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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    For the people who have asked about intake temperature differences with this intercooler, see below some results:

    Initial test - stock intercooler
    Ambient temp: 11c
    Typical temp range during boosted driving: 23-28c
    Average of about 13-15c over ambient temp

    Follow up test - THS copy intercooler
    Ambient temp: 13c
    Typical temp range during boosted driving: 17-23c
    Average of about 6-8c over ambient temp

    Temp readings taken from my P3 guage reading from the OBD port.
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    Do it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by john2204 View Post
    Very tempted to pull the trigger.
    No complaints from me - and obviously Cihan rates his aswell. As per my info on the 1st page, just be aware that i had to slightly grind down the tabs on the aluminium adapter to make it fit. Other than that, it fits perfect.

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    im a newb to the whole intercooler thing, but the lower intake temp means that u will not get any power loss? correct? so its a factor in hot climates, summer, racing. but no real benefits for everyday use?

    would it correct to say the intercooler doesnt increase power, but maintains it during "harsher" conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    For the people who have asked about intake temperature differences with this intercooler, see below some results:

    Initial test - stock intercooler
    Ambient temp: 11c
    Typical temp range during boosted driving: 23-28c
    Average of about 13-15c over ambient temp

    Follow up test - THS copy intercooler
    Ambient temp: 13c
    Typical temp range during boosted driving: 17-23c
    Average of about 6-8c over ambient temp

    Temp readings taken from my P3 guage reading from the OBD port.
    Value for money Lucas!! awesome upgrade! and nice write up,

    Just wondering, do you know how to setup the P3 to read AFRs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walbjj View Post
    im a newb to the whole intercooler thing, but the lower intake temp means that u will not get any power loss? correct? so its a factor in hot climates, summer, racing. but no real benefits for everyday use?

    would it correct to say the intercooler doesnt increase power, but maintains it during "harsher" conditions.
    For day to day driving, the intercooler upgrade is probably not hugely necessary - as the stock intercooler is of a reasonable size. An upgraded intercooler will outperform the stock intercooler in hotter weather, repeated full RPM runs like at a race track etc by keeping the charged air cooler, but for the odd squirt off the lights you will probably find no real advantage.

    Quote Originally Posted by M4RK0 View Post
    Value for money Lucas!! awesome upgrade! and nice write up,

    Just wondering, do you know how to setup the P3 to read AFRs?
    I dont think the P3 can read the A/F ratios unfortunately Marco.

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    Is there any noticeable lag over stock? Have any k03 guys tried this yet?

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    I noticed they have a 'twin cooler' as well as the price has reduced to $430aud delivered on the THS copy. Good buying as S3 with hoses is almost double that.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw...at=0&_from=R40

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    No noticeable lag at all on my car. That was something i was a bit worried about....but there was no need to worry afterall.

    Yes i saw that they have a twin cooler option which i assume was a copy of the Forge version.

    I cant comment on the twincooler version, but the THS copy that i bought from them is good quality and fits well - no issues at all apart from a minor tweak to the alloy bung adapter which took 5 mins with a Dremel to fix.

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    hey Lucas, great write up mate, out of interest, do our ECU's adapt to the change in inlet temps and adjust timing as required ?

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