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      04-16-2017, 02:43 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Peter ex Advan View Post
Looking good guys, sorry i'm not there to help but i think you have it all under control.
There is a lot of talk about intercoolers, i think that most of the BMW guys simply don't understand how important IAT is. The cooler it is the better it is not only for performance but more importantly for engine durability.

Some think ITS TO BIG well if you are using a cheap China bar and plate core with poor air flow you are correct, it's just a large brick and a waste of time.

Back in my GTR days 1993-2000 we used a Trust Tube and fin intercooler
700X300X165mm thick, Inlet temps never went over 45deg C even during full competition at the track, not just 6 laps we would run for six hours. Banging out 450KW @ The tyres.

My point here is, for performance and reliability BIG IS BEST and tube and fin is the way to go..

Justin, Marty and Mike know what they are doing, you should all Listen and take notes. Thank god there are guys out there with so much love for this under rated platform.

Hats off to you guys, well done and keep up with the pictures and information.
IATs are important but people still stand by DCI's, they run big intercoolers and then suck hot air in and argue it doesn't make a difference.