I had 3 intakes on my Type R.I had the mishimoto intake for the Si. It sounded fantastic, fit great, and was high quality. I did not take any data on its performance but I really liked it.
I don’t know why anyone cares about a black intercooler on this car when it has a FMIC in OEM trim and red badges/trim everywhere. So gimmicky.Anyone with any real Data on this ? It seems PRL is better choice, just wish they offered the black version which for street is nice to give it a more sleeper type like (which is hard given the FK8 crazy exterior look)... But as far as gains and performance standpoint ?? Any real info here..... If none and they are the same then My only guess would be preference and pricing which PRL seems to win here , since it seems they are the easier company to deal with as far as customer service goes.
And that Mishimoto Intake was a big turn off for me. Why put out such a crappy product which performs worse them OEM, smh!! That is worrisome and makes me question their engineering team.
It all depends how you drive the car and the ambient temps.Something's fucky with that. The only time I've ever seen an IAT above 140 is from sitting for a long time. I haven't gone to a track but at the tail of the dragon on my hardest runs IAT was just around 10 more than IAT2. Though there you don't get long boost opportunities.
I gotta check the log but the one time I went from a cruising speed up to 170mph where you use all of 5th gear and pretty much most of 6th IAT s were still within 20 degrees of the temp coming in the MAF.
IATs are not the end all be all. Yes IATs are important but more importantly are pressure and flow when going for more power
It’s all give and take. Sure your mishimoto might perform better with cooler IATs but look at what you’re giving up for that gain.Well that depends, if you having more boost pressure but the air charge is going to be hotter it could be worse because you need to run lower ignition timing for avoid pre ignition and when you do that the motor run more '' sloppy'' and doesn't have that ''crispy '' response, for other side hot air to the intake introduce higher temperatures to the combustion chamber is this is not good for long term run, specially for track, I'm always talking about the setup we are discussing here. The other problem is this ECU is very sensitive to higher IAT temps, course you can modify the IAT turbo tables, but these tables are configurated like that for make the motor run more reliable . The tables are configurated for reduce the turbo boost (IAT2 at intake ) when you have more than 75F degrees and (IAT after intercooler) reducing the ignition timing.
Resuming I would chose and intercooler capable to keep it up with temps, at the moment small cores just can't make this possible when you have more boost than stock and you are making power in hot weather. I'm referring when you really pushing the car.
It’s all give and take. Sure your mishimoto might perform better with cooler IATs but look at what you’re giving up for that gain.