Intercoolers, Black or silver?

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i think the black looks a lot better personally...i'd say if it's the same price then yeah... :cool:
I would snag the 27Won intercooler but I don’t think they’ll be in stock until the summer time if I’m not mistaken, I’m leaning towards the PRL intercooler which can come in black as it’ll probably take 2-4 weeks to come in just in time for the weather to hopefully warm up. It’ll cost a little more for getting it in black but I think it’ll be worth it.





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The black intercooler is a little too sleeper for me, especially since our intercoolers are a bit recessed into the bumper.

Seeing a big hunk of aluminum just looks more substantial on any turbo car imo.

This is the "best" recent pic I have:

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LOL this is why I’m going back and forth with black and silver, that front end looks amazing being able to see the aluminum finish, your front end basically looks like mine with the pro civic grill. Sheeeesh 👍🏽
 
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Mighty car mods did a few videos on black vs silver intercoolers. Worth watching.
I’m going to have to watch that video, thanks for the suggestion!
 

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Silver does look killer too but man I don’t know how well they hold up in the northeast. I’ve seen PLENTY of cars up here run them in silver so I don’t see why not BUT I’m not looking at it very closely for it 🤔
i mean its aluminum so it should be fine how does your current cooler look? id imagine you have a good amount of miles now
 
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The black intercooler is a little too sleeper for me, especially since our intercoolers are a bit recessed into the bumper.

Seeing a big hunk of aluminum just looks more substantial on any turbo car imo.

This is the "best" recent pic I have:

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hells ya thats what im talking about! did you have to reinforce the bumper when you cut the mesh from the lower grill
 
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LOL this is why I’m going back and forth with black and silver, that front end looks amazing being able to see the aluminum finish, your front end basically looks like mine with the pro civic grill. Sheeeesh 👍🏽
The anti corrosion aspect is something I never had to consider before since I live in socal so you really have a tough choice lol.

hells ya thats what im talking about! did you have to reinforce the bumper when you cut the mesh from the lower grill
Yeah there's an aluminum bar inserted into the oem sport lip so it doesn't flex so much. I originally had 2 vertical support bars but ended up removing them. I had the vertical bars for like a month before I thought it looked too ugly and the inner aluminum bar provided enough support.
 

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The anti corrosion aspect is something I never had to consider before since I live in socal so you really have a tough choice lol.



Yeah there's an aluminum bar inserted into the oem sport lip so it doesn't flex so much. I originally had 2 vertical support bars but ended up removing them. I had the vertical bars for like a month before I thought it looked too ugly and the inner aluminum bar provided enough support.
ahh you wouldnt have a picture of how you did it would you?
 

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I actually went from silver to black I like the black look more. Mainly went black for the look tbh I don’t think the color makes a huuuuge difference in cooling(I’m probably wrong since I rattle canned mine 😅) but that’s what I think.
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I didn't do the work, a shop cut an aluminum bar into the shape of the lip and I forget how they secured it. I actually forgot it was in there until this thread :oops:.
dang lol looks great thou man
 

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I actually went from silver to black I like the black look more. Mainly went black for the look tbh I don’t think the color makes a huuuuge difference in cooling(I’m probably wrong since I rattle canned mine 😅) but that’s what I think.
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since you cut your mesh out also on your old bumper what did you use to support the front?
 

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since you cut your mesh out also on your old bumper what did you use to support the front?
I didn’t use any extra support the second picture was how I ran it for 20k miles until the new bumper. The sag is only noticeable if you look closely imo
 
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i mean its aluminum so it should be fine how does your current cooler look? id imagine you have a good amount of miles now
Yeah the current one looks pretty beat up and ugly lol I have about 58,300 miles on it so far, my miles are up there.
 

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Yeah the current one looks pretty beat up and ugly lol I have about 58,300 miles on it so far, my miles are up there.
i gotcha personally i like silver for the look but everyone is different
 

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I didn’t use any extra support the second picture was how I ran it for 20k miles until the new bumper. The sag is only noticeable if you look closely imo
ahh thanks for the input man!
 

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