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RichA3Turbo May 20, 2004

  1. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    A front mount intercooler kit specifically for the A3? Im lookin into having them put into production, but need to know if it would be worthwhile or not!

    Give me your views and opinions, and also a rough estimate on how much you would be willing to pay for it.

    As a rough estimate, the Golf kit from forge is £750+vat/del

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  2. JamesA3

    JamesA3 Member

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    how much of a difference does it make?
     
  3. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, in the summer a big difference. little performance different to winter driving.

    The stock IC's are not very efficient, and in the summer, are just plain cr*p!
     
  4. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    For anyone considering a turbo upgrae this is a MUST!

    If you;ve not owned a turbo car for long, wait til the days are hot... then you will relaise just how much difference cold intake charges make!
     
  5. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    A FMIC reduces the intake air temperature. Cooler air goes hand in hand with performance. The higher the intake temperature, the higher the power loss.

    Have a look at this charge cooling article, couresy of AmD.

    From the article you can see the percentage performance loss as the air intake temperature increases. A FMIC should keep the intake temperature down to about 20-25 degrees C... therefore maining 100% power.
     
  6. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Imola S3 said:
    A FMIC reduces the intake air temperature. Cooler air goes hand in hand with performance. The higher the intake temperature, the higher the power loss.

    Have a look at this charge cooling article, couresy of AmD.

    From the article you can see the percentage performance loss as the air intake temperature increases. A FMIC should keep the intake temperature down to about 20-25 degrees C... therefore maining 100% power.

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  7. cyuen

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    anyone who chipped a car should really get a good FMIC on
     
  8. HTC

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    But why do they cost so much? Aren't they just a radiator type thang?
     
  9. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    I know! The prices are extautionate! But i guess they have to make back costs of development. I reckon the higest cost is getting the damn things to fit. The forge kit for the golf is very well made and is almost stock looking how the pipework is so tidy.

    Rich
     
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    Don't ya just hate development costs!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  11. i paid a lot for mine and it involved a lot of cutting of the bumper, im impressed with how the performance is still there on hot days, plus it looks bloody good behind the bumper too /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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