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

Intercooler advise

GeorgieS3 Jun 9, 2016

  1. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Active Member

    324
    75
    28
    Can't post the link with using my phone, but there's a few toyosport universal intercooler kits on eBay, they seem cheap! Just wondered if anybody had used one of these? Before i go and order one!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

    1,846
    438
    83
    They work well enough...

    Down points being the piping isn't beaded and it's likely to pop off fairly regularly unless you bead it yourself. Also, with those hard pipe kits, the pipework often looks very untidy at the front and there is zero possibility of you keeping your fogs and side grills
     
  4. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Active Member

    324
    75
    28
    Thanks mate, if that's the case I will just get the cooler on its own and order pipe work from elsewhere. I'm still undecided about retaining the fog lights.
    Appriciate the advise.
     
  5. scotty_24

    scotty_24 Well-Known Member

    1,160
    321
    83
    Make sure it's a bar and plate intercooler. I think testing been done and they are more efficient than tube and fin
     
    GeorgieS3 likes this.
  6. Tom93

    Tom93 Active Member VCDS Map User

    436
    79
    28
    Personally wouldnt risk it.

    Get a toyosports type b intercooler. I think they come 600x300x76.
     
    GeorgieS3 likes this.
  7. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Active Member

    324
    75
    28
    Thanks! Scotty - I've sent them a message to see if it's bar and plate.

    Tom - I'm not looking for crazy power and this size seems to be more than capable of doing the job, I will do more research though. Cheers
     
  8. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,812
    5,287
    113
    Looks bar and plate from the pics but I'd be more concerned if its a glued core...

    Tube and fin if the right extrusion is very efficient... my AH v2 is tube and fin...

    <tuffty/>
     
  9. Tom93

    Tom93 Active Member VCDS Map User

    436
    79
    28
    Its not about power, i had a black ebay intercooler on my S3 when i bought it and its was a cheapo glued fin one and its was complete *****. Just didnt work very well at all, high charge temps were robbing power.

    The type B is a decent proven and cost effective cooler.

    No point putting a crappy cooler on there.
     
  10. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

    1,846
    438
    83
  11. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Active Member

    324
    75
    28
    All advise taken on board!
    This is what I've ordered and it's listed as bar and plate, not sure how to tell if it's glued core?

    I shall be ordering all my pipe work this weekend as well but I will stay away from those kits.

    I now the type b is proven but it does seem like overkill for what I'm after. I could be wrong though.
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

    1,846
    438
    83
    That is exactly the core I run with my K300, AIT's aren't an issue what so ever...

    Good you found that as well as they stopped doing that size core with 2.5" outlets for a while...
     
    GeorgieS3 likes this.
  14. feck_on_a_stick

    feck_on_a_stick Active Member Team Nogaro Blue

    203
    78
    28
    I run one of these on mine and works just fine. I've logged it on VCDS a few times and temps are kept low, I didn't have to cut my crash bar (although it does rub the radiator a little) and I kept my fogs.

    I paid a local guy a few quid to get two 2.5" 90 degree pipes welded to it and got it all painted to keep it stealth looking.

    A friend is also running the same intercooler on his hybrid turbo'd URS6

    There are pics on my thread if you want a nosey.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    GeorgieS3 and IanPG like this.
  15. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    23,812
    5,287
    113
    Personally it looks a bit too small for K04 power and definitely too small of planning a hybrid

    <tuffty/>
     
    GeorgieS3 likes this.
  16. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Active Member

    324
    75
    28

    That's great bud thanks a lot! I will be sure to have a look.

    Tuffty - I'm aiming for a reliable 270, Or as close to that as I can - so I will see how I get on with it. Cheers mate.
     
  17. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

    1,846
    438
    83
    As said, running with hybrid K300, AIT's closely monitored on liquid gauge... It will certainly be sufficient for anything a K04 can throw at it, that being said obviously bigger is always better!
     
  18. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

    10,172
    2,344
    113
    k03 hybrid run as hot as k04
     
    GeorgieS3 likes this.

Share This Page