Anybody tried the REVO intercooler?

Evolution_Roy

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Looks promising, bar and plate and not need to modify the crash bar :rock:
But is it any good? Most worried about added lag.....
 

jonnyfeng

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TTRS owner looking for an intercooler that doesn’t require me hacking the front end up. Forge requires me to grind away part of the rad support and Wagner needs to chop some bits up.

Thinking the revo is a plug and play job...
 

jonnyfeng

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I’ve bought this part. I purchased the forge but returned it due to not being happy cutting into my rad support bars. Same with the Wagner.

Other options were APR, I think Unitronic has just released there’s and the rest are the smaller stage 1 style coolers.

I took the plunge on the Revo as it offer plug and play fitment and is larger than the others mentioned.

It will be fitted on Thursday next week. The following day il be having

Powervalve decat gpf delete,
APR intake,
Forge elbow,
Bilstein coilovers fitted.

Then is off for a stage 2 engine and gearbox tune at Unicorn Develoments.

Excited
 

thatrscar

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I’ve bought this part. I purchased the forge but returned it due to not being happy cutting into my rad support bars. Same with the Wagner.

Other options were APR, I think Unitronic has just released there’s and the rest are the smaller stage 1 style coolers.

I took the plunge on the Revo as it offer plug and play fitment and is larger than the others mentioned.

It will be fitted on Thursday next week. The following day il be having

Powervalve decat gpf delete,
APR intake,
Forge elbow,
Bilstein coilovers fitted.

Then is off for a stage 2 engine and gearbox tune at Unicorn Develoments.

Excited

I am also looking to purchase this intercooler due to a direct fit with existing crash bar. It also includes a charge pipe and 3 silicone hoses

How did the install and performance go for you jonnyfeng?
 

SteveCerq

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Just to confirm it does remove the stock crash bar and it has the ‘integrated’ crash bar. Does this have any repercussions on insurance?
 

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desertstorm

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I like all the technical blurb when they display graphs and tell you how good something is.
On the Revo intercooler there are various graphs showing intake and outlet temps and pressure drop across the intercooler. This is the one that caught my eye as the pressure drop across the Revo looks to be worse than the OE one by a fair margin.

https://www.onlyrevo.com/product-details/cooling/audi-rs3-8v2-intercooler&engineid=353

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The blurb says "Pressure drop is an important factor when it comes to choosing an Intercooler. The Revo solution features custom cast end tanks to evenly distribute air over the core. This graph highlights that even with massive core size difference there is only a 0.34psi pressure drop in comparison to the stock intercooler, ensuring engine response and minimised turbo lag"
The negative pressure drop is at the point when the throttle is closed and there is little flow.When the engine is being run to perform the power run there is almost twice as much pressure drop across the Revo intercooler ???
 

Slowracer

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The increased pressure drop would be the penalty you pay with any larger cooler. You have a bigger chamber to fill with charged air. This is where many make a mistake in going to a too bigger cooler than necessary for their power level.
 

SteveCerq

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Ah OK, this is the RS3 forum though. Revo TTRS intercooler does have integrated crashbar.

Apologies @Dan_DJT lol I was just following the initial thread answer from @jonnyfeng who I believe has the TTRS. Be great to get some feedback from @jonnyfeng as to how it's holding up? Many guys here in Oz run the Wagner but I'm always down to try something else. Revo always make a good kit but seem to lack popularity here in oz.
 

Evolution_Roy

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The increased pressure drop would be the penalty you pay with any larger cooler. You have a bigger chamber to fill with charged air. This is where many make a mistake in going to a too bigger cooler than necessary for their power level.

But according to the other graph in their website, there is actually less lag?
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Slowracer

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The term lag is confusing. As turbo lag is different to spool up lag which is different to throttle lag. They all cause a delay in response but for different reasons.
 

Evolution_Roy

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The term lag is confusing. As turbo lag is different to spool up lag which is different to throttle lag. They all cause a delay in response but for different reasons.

not sure what you mean, in any case in the power graph it seems that there is no additional lag due to the intercooler.
and I think pressure drop is important not only for the initial spoolup phase, but mostly afterwards, as it is a measure of the resistance to the air flow caused by the intercooler.

But anyhow, is there anyone on this forum who actually tried it? And can give some results?
 

neg

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I’ve got the Revo cooler fitted. As others say Great design, no cutting or altering of stock parts. Have no complaints - seems to run well, don’t have any figures as not had time to do any and trusted what the guys have made.


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Evolution_Roy

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I’ve got the Revo cooler fitted. As others say Great design, no cutting or altering of stock parts. Have no complaints - seems to run well, don’t have any figures as not had time to do any and trusted what the guys have made.


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Are you running standard map or a tune? Did the car need specific mapping for the intercooler?
 
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