HKS Intercooler Kit

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    Installed the HKS Intercooler kit on
    R-00057 today and as expected the fitment was great! Plus, I was surprised to see they include the complete hard pipe kit for easy install.

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    Looks like a nice kit! HKS makes great stuff,
     
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    Any cutting involved?
     
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    did it come with that template or did you make it...for painting the HKS on...and what kind of paint to use?
     
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    Yes, you have to cut the plastic trim around the OEM intercooler to allow clearance for the taller & wider HKS intercooler.
    Very easy to do with a box cutter.

    Comes with the template included.
    I did not paint mine.

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    I feel like I'm reaping the benefits of this. Lol
     
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    #7 Noize, May 6, 2019
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    I Googled, and Evasive has this at $836. Considering it comes with piping, I think that’s solid. Was sold on PRL before, but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet. Unsure now.

    Is this a bar and plate core?
     
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    Visually to me it looks like a tube fin core.
     
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    It does to me as well. Probably means it’s lightweight, another thing I like.
     
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    so PRL talks about how theirs is supposed to be better because it cools better, but honestly, I think they'd be about the same. I do like HKS products so far, my legamax was top notch
     
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    #11 Noize, May 7, 2019
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    I like the PRL a lot as well. Both would be nice options as they both come from good manufacturers.

    I totally snoozed and missed the last PRL tax sale, and couldn’t get that deal. I don’t really want to spend as much as this HKS is, but the fact that it comes with pipes helps some.

    The CTR’s engine overheating issues on track aren’t due to the intercooler nor will they be solved by upgrading it. What the IC will do is help keep power consistent on hot days, of course.

    Still mulling it over and waiting for the best deal.
     
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    yeah, with the hks you can get it with or without the pipes.

    I wonder what the CTR was doing when it went up against the RS, Golf R and STi...how did it not over heat...or is the overheating for people upon multiple laps around the track?
     
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    i think all of the current intercooler does it's job good enough for the power level we are able to achieve.
     
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    #14 00057, May 7, 2019
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    PRL is Bar & Plate
    HKS is Tube & Fin
    On a side note, I loved my PRL intercooler.
    IMO...PRL makes amazing products and had zero complaints.
    I replaced my intercooler because I current run the HKS LegaMax exhaust and I like the idea/theme of running all the same manufacture components.
    HKS Intake system and the DP/SP combo coming next!
     
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    Having just done a track day at Daytona (with 80 degree ambient temp), I can confirm what a lot of people have said on here before. The speed of the track and the ambient temperature matters. At Daytona, I was hitting 155mph, which gave the car plenty of airflow to keep temps in check. When I was able to string a couple fast laps together, the temps would start to climb noticeably on my ktuner readout, but never enough for the gauge cluster temp indicator to noticeably move. At a slower track, it would almost certainly overheat after a few laps at 80 degree ambient. For most people running HPDEs, I think the stock cooling system is perfectly adequate (just being stuck behind a slower car long enough to get a point-by lowers temps dramatically). If you plan to do time attacks in a warm climate and push the car hard for multiple laps in a row, you are going to need to upgrade it.
     
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