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Intercoolers

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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Universal 12 pcs 2.5' BLACK COUPLER+ CHROME PIPING+INTERCOOLER KIT+T-Bolt CLAMPS
$160.53


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1000+HPS XX-LARGE BAR&PLATE LIQUID WATER TO AIR ALUMINUM INTERCOOLER 16"X12"X4.5
$118.11


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CXRacing 31x12x3 FMIC Intercooler kit For 89-91 Dodge Ram 1st Gen 5.9L Diesel
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CXRacing 3" Intercooler Kit For SUPRA MKIII 7MGTE 7M-GTE + BOV + ADAPTER
$218.0


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Rev9 BMW E80 E82 1M 135i E90 E92 E93 335 335I Z4 Bolt on Intercooler Kit 500HP
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FULL ALUMINUM BAR&PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER WATER LIQUID TO AIR TURBO INTERCOOLER
$91.99


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CXRacing FMIC Intercooler Kit For 95-00 SUBARU GC8 WRX STI
$257.99


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ALUMINUM 13.75"x4.75"X4" BAR & PLATE FRONT MOUNT WATER-TO-AIR TURBO INTERCOOLER
$73.58


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CX FMIC 29x11x3 Intercooler Kit For 05 06 07 08 Audi A4 B7 2.0T Blue Hoses
$499.0


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Rev9 Audi A3/S3 / VW Golf GTI R MK7 EA888 1.8T 2.0T TSI Intercooler Kit Bolt On
$410.8


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CXRacing Twin Turbo Intercooler Kit For 04-06 Pontiac GTO Holden Monaro LS1 LS2
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CX Front Mount Intercooler Kit For 99-06 VW Volkswagen Golf MK4 1.9 TDI Turbo
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CXRacing Bolt-on FMIC Intercooler Kit w/BOV For 08+ Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.5"
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T25/T28 TD04 250HP+13P TURBO CHARGER+MANIFOLD+INTERCOOLER KIT FOR MIATA MX5 BP14
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CX Intercooler kit bolt-on BOV For 89-05 Mazda Miata MX-5 T28 1.6L/1.8L Motor
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BAR&PLATE FULLY WELDED ALUMINUM WATER TO AIR INTERCOOLER RADIATOR+DRAIN VALVE
$88.98


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