Once you start increasing boost pressure's and the Act's (Air Charge Temperature) gets hot you will get less oxygen, so your power could decrease. When the Act's get too hot the engine will detects this and will retard the ignition to stop detention.So the secret is to keep the Act's to minimum which will increase the oxygen levels given better power and torque and keep the ignitions setting at a maximum level at all times. A good intercooler will give you slightly higher boost levels on the outlet end than the inlet end as the air will be more dense. Torque will improve too.mobile23 said:i am ordering my 17% this weekend. is it necessary to upgrade intercooler (or air diverter) with 17% pulley? is an upgraded intercooler going to get me more power??thanks
Here's my web site Mini thread http://www.grsmotorsport.co.uk/minicoopers.htmlonasled said:have yet to see a GRS Motorsport Intercooler! Can someone show me some info on this and PHOTOS please.
Well, first I will say that I am certainly NO expert here, but I have to strongly disagree here. I have found that the intercooler plays a very large part in HP gains. Our problem is that the dang hood scoop is just too freaking small to utilize the max potential of an aftermarket IC.obehave said:Just to be anal here. A better IC will not make power. You just lose less with the return of a higher charge density.
If you read the above info-you'll see there were gain's in bhp and torque from my intercooler.obehave said:Just to be anal here. A better IC will not make power. You just lose less with the return of a higher charge density.
Thank you for your kind words!onasled said:THANKS! Looks very nice.
I like that the diverter is part of the hood as it gives a better 'BLING' factor when the hood is up.
What is that other smaller black 'sheet' for? Could this go under the intercooler perhaps??
I now run the Alta myself. I see that the GRS is a bit smaller as it mounts behind the front stock mounts. This is a good thing I would imagine as it will sit that 1/4" lower that the Alta can not.
Nice Job! I would have possibly opted for the GRS rather then my Alta if I had known about it.
Just out of curiosity, would a person with minimal mechanical knowledge be able to change the intercooler himself? Is the task difficult and should be done at the garage?GRSmotorsport said:Thank you for your kind words!
The smaller diffuser 'black sheet' goes at the bottom of the bonnet scoop to help flow the air into the intercooler. I've enclosed a picture without the scoop in place.
My intercooler is still the same thickness as the original
Intercooler & diffusers costs £399 plus shipping
The_Bster said:Just out of curiosity, would a person with minimal mechanical knowledge be able to change the intercooler himself? Is the task difficult and should be done at the garage?