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    Intercooler suggestions ?

    What would you say would be the best performance intercooler, but also not to expensive .

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    I would categorize this as an "if you have to ask" situation. If you have to ask, you don't need an intercooler. In general if you don't have a substantially larger turbo than stock, you don't need an intercooler. If you do need an intercooler, I'd suggest the simplest solution possible -- stay TMIC unless absolutely necessary, and only then go FMIC.

    If curious, run a search for "best TMIC" and see what brand names pop up. You want to minimize the "fitting" work needed (zero is ideal).
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    What if i were to eventually get a upgraded turbo? would the intercooler help intercooler help increase hp alone?

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    Depending on just how big the new turbo is, yes. I'd just do everything if/when the turbo is upgraded though. There are other places to get power before the IC needs any attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgillen1028
    What if i were to eventually get a upgraded turbo? would the intercooler help intercooler help increase hp alone?
    Not without remapping the ECU to account for the better cooling provided.
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    A more efficient intercooler will allow you to tune the car more aggressively, so even with the stock turbo you will be able to get a little more out of the tune with a good intercooler. Without a custom tune you will see very little gains from upgrading the intercooler.


    I would also recommend the Process West. The old school Spearco is very good as well.. and the cheapest one I would consider worthwhile is the TurboXS TMIC.

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    Process west is the best . Fast Motorsports makes a decent TMIC for around 350.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puckthefackers
    Fast Motorsports makes a decent TMIC for around 350.
    No unused TMIC for $350 is decent. FMS is no exception...
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