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what should come first.. intake or intercooler?

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Old 04-12-2006, 08:42 AM
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Default what should come first.. intake or intercooler?

I just got an '01 A4. I would like to add a little performance, should i start with an intake, or an intercooler? I know i would see more gains w/ an intercooler, I think, but would it make no sense to do so w/o an intake first? Please enlighten me on this situation..
Any suggestions on brands and websites would be appreciated!

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Old 04-24-2006, 04:33 AM
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Default RE: what should come first.. intake or intercooler?

dont know much about a4's, but generally an after market intercooler is bigger. therefore more air is boosted. usually a small drop in boost is to be expected as a result of the bigger area. lower boost can lead to lower hp, but then again lower air temps can lead to higher hp. so i dont know.

but IMO, it all starts with and intake. Carbonio is what all my friends have, but i think a k & n filter will do if you want to cut some costs and buy the intercooler as well. hope this helps some.
 
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Default RE: what should come first.. intake or intercooler?

I have an Evo motorsports induction system. I would recommend an intake before intercooler just because its cheaper and if your on a stock turbo, the intake will make a bigger difference in your performance plus being about $600 cheaper. Good luck.
 
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Default RE: what should come first.. intake or intercooler?

FWIW, I think chipping the car should come first. I would then work on the intake and upgrade the intercooler and add a bigger turbo.

Cheers!

Chef
 
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:51 AM
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Default RE: what should come first.. intake or intercooler?

if u want to sell your stock intercooler let me know
 
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