Once the air intake temperature gets too hot, the engine ECU will retard the timing and lower boost levels to maintain engine’s safety.
The stock cooler forms the hangers for both the radiator and air conditioning condenser, due to this up rated cooler designs fall into one of two categories.
Keep a stock cooler in place and add additional cooling. A new cooler which retains all the hangers for the radiator and a/c condenser. Whilst offering more efficient cooling. and reduced pressure drop, as the stock cooler have its limitations, a small core and plastic end tanks
(Note Audi S3 cooler has a slightly larger core, with aluminium tanks, but restricted inlet / outlets)
THS concluded for a number of reasons that a new high efficiency bar and plate cooler as a direct replacement for the stock cooler offers best solution and results.
* No extra pipe work, keeping un-cooled air volume to a minimum, reducing turbo lag.
* Removal of restrictive OEM end tanks, restrictive inlet/outlets and core.
* Lower pressure drop.
* No bumper trimming required.
Using 3D CAD modelling the cast aluminium end tanks were designed to retain the vital hanger points necessary for the a/c condenser and radiator. New larger inlet / outlets and unique end tank shape give increased unrestricted air flow.
These are then TIG welded to a large bar and plate core. The complete cooler is pressure tested to 5bar (72psi)
The THS TFSI cooler features a Bar and Plate core. Bar and Plate core offers similar cooling properties as tube and fin systems but has the added advantage of reducing pressure drop due to lower hydraulic internal restrictions. This means that the THS TFSI intercooler has a reduced pressure drop over the standard OEM cooler and S3 cooler.
Fits the following models:
* Audi A3 1.8 & 2.0 TFSI & TSI
* Audi S3 2.0 TFSI & TSI
* Audi TT 1.8 2.0 TFSI & TSI
* Audi TTS TFSI
* Seat Leon FR 2.0 TFSI
* Seat Leon Cupra 2.0 TFSI
* Seat Leon Cupra R 2.0 TFSI
* Seat Toledo 2.0 TFSI
* Skoda Octavia 2.0 TFSI & TSI
* VW Golf MK5 GTi 2.0 TFSI
* VW Golf MK5 GTi Edition 30 2.0 TFSI
* VW Golf MK6 GTi 2.0 TSI
* VW Golf R MK6 2.0 TSI
* VW Scirocco 2.0 TFSI & TSI
* VW Scirocco 2.0 R
* VW Jetta 2.0 TFSI & TSI
* VW Eos 2.0 TFSI & TSI
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