|Quote, originally posted by goddamnswede »|
|Forcefed, if you disregard price - would you go for the bell or the atp ic?|
Really dont like the atp because it doesnt fill the slot like the bell.
|Quote, originally posted by cmurphy2266 »|
|It's a good price, and it's what most people that don't own Volvos pay for a generic intercooler. Audi guys spend like $400-$500 for a full kit. All of the kits for the S40/S60 are complete rip offs. You're not pushing enough air to need anything much better. If you had a larger turbo, i could see that, but not with a stock turbo. Especially on a LPT car.|
|Quote, originally posted by ForceFed Motorsports »|
Intercooler is to cool intake air temps that are increased due to the compression of air created by the turbo. With our tiny turbos we will experience very high IAT's. Now with increased boost pressures on our turbos a quality intercooler is even MORE important. I understand your arguement about the LPT... Thus why the Greddy turbo kits that first came on the scene didnt even use intercoolers due to the low boost applications.
The fact that most are running higher than stock boost levels immediately requires an intercooler that has a quality core to reduce intake temps. Generic intercoolers work fine for budget builds not looking for peak power. Since we are limited as to what can produce peak power everything makes a difference including the intercooler.
Being that these generics have greater surface area than stock i cant argue that they wont make more power... however can guarantee they wont make the peak power achievable compared to something like a Treadstone, Garrett, PWR, HKS, Greddy, etc core will.