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    Question Does anyone have the tx larger intercooler with the large tophat kit - Thoughts?

    Basically looking at buying one of these at the end of the month.
    I would buy the larger kit (63mm pipe work) to get over 300bhp but what I am asking is does anyone have this kit plus tx autosport tophat kit?
    What do you think?
    I have read the post on fitting these kits, I know I will have to trim a bit off the fog light cowlings and the slats but as long as you cant see and it looks neat, thats what counts!
    Thanks in advance for any replies!

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    enlarged top hats are know 2 rob top end, although better mid range, you dont need 63mm pipework 2 get over 300bhp either.bigger pipework=more lag. 57mm is perfect imo

    you will have fun fitting 63mm to a coupe bumper if u got a 888, tis a knightmare
    i hit 280bhp with 51mm pipework only reson cudnt get near 300bhp was my oe size zorst

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    fitted one yesterday...just waiting for the tophat to arrive..

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=251044

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    i got the top hat and intercooler pipes from tx and i was running 600bhp with them and they work well with my setup.
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    Cheers guys that helps alot. To be honest it has put me off getting the larger cooler as I don't want to hack that much off my bumper. I think I will just go for the small 57mm one as it is good for about 350bhp and should be alot easier to fit! I don't think I plan to go much more than about 350bhp any way, well for now!

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    ive got the small 57mm and i had to trim loadsss off my fog light and a fair amount of the bumper, ended up just removing the slats in the end which looks mint actually!!
    i imagine the larger one would be a right bitch to get the bumper back on!! pluss it says the small one is good for well over 300bhp, plus as mentioned above the bigger the pipework the more lag your gonna get.
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    With the larger intercooler, you will lose your slats and the fogs..

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    Smaller one it is! From what I have read there will be too much lag and a right pain to fit with the bigger one! I think I will still get a bigger top hat though as I would prefer more mid-range rather than top end!

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    Also would I get a bit more space by doing the twin fan conversion even if fitting the saller one. I'm sure I could sort something out with TX if thats what I wanted.

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    he supplys the smaller kit with 2 fans anyway mate, even though he shows 1 in the pic.

    i reccomend you get rid of you're slats anyway, i did it and it looks much better
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