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is it possible to fit a front mounted intercooler on a 110 TDI

i was it to be seen at the fron intake on the bumper

also what size of IC am i looking at getting for this and will it help the performance?
 

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Yes, as it's substantial cost and requires other mods to engine mapping etc I would suggest you don't do it for cosmetic reasons, but focus on the performance benefits.

At the risk of sounding facetious, if it's just the 'look' you're after then why not get an old AC radiator and ty-wrap that inside the bumper aperture....
 

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no i do want the performance gain when i get it re-maped with bigger injectors ect

but what i am asking is can i do this jusnow without the re-map?
 

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Firstly, have a good look at the topic below. Foxy and I spent time talking to Allard at the Autosport Show and were very impressed. Their FMIC will fit your car, although unless you change the front bumper or grilles it will be completely stealthy. It will help the performance, and it is designed to work in conjunction with the other parts of their tuning program for best results.

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49644

Allard http://www.allardmotorcompany.com

Some of their products http://www.allardmotorcompany.com/pages/products/products-cat6.asp?cat=6
 

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you can put on the 150 tdi intercooler which is a fmic i got mine

off ebay for ?150 i can give you their number if your interested?
 

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Quote: posted by kiz on 19/01/2005 13:40:13

you can put on the 150 tdi intercooler which is a fmic i got mine

off ebay for ?150 i can give you their number if your interested?

Post it here as I'm interested :)
 

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I think the latest Ibiza tdi cupra/fr whatever its called - the 160bhp one, has an FMIC but with alloy ends, might be worth checking what SEAT charge for it
 

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its a worthwhile mod, in the process of getting the 150 bits myself. ive logged intake temps and there can be a 30degree differnce in chipped cars SMIC vs FMIC
 

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Quote: posted by craigGSI on 19/01/2005 11:47:22

no i do want the performance gain when i get it re-maped with bigger injectors ect

but what i am asking is can i do this jusnow without the re-map?

Go for it then, AFAIK if you do it without the re-map then the boost actually drops due to the extra pipework so you'd have less power and possibly other running problems until you'd got the mapping/injectors done.

It'd be more economical to collect all the parts and have the whole lot done at once otherwise you'd have to check the mapping after each stage.
 

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right lads the guy who i got mine off was a company called hinkley performance he said he had a few left and would let them go for ?150

his number is 01530231333
 

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Quote: posted by kiz on 20/01/2005 13:11:21

right lads the guy who i got mine off was a company called hinkley performance he said he had a few left and would let them go for ?150

his number is 01530231333

any pics of yours fitted mate?
 

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its not fitted yet as my golf is in the body shop getting repaired but its coming out next friday and ill be able to put all the mods i've been saving up over the months on it.

i'll put some pictures up when its on or if u're at the nw meet on the 30th i should be there and you'll be able to see it
 

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Quote: posted by kiz on 22/01/2005 13:10:46

its not fitted yet as my golf is in the body shop getting repaired but its coming out next friday and ill be able to put all the mods i've been saving up over the months on it.

i'll put some pictures up when its on or if u're at the nw meet on the 30th i should be there and you'll be able to see it

doubt i will make the meet so some pics would be cool thanx
 

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Richard you wont loose boost ...... There may be a pressure drop if the pipework and new core create extra volume to pressurize. But this means that the turbo will have to work harder to produce the requested boost... its not a drop you will 'feel'.

I have done it on my 1.8T and did a custom fit, i havnt had it mapped to the FMIC or the ko3S yet and i have no running problems at all. The IC means much lower intake temps on spirited runs and the power holds much longer. As my old Ic was a bit shady when i took it off i think it was holding back performance, so the new FMIC item does seem to have made a slight difference too. If you guys are upgrading i would go for a core with alloy end tanks as a posed to the plastic ones on the factory 150pd's.
 
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