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Offline goku4ever

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Intercooler size
« on: December 20, 2017, 02:53:40 PM »
Hi,

Im no expert in this area.

I'm looking into getting an intercooler for my 06 mk5 gti. The previous owner has already cut the crash bar.  I think it had a wellycooler
Which size should i be looking for?

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Re: Intercooler size
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 04:40:47 PM »
As far as I could establish the S3 8p IC would be a direct fit, no need to cut the crash bar. From there onwards most bigger units require some modification.

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Re: Intercooler size
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 04:50:07 PM »
The crash bar has already been cut. So i dont mind a bigger intercooler than an S3

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Re: Intercooler size
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 04:55:20 PM »
If it were me I would restore the frontal impact integrity with a new crash bar and fit an S3 cooler as suggested.   You don't really need any more than that for a K03 anyway.   Big buckets take longer to fill than small ones = laaaaaaaag.

Otherwise measure said hole and find a suitable sized cooler on ebay to fill the gap.
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Re: Intercooler size
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 05:12:45 PM »
Wise words. Anything more than S3 would be overkill for k03 and will for sure cause some lag.

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Re: Intercooler size
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 05:53:35 PM »
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