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Just had these arrive and look a really nice piece of kit and a good price we think :) I'm told a very easy fit compared to other kits, i've got a car coming in shortly to have one fitted so will post more info and some pix on the car.

Neuspeed 1.8T Front Mount Intercooler

NEUSPEED's new front mount intercooler kit is truly a bolt-on affair - no cutting or trimming of any metal is required.

Your vehicle's OE intercooler is inefficient and prone to heat soak - especially on chipped high horsepower applications. Over time, during spirited driving, the OE intercooler becomes heat-soaked and robs your engine of precious horsepower. With our front mount kit, your car will deliver consistent horsepower run after run!

Engineered for the utmost performance, the kit features lightweight polished aluminum tubing, silicone hose couplings, cast aluminum end-tanks, and an ultra efficient bar and fin core design.

Fits 2000 on models with manual transmission ONLY!

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Neuspeed FMIC Golf/Bora 1.8T Polished 2000-2002 EN-FMIC-NEU-A ?599 +vat

Neuspeed FMIC Golf/Bora 1.8T Polished 2003-> EN-FMIC-NEU-B ?599 +vat

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we're not sure either yet, waiting for the workshop to fit one so as to make sure, we think they should be available for all but want to make sure first!
 

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Don't forget that they get the golf later in the states, perhaps the 2000 version is for the early non-DBW models. That or the difference is just the MAP sensor and they haven't got a bung ready for the hole left yet [^]
 

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Quote: posted by tophuh on 08/12/2004 14:53:40

okay.. confused, why don't they fit AGU's ? [B)] [?]

Its because the the pipe that exits the core and runs to the throttle body has a point in it for a MAP sensor, something AGU's dont have. It isn't a major problem as my FMIC has a point for a map sensor and I just made up a plate and seal to block it off and all is well. The Neuspeed looks a good kit with nice pipework, similar in design to the kit I have.
 

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Would like to see some specs on it, so as to compare it to my APR FMIC. Not happy with the fitment of the APR one supplied by Awesome as

a)The pipework didnt reach/fit (had to the butcher original Throttle body to IC pipe to extend the APR one)

b)Had to cut so much of the bumper away that the lower o/s grill wont fit back on

c)The silcone pipework supplied pipework from the Throttle body down to the cooler (which wasnt long enough anyway as already stated) was too thick for a car with Xenons... I.E If you have Xenons, they stick out much further (at the back) than Halogens so if you have Xenons and the winter pack (larger washer bottle) you would have no chance...
 

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the core is pretty small for an aftermarket kit then? I thought my custom was small at 22" x 7" x 2.5"? Does a very good job on the standard blower but it might not flow enough air for a BIG turbo car?

Looks impressive mind with nice pipework.... Still cant understand why these kits are so expensive. Ade i know its not your pricing i mean in general. They must cost half that to fabricate at most!!! Plus its not like a lot of R&D can have gone into it.... well not enough to justify the hiest in price!

Still one of the cheapest around tho!.... Would like to see it installed.
 

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Hi Tim

yes its a bit smaller to ease fitting - although big enough still to give the desired performance, all the others we've seen (inc the APR one) have required quite a bit of chopping around etc.

We fitted one to an A3 this week, waiting to see if the workshop took some photos for me :)
 

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The price astounds me[:(] Not having a go at those that sell, but having just got rid of the cossie and the rs500 coolers costing ?300 (and they are huge). I thought coming across to VW the prices would be the same!!! But double..........

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The turth of the matter is that we could probably commision a fmic to be made pretty easily and would probably only cost around ?300-?350.

The only problem being is the company i have in mind would probably need a car to be left with them for a few days.Id do this myself but they are way to far away for me.

Alternatively they can build an uprated side mount for about ?250 but would need an old oem cooler sent to them to work out a design.

So the possibibities are there lads.
 

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Quote: posted by Mo on 17/12/2004 10:16:52

The turth of the matter is that we could probably commision a fmic to be made pretty easily and would probably only cost around ?300-?350.

The only problem being is the company i have in mind would probably need a car to be left with them for a few days.Id do this myself but they are way to far away for me.

Alternatively they can build an uprated side mount for about ?250 but would need an old oem cooler sent to them to work out a design.

So the possibibities are there lads.

Where is this company located then, Mo ?
 

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Suffolk.They are a few hours drive away but getting the time to go up there is another thing.

We could commision 2 different coolers in reality

1) A side mounted cooler and replacement for the pancake pipe from the cooler.

2) A FMIC and pipework.

Obviously if they have to design and work to get them to fit properly etc the price will be more but if we had designs or even originals sent to them we could easily get them to make some relatively cheaply.
 

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Well i fitted my own custom set up for around the prices you are quoting mate. I went into the thing pretty blind tbh, i mean i had done a fair amount of research regarding the flow of the air and size of core etc but as for how i was going to fit it..... well that was a 'we'll make that up that as we go along'. As it turned out i bought a core and an ibiza top pipe for around ?250 delivered. The ibiza top turbo pipe runs directly over the engine bay and makes re-routing the pipework a lot easier. I used two 90 and and two 45 samco bends and the rest is straight pipework with 2.5" piping. It took me (and friends) about 4-5 hours to fit, and that is including bumper trimming (i have the caractere and it come in a fair amount at the bottom). The difference is amazing in terms of heat soak.
 
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