Err, umm,Does anyone one have information on front mount intercoolers for the gxp ill have intake exhaust and a tune didnt know if i need one but i will have the front bumper off soon and would like to put it on then.
Thanks for any info
While I havn't put our Hahn unit in yet, I've checked the dimensions, and Hahn was kind enough to send me the instructions even though I bought their unit used. With the Hahn, I've concluded that you really must take the front nose off, but really beyond that, all these units, no matter manufacturer, require little or no mods. The hahn is thick, and so requires a little trimming to the plastic pickup piece for the radiator. Performance wise, you should see several benefits. Those that have installed IC's say the overall power band feels stronger (there is likely small power gains), but moreso, the motor will have a cooler charge, and produce more power under repeated load (which is debated as happening just under normal driving load). If you plan ANY serious future mods, the IC upgrade is there, and is needed if sticking with the 2.0.i assumed that was a given that people know that :thumbs:
im wanting after market
Certainly won't be helping your airflow through the cooling tube(s) at the bottom. Have you driven it, when the turbo kicks in do you hear anything different (like air escaping through a small area)? Your bring up a good question though, where is the sensor located for our boost readout? If it's at the intake (after the IC), then I'd think having a small leak is going to show up on your readout (you won't be able to reach boost you used to).Here are a few photos from photobucket,thanks
0717131812_zpse8eb1783.jpg Photo by Larry_Fostano | Photobucket
Hit Parking Stop Photo by Larry_Fostano | Photobucket
So you have a serious aftermarket tune, that's a lot of boost, not stock. I'd like to see what people more experienced with this car say about where the boost sensor is located because I'd think it would be ok to make a run or two to let the boost kick in once the car is warmed up and see where you are at. With that boost though, like I said I don't think you're stock tune, so maybe you'd be better off upgrading to an aftermarket IC which you could use anyway?Yes drove it straight home,never kicked in the boost ,my hearing not that good,I never ever hear the air escaping from the turbo that people talk about,so not sure if I would notice any air escape.I was not going to hit the boost yet ,not sure if I can cause any other problems.I was hitting at WOT around 25 psi to 26 psi ,also heard about heat and engine cooling issues,not sure what that is all about so I was playing it safe by not engaging boost.