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Automotive Racing Intercoolers, Intercooler Kits


An intercooler is a device used on turbocharged and supercharged internal combustion engines to improve the volumetric efficiency and increase the amount of charge in the engine, thereby increasing power. The inter in the name refers to its location compared to the compressors; the coolers were typically installed between multiple stages of supercharging in aircraft engines. Modern automobile designs are technically aftercoolers because they appear most often at the very end of the chain, but this name is no longer used.

Turbochargers and superchargers compress incoming air, causing it to become heated. Since hot air is less dense than cooler air at the same pressure, the total charge delivered to the cylinders is higher than non-compressed air, but still less than it could be. By cooling the charge after compression, even more charge can be delivered, increasing power. Additionally, intercoolers help to increase the total amount of boost possible without causing engine knocking.

An intercooler is essentially a radiator tuned for high volume flow rates and the increasing density of the charge as it cools. Most designs use ambient air for cooling, flowing through the radiator core, and often collocated with other radiators for oil or cooling fluid. This approach is also known as Air To Air (ATA).

Greddy, HKS, Spearco Intercooler KitsAn alternate design, often referred to as a charge cooler, uses water or a water/antifreeze mix to cool the charge, then cools the water in a separate radiator. While heavier and more complex, charge coolers can often make arranging the rest of the engine much simpler. This approach is also known as Water To Air (WTA). A variation on this type of charge cooler substitutes a reservoir of coolant for the radiator, allowing the use of an icewater mixture that can bring outlet temperatures well below ambient air temperature even under very high boost pressure. Because of the limitations on the volume of icewater that can be stored and circulated, this approach to charge cooling is only practical for short durations, making it most common in drag racing and land speed record attempts.

  • Front Mount Intercoolers (FMIC)
    Mounted vertically near the front bumper, in line with the car's radiator
  • Side Mount Intercoolers (SMIC)
    Mounted in the front corner of a bumper, in front of one of the wheels. Side-mounted intercoolers are generally smaller and less efficient than front-mounted intercoolers.
  • Top Mount Intercoolers (TMIC)
    Mounted horizontally on top of the engine (due to a low hood line) and use a hood scoop to force air over the intercooler.

Intercooler Kits

  • Greddy Intercoolker Kits
  • HKS Intercooler Kits
  • Spearco Intercooler Kits

Intercooler Kits Available on eBay

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Front Mount Intercooler Kit For BMW E82 E88 135i 1M E90 E92 335i E89 Z4 BK

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For A3/S3 VW Golf GTI Jetta MK5 MK6 Passat Rev9 Front Mount Intercooler Kit Ver2

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Trask V-Rod Intercooler Kit - Black

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STI Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

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Turbo XS Front Mount Intercooler Kit FMIC for 2006-2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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LR FMIC Intercooler Kit For VW GTI GOLF V MK5 2.0T FSI TSI AUDI A3 Jetta Turbo

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98-05 VW Golf GTI Jetta Intercooler Kit MK3 MK4 1.8T Front Mount Bolt On+BOV

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Mishimoto Performance Black Top Mount Intercooler Kit for 02-07 Subaru WRX & STI

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Twin Turbo Intercooler Kit For VW GOLF MK5 MK6 GTI FSI JETTA 2.0T AUDI A3 Red

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Intercooler Kit For Audi A3 S3 Seat Leon VW Golf GTI R MK7 1.8 2.0 TSI BLACK

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95% NEW Mount Intercooler Kit For 2008-14 Subaru IMPREZA GRB GRF WRX STI EJ25

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2.5" Intercooler Kit Universal Aluminum Pipe Piping Mandrel Bent Turbo Silicone

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For 2007 2008 2009 2010 BMW E90 E92 335i 335xi 135i Twin Turbo Intercooler Kit

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Fits 1998-2001 AUDI Audi A4 1.8T Motors Front Mount Intercooler Kit Fmic Bolt On

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