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      08-13-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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what's the best Intercooler for 1M ?

Hi guys,

I am interested to replace my original intercooler.
With Gauge P3, (full throttle) I have a max temperature of 70 degrees intake air ... : (

wagner? Forge? ...

Give me your opinion on possible intercoolers 1M. please.

Price, turbo lag? cutting or not..

my 1M :
442 ps / 712 NM / 308 km/h

thank you
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      08-13-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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ETS .. direct fitment.
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      08-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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evolution racewerks intercooler
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      08-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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Zillions of threads on this on other N54 websites.

And, FWIW, I have an Helix.

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Best with direct fit and without any cuting? I wanted to know too. Thanks.
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Afaik no one has ever done a comparison test. HPF is the shiniest, AA has a cool Darth Vader look, Helix is really big, ETS is drop-in, Dinan has the least pressure drop (or did at one point).
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I like my Forge--well made and no cutting.
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Hi guys,

I am interested to replace my original intercooler.
With Gauge P3, (full throttle) I have a max temperature of 70 degrees intake air ... : (

wagner? Forge? ...

Give me your opinion on possible intercoolers 1M. please.

Price, turbo lag? cutting or not..

my 1M :
442 ps / 712 NM / 308 km/h

thank you
Wow, I just noticed your power and speed--what have you already done!?
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      08-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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I've got a helix too. Build quality is superb. Wagner is the copy of the helix.

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I have Wagner. Nicely built and bolt-on. Looks OEM. Works well with my tuned car on the track.
The price is not bad either.
http://www.wagner-tuning.de/EN/produ...ntercooler.php
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I have Wagner. Nicely built and bolt-on. Looks OEM. Works well with my tuned car on the track.
The price is not bad either.
http://www.wagner-tuning.de/EN/produ...ntercooler.php
+1 hackulo and i running Wagner FMIC also and couldnt be any happier. they have launched their US website

http://wagnertuningusa.com/
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I have Wagner. Nicely built and bolt-on. Looks OEM. Works well with my tuned car on the track.
The price is not bad either.
http://www.wagner-tuning.de/EN/produ...ntercooler.php
Thank s guys

Ok helix and Wagner Are similar and good fitment.
Is not a problem for cut ...


what bothers me is the restrictive plastic front which surrounds the intercooler .. I am looking for an intercooler which occupies maximum space available in front

Anyone use activeautowerks? Is big and the front plastic too

P.s yes... Is a really ultimate driving machine
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Sorry !I have not seen

Can you send a photo ?

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442 ps/712 nm/308 km/h...and you are still with stock intercooler?!

What else is stock I wonder now.

How and why? And be quick...ETS, Helix, Forge, choose one and install it before something undesired happens to your engine. Please tell us what you did to the car also.
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Yes stock intercooler...

It s not a problem in winter and for short race time, but in long race or highway the air intake temperature is so high.

This is the problem with stock intercooler
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Yes stock intercooler...

It s not a problem in winter and for short race time, but in long race or highway the air intake temperature is so high.

This is the problem with stock intercooler
But what did you do for your POWER?!
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+1 hackulo and i running Wagner FMIC also and couldnt be any happier. they have launched their US website

http://wagnertuningusa.com/
+1 on Wagner.
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+1 on Wagner.
+2 on Wagner. Minor trimming required on 1M
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We are running a PWR intercooler in our 1M, we will be extracting IAT data this week after the races on the weekend. This will give us an indication of just how good it is. It bolts into standard position.
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ok, thank you

this is interesting
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We are running a PWR intercooler in our 1M, we will be extracting IAT data this week after the races on the weekend. This will give us an indication of just how good it is. It bolts into standard position.
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