be safely taken futher.

    Heat, and EGT's are the enemy with a ko4 hybrid, but it's well worth it if you can control temps, as the power you get it near instant, you touch the throttle, and it just goes!
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    It's a nice a3/s3 8l , didn't know they came with that body. ;-0
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    thanks prawn i get a deeper intercooler and look into wmi and keep the 2.5 inch piping thanks
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