1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

to front mount intercooler or not!

g60leigh Feb 19, 2008

  1. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,672
    207
    63
    Thinking of getting a autobahn88 fmic. but not sure if I would be wasting my money?
    I have a 96 a4 1.8T. it is aeb engine. revo chip. n75j valve. forge recirc valve. k&n panel filter and jetex stainless exhaust.
    car is running 11-12psi boost
    Do you guys think I will get any benefit from a front mount intercooler (standard bumper)
    Thanks people
     
  2. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

    1,767
    31
    48
    Have you run Vagcom logs to see what your IAT's are with your current setup?

    I wouldn't have thought an FMIC would give you much benefit unless you are running high boost or living somewhere with high ambient temperatures.
     
  3. TFSI

    TFSI Born to Fish

    540
    52
    28
    The engines i work with boost at 2.6 Bar (36-37 psi) and the intake manifold air temp is normally around 25 centigrade. thats with a front mount intercooler.:) :) :)
     
  4. macca

    macca Member

    525
    0
    16
    i have similar setup and yes it made a difference, i think most noticably will be in the summer as my intake temps felt high when driving.

    i have cut away front of bumper though so fully exposed, have got an s4 bumper going on once i get the new mounts.

    not sure how good it will be on a non cut bumper.
     
  5. 96a6v6

    96a6v6 Member

    76
    0
    6
    If you afford a FMIC, then go for it, Im sure you will notice a difference :)
     
  6. Markey

    Markey Active Member

    2,174
    0
    36
    It will lower temps best to try and do before and after tests to be sure, also looks cool and they are not that expensive.
     
  7. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

    4,132
    12
    38
    proper ducting lessens the slice and dice approach to your bumper.
    it certainly made a difference on mine
     
  8. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,672
    207
    63
    Going to stick with standar one for now and spend money elsewhere. any sugesstions? :jump:
     
  9. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

    786
    0
    16
    Turbo inlet pipe
     
  10. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,672
    207
    63
    the one from the airbox, with all the off shoot pipes? I have ordered Autobah88 kits for both sides of intercooler
     
  11. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

    786
    0
    16
  12. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,672
    207
    63
  13. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    4,060
    82
    48
    There is also a set of pipes in the Classifieds section.
     
  14. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,672
    207
    63
  15. Markey

    Markey Active Member

    2,174
    0
    36
    Should be posting them tomorrow mate :)

    The vacum hose was not inculded in this as per the pics but i will chuck on in as i found it in the garage yesterday.
     
  16. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

    1,672
    207
    63
    great stuff mate. Thanks
     

Share This Page