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    6th Element Engineering Front Mount Intercooler kit preview

    People keep asking so I'll release some little tid bits.

    These renderings are preliminary, as I need to add a lot more details like the blow off valve, wire harness mounts and mounting brackets, etc.
    So far, you will see the piping is very short route. I am only increasing pipe distance versus stock by about 25%.

    Confirmed details are as follows:

    Intercooler core will be bar & plate type with minimal psi pressure drop and good for 500hp
    Intercooler end tanks are CAD designed for optimum airflow characteristics and will be cast aluminum
    2.25" piping to keep spool and throttle response as close to stock as possible (minimize turbo-lag) - 2.5" pipes for people running bigger turbos will be a future option
    Pipes will be finished with our signature black wrinkle powdercoat
    Outlet end tank will have a incorporated spot for the boost pressure sensor
    For those who already have our Res Delete Pipe, this kit will bolt up right to it (it's in the renderings)

    Currently, to get all of this to fit, we have to trim 3 small pieces from some of the plastic paneling in the car. I will post pics of that later when the prototype is finished.

    I am working on a replacement tray for under the core and bumper, as the stock piece will not work with the core there without modification. Depending on the cost to make this, I am going to try to have it included in the kit.

    I do not have a price nailed down yet, but the goal is a complete bolt-on kit with blow off valve and all the fine details for less than $500. It's going to be hard, but I'm going to try.

    Now for some pictures. I will add more to this thread as things develop.







    And a sneak peak what what I mean by tuned end tank:



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    Very nice man! Anyway we could ask for the pipe to be polished? I am up for one for sure!
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    Looks good 6th!.... and polished for sure, if not all black.

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    Been waiting forever for this 6th, make it happen!
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    How much does the under tray interfere? Can it be dropped down with some spacers and longer nylon rivets?




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    I like the looks.. black intercooler would be cool.. but don't mind one way or another.. I love the price point you are trying to hit.. if you can make it happen you will have a winner.

    Gold and Or red would be sweet
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    I don't care too much about color of the intercooler but do like the black pipes. I think 6th should paint his logo on the intercooler core though.
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    I care! Lol I love the polished look for the pipes in the engine bay along with the polished i.c. I think the black i.c on a dark car looks good though
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    I do like polished pipes but I think where I live anyways, it would be hard to keep them having that nice polished look. Expecially the hot pipe, the salt will eat away at it all winter. Black keeps it looking like stock/stealth looking.... and easy to keep clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honhon View Post
    How much does the under tray interfere? Can it be dropped down with some spacers and longer nylon rivets?
    When the prototype is finished and installed, i'll post pictures of exactly how it can't work. I will be designing any fix i can in the meantime though it's not a lost cause yet.
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    Cold Air Intake
    Lower Engine Mount
    Shifter Bushings
    Shifter Cable Bushings
    Resonator Delete Pipe
    Radiator Cap Cover
    Dual Oil Catch Can Kit
    Front Mount Intercooler Kit
    MAX FLOW Fuel Pump/Line Kit

    Currently prototyping: Downpipe, OEM Intercooler Hot Pipe Kit

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