Choosing Intercooler size ek civic - 500hp

 
Old 04-21-2014, 08:21 PM
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I am trying to figure out what size Intercooler I need for my new setup. This is my 1st turbo build so I am really not sure what size I really need and also what would fit in an ek without too much modification (if possible).
As stated car is a 2000 ek hatch, I would like to be able to use oem fog lights if possible also.
Motor will make about 350-400 Hp this summer and has the potential to make approx 500hp so I would like to look for down thing that could support 500-600hp.
The turbo is a garrett gt3076 with ar63 inlet and Ar60 outlet. Car will be mainly a street car.
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Definitely stay away from anything ebay.. PWR and Garrett both make great cores at good prices. you shouldn't really need a core bigger than 24x12x3. I would also suggest a centered inlet and outlet that way the air is evenly distributed across the core for thorough cooling.

I'm using a 24x12x3 PWR core with 2.5" centered inlet and outlet, aiming for 450whp which the intercooler should do no problem.

you're going to have to remove or heavily modify the bumper beam and a lot of 99-00 guys have a hard time running fogs. normally it requires the inlet and outlet to be on the top of the core with them mounted above the fogs. it takes some clever piping routing and you'll have to do some bumper and foglight trimming
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I have read some positive reviews on the cxracing intercoolers or would this mainly pertain to the guys running smaller hp setups?
Or would I have to run a that much of a bigger Intercooler on the cxracing one over one of the ones mentioned above?
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I have read some positive reviews on the cxracing intercoolers or would this mainly pertain to the guys running smaller hp setups?
Or would I have to run a that much of a bigger Intercooler on the cxracing one over one of the ones mentioned above?
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Welp.

I made 520whp on 93 pump at only 19psi with a CX racing IC.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CXRacing-2-5-Inlet-Outlet-Turbo-Intercooler-34x8x3-5-For-Eclipse-1G-Laser-Talon-/390536344633?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5aedc7b439&vxp=mtr This one to be exact. I would buy one again if i ever had the need.


BTW. it would have made plenty more power but its stock sleeves so we capped it off there. But it wanted to keep going.
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