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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2019, 12:20:57 PM »
so £450 spent on a sports cat offers better value for money compared to £300 spent on an intercooler, if I'm staying at stage 1?

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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2019, 12:38:59 PM »
You dont need the DP either for stage 1.... If you put on a 200 cell cat and run a standard stage 1 map you car will throw a EML error

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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2019, 12:47:56 PM »
You dont need the DP either for stage 1.... If you put on a 200 cell cat and run a standard stage 1 map you car will throw a EML error

would rtech not be able to sort that eml out come mapping time?

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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2019, 02:34:16 PM »
You dont need the DP either for stage 1.... If you put on a 200 cell cat and run a standard stage 1 map you car will throw a EML error

would rtech not be able to sort that eml out come mapping time?

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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2019, 02:56:14 PM »
This one has a thicker (50mm) core.

http://creationsmotorsport.com/index.php/shop-cars/vw/vw-golf-mk5-gti-audi-a3-8p-2-0-tfsi-front-mount-intercooler-silicone-hose-kit-h0213.html

anyone running one of these?

Creation are well known on the facebook group to be chinese cloners.  Silver one looks like an APR rip off, and the black one looks like a Wagner rip off.
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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2019, 03:24:44 PM »
I personally hate buying any parts from eBay, the site is full of people willing to rip you off with fake / dodgy / chinese parts.

I would love a genuine S3 intercooler. (new)

There's no escaping fake crap!  Even Amazon sell it :grin:  There are some good sellers on Ebay though.  Just avoid the low rating breakers yards type sellers who so obviously relieved a few Golf Rs of their brakes the night before.

S3 is the one to get.  Perfect fit and finish, really low IATs, fast recovery rate (cool off time) and minimal lag increase.  The only time it's inadequate is when tuners run KO4s at 30psi.  Too much heat.

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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2019, 03:43:52 PM »
Yeah. It's like buying a steel beam for your new roof at your house.

It tears apart and you find it's filled with fags ends and dog food.

China D.G.A.F
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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2019, 04:49:07 PM »
China as a producer isn't the main problem, but rather skanky European/US 'drop shipping' companies asking them to clone a popular intercooler for £25 a pop, which they then sell on at £200.  China make most of the phones we use today, and the quality is top notch.  They will make a product to what ever standard you are willing to pay them to make.  Pay them dog food and fag ends, and that's what you'll get!
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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2019, 02:10:47 PM »
Just been on the phone to R-tech and I'm going to remove the pre-cat and fit VIS HPFP internals before going to them for mapping.

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Re: Cheapest non rubbish intercooler
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2019, 02:33:02 PM »
Just been on the phone to R-tech and I'm going to remove the pre-cat and fit VIS HPFP internals before going to them for mapping.

Don't forget to post your dyno chart up afterwards!