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      10-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Intercooler

Has anyone installed the Helix intercooler? interested to know if its a good quality product and does it provide significant performance improvement
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      10-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I believe Mdorphin is running it on his 1M.
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      10-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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I believe bklounge is as well
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      10-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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I've installed. The piece is almost a work of art. Honestly it's beautifully manufactured. Kind of a shame to hide it inside the bowels of the car.

I don't think it offers a performance improvement as much as it offers a reduction in the loss of performance. As in when it's hot outside and you're running hard, your car won't heatsoke near as badly compared to the stock unit.

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      11-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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check the Wagner one, it's cheaper and looks like the Helix, the same step-up construstion
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      11-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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I've installed. The piece is almost a work of art. Honestly it's beautifully manufactured. Kind of a shame to hide it inside the bowels of the car.

I don't think it offers a performance improvement as much as it offers a reduction in the loss of performance. As in when it's hot outside and you're running hard, your car won't heatsoke near as badly compared to the stock unit.
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      11-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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check the Wagner one, it's cheaper and looks like the Helix, the same step-up construstion
Looks the same because they copied (some say stole) the design. Looking the same and performing the same are not equivalent though. Read here for details and make your own conclusions as to what you want on your vehicle:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=36
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      11-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #8
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Looks the same because they copied (some say stole) the design. Looking the same and performing the same are not equivalent though. Read here for details and make your own conclusions as to what you want on your vehicle:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=36
Tnx for the link!
I still don't know what FMIC to get... I don't want to pay a lot, and will go with a flash+FMIC. so I don't need a big one!
What do you think about the ETS or AA? What is better choise around $700?
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      11-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #9
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Tnx for the link!
I still don't know what FMIC to get... I don't want to pay a lot, and will go with a flash+FMIC. so I don't need a big one!
What do you think about the ETS or AA? What is better choise around $700?
ETS seems to be absolute bolt on with zero trimming needed. It would be good enough reason for me to go for it. Plus, there has been only good reviews about it. For me, it is a no brainer.
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      11-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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If you're counting pennies and the ETS unit suites your needs then go for that. Regardless of the brand it will almost certainly provide better heat exchange over stock. Just be careful with some designs as they can actually reduce power at stock boost levels. With sofware that won't be an issue.
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      11-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #11
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I believe Mdorphin is running it on his 1M.
Here's the Helix install process:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577757

Check also:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=730637
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745793
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=748104
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      11-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #12
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ETS seems to be absolute bolt on with zero trimming needed. It would be good enough reason for me to go for it. Plus, there has been only good reviews about it. For me, it is a no brainer.
Deffinately.. Installed my ETS FMIC two weeks ago and loving it..
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      11-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #13
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Tons of N54s are running all the aftermarket FMICs. I went with the ETS since I don't track my car and at the time I was planning to run meth. I probably would have went with a bigger unit if I tracked my car. For sure when you are running extra boost your car will heat up very fast.
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What do you guys think of the Forge intercooler? is anyone running one?
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What do you guys think of the Forge intercooler? and is anyone running one?
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      11-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #17
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What do you guys think of the Forge intercooler? and is anyone running one?
There are nice, just $$$. Paying double over the ETS unit hardly seems worth it though.
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