The ETS intercooler Kit Features
- Full Intercooler Kit- Includes Intercooler, Charge Pipe, Couplers,Clamps
- Direct Bolt on with absolutely no cutting
- Replaces Restrictive Stock Piping
- Max HP Gains of 21.05hp
- Over 60deg Lower Temps
- No Heat Soak after a Pull
- Reduces Knock
- Durable Stainless Steel Piping
- 4 Ply Silicone Couplers
- Breeze Premium T-Bolt Clamps
- Works On Both N54 (Twin Turbo) or N55 (Single Turbo)
- 7" Requires trimming of bumper cover
- ETS Test results are on our 5" Front Mount Intercooler
Note how the inlet and outlets are staggered. The inlet is at the top of the cooler and the outlet is at the bottom. This design will force the air to flow through the whole cooler, not just straight across as if both inlet and outlets were on the top.
Analysis of Stock Intercooler
Base Test on a stage 1 vehicle at 12psi shows good power, but a flat spot in the mid range power between 5000-5700rpm is likely due to the rapidly rising outlet temps of the inefficient stock intercooler. Based upon the 100deg mid pull temps, and the 125deg end of pull temp, there is definitely room for improvement over the stock intercooler. .
Analysis of ETS Intercooler
In this test we see both intercoolers start out at 50deg, by the top of second gear the ETS intercooler is only up to 57deg, while the stock unit is already at 78deg. By the time we get to the top of third gear, the stock cooler has heat soaked, and the charge temps are up to 124, which is way too hot to safely control knock. While the stock intercooler is struggling in 3rd gear, the ETS intercooler is handling the temps with ease, yielding a 69deg charge air temperature. As the car shifts into 4th, the stock intercooler continues to struggle to control the charge air temps, and fails miserably, ending up at 158deg, and even causing timing to be pulled enough that we see two noticeable dips in power.
The ETS intercooler on the other hand, is handling the load of 4th gear without issue, and is returning good power throughout the rest of the pull. Charge temps rise to only 91deg, and we see a max power difference of 25hp. This is a considerable improvement over the stock unit, and is a difference you can really feel in the drivers seat.
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