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Old 06-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #1
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upgrading my intercooler (and 13c to 16t)

which is a better intercooler?

this : https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/407...cooler-ICM150/

$542

or this: https://shop.klracing.se/sv/artiklar...-ac-60mm-.html

$249 plus shipping from europe(?)

thanks in advance

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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Chances are they are the same unit just branded differently. The US company is just making a bunch of profit.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:38 AM   #3
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I'd 100% go with the less expensive one.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:28 PM   #4
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do88. Has the numbers to back it up. Installed one in my 850. Fit and finish was awesome.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #5
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the do88 is known for two good things (that I have read)

1. its a perfect drop in

and

2. its super fat (from the photos, its almost more than double the stock intercooler)

question:

does anyone know if these are the facts for the KLracing brand?

because if they are (perfect drop in and fat as hell) --- ill go for the KLracing because it is less than half the price.

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:06 PM   #6
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the do88 is known for two good things (that I have read)

1. its a perfect drop in

and

2. its super fat (from the photos, its almost more than double the stock intercooler)

question:

does anyone know if these are the facts for the KLracing brand?

because if they are (perfect drop in and fat as hell) --- ill go for the KLracing because it is less than half the price.

thanks,
andrew
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:16 PM   #7
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All the intercoolers come from the same place. The retail shops do have to mark them up. Go with the KL racing one as it drops in and less expensive.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:01 PM   #8
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All the intercoolers come from the same place. The retail shops do have to mark them up. Go with the KL racing one as it drops in and less expensive.
That’s great they’re made in the same place. That doesn’t mean the build quality is the same, the dimensions are the same or the core is the same.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:23 PM   #9
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They are not the same.


23 row


22 row
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:29 PM   #10
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KL Racing one is shinier, get that.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:04 AM   #11
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Different mounting tabs, the do88 stuff I've seen have all had do88 cast in the end tanks as well, those end tanks between the two pics are slightly different as well, plus the different row count Ian mentioned. Sounds like different units to me.

Either should be fine, both far better than the stock stuff, but personally, I really do like my do88.

Now to go clean up the crapshow above, keep this on track. Both of you, knock it off. We all know you like to piss in each others cheerios, do it in OT, not here.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:20 AM   #12
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Silly boys those are just photos..Photos are always suspect....

Go Alibaba , you'll find the things there and some places (already checked, some places do sell single units..Might check Ali-Express...
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:34 PM   #13
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They are not the same.

23 row vs 22 row - Take the heavier one.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:27 PM   #14
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The Kl racingnone is cheaper even with shipping
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:28 PM   #15
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I have Kl racing and it’s direct drop in
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:42 PM   #16
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Like Gary stated the do88 looks to have cast end tanks.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:42 PM   #17
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I have Kl racing and it’s direct drop in
What's your experience when you've changed it? Did you notice a large improvement? I'm still undecided whether to buy one or not.
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He asked best, not cheapest
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:06 PM   #19
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I can only speak for the KL Racing cooler in a 240, but it was a pretty painless install (Made a new upper bracket with flat steel and the old rubber piece) and I gained a pound of boost on the gauge. I'm happy with it. You could get the same results for less with an eBay cooler but install will be a lot harder.
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I have Kl racing and it’s direct drop in
I also have KL-racing intercooler and it is almost bolt in part. Needs small modifications for good fitment.





That upper "bracket" is just idiotic.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:34 AM   #21
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The do88.se version is also essentially a drop in for the 7/9 series. Very minor sheet metal clearancing (dremel) if you are anal like I am.... and wanted it centered. The stack is TIGHT when you fit it between the radiator and your condenser, but it fights like it was designed for that space.........
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