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    which intercooler on phase 1 ?

    hiya all think n about get n a better intercooler but! will it b better or not? or am i just chuck n money away? which one should i get ??
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    go for it but get a courtney front lower or any that gets good airflow for max cooling!
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    how easy are they 2 fit ? aint got 2 start change in all bits 2 make it fit hav i ?

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    i have just got a universal one, does the job fine
    what part of notts are you from btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmywrc View Post
    hiya all think n about get n a better intercooler but! will it b better or not? or am i just chuck n money away? which one should i get ??
    cheers jimmy
    would it take much more time to type ing?

    fir phase 1 you dont need a different IC, but there are alot of choices, the courtneay etc ones will be better but cost alot more, maybe better looking at a cheaper universal intercooler then spending the money you save on an exhaust or something?
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    If your on stage 1 you don't need a intercooler and it won't make much difference until you get another remap to take you to stage 2 then you will feel a big difference.

    When i fitted my intercooler before getting a remap i didn't feel any performance difference at all. it was only when Thorney remapped it that i had the massive difference.
    SMIC, miltek catback, precat, Thorney remap 242.7 bhp 281lb/ft torque

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmywrc View Post
    aint got 2 star change in all bit 2 make it fit hav i ?
    What does that say/mean?

    There are lots of choices, and will be better for the engine and performance. Courtenay claim a 15-18bhp gain from theirs (maybe a bit optimistic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    would it take much more time to type ing?

    fir phase 1 you dont need a different IC, but there are alot of choices, the courtneay etc ones will be better but cost alot more, maybe better looking at a cheaper universal intercooler then spending the money you save on an exhaust or something?
    its got a vxr turbo on also

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmywrc View Post
    its got a vxr turbo on also
    im which case then fitting any larger intercooler then getting phase 3 (iirc) would be the best bet, a more expensive IC will im sure be better, but a cheaper one could allow the ph3 remap to be doen for nearly the same price and will have much higher gains,
    all personal preference and to your budget,
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