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    what size intercoolers are ye guys running?

    well lads i am going getting a fmic just wondering wat size setups your running on your cars and is there much of a power gain from it? i have full sports system on the car and a top hat is there any other mods i can do for power gains cheers lads

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    vxr turbo? cams? remap?

    i'm running stage 3.5, approx 280bhp with a Pace intercooler. dunno what size it is.
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    Running about 280-290 with a medium universal intercooler from ebay
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    aeotd its been proved the universal ones although are not as gd as the courtenay/regal ones, but the regal/courtenay ones were no where near 3 times better,compared with price of universal ones, the universal ones came out very well indeed.
    size is 185mmx690mmx65 approx was best size iirc

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ASTRA-G-GSI-VXR-FRONT-MOUNT-TURBO-INTERCOOLER-FMIC_W0QQitemZ250368242817QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Ca rsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item250368242817 &_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A10|39% 3A1|240%3A1318

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    im using a universal with 63mm inlets and outlets
    the size fits the gsi cutout perfectly



    then i used 63mm pipework all the way through

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    nice 1 man cheers thats the info i needed did it give ye lads much power gains

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    9litre front mount i'm running.

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    I use with gt3076r 16liter fmic. It is enough for my setup but I do not know what setup u got? U cannot say exactly, fmic can give x extra hp. But for opc turbo setup u can say extra 10hp with bigger(8-10liter) fmic. It is not easy to say exact ratios.


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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Front-mounted-turbo-INTERCOOLER-typ-006-UNIVERSAL_W0QQitemZ270341469885QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2703414 69885&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1700|66% 3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    these coolers look good quality at good price, german build quality.

    safe to say the bigger surface area the bigger the power increases due to more air being cooled therefore denser air = more air = more power, but you probably wont see any more than 10bhp from an intercooler alone, torque may increase up to 20lbs/ft but down side of a big cooler is more lag, your better off all round with something about 700 wide 200 deep and 65 thick but no bigger, unless your car has a gt28 70mm pipework , standalone management and full blueprint engine, all running like 2 bar boost!! a medium sized cooler will see you good up to bout 300-350 bhp

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    when i fitted my last universal fmic i got an instant 10bhp(in old thread somewhere on ere), had vxr fitted at time, was remapped, put on rollers came back with 246bhp, i fitted the 690x185x65, i would go that way again, but the coupe is a complete ba5tard for fitting fmic, so smic is way i goin this time

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