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      09-02-2010, 04:33 PM   #23
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Fin count/density looks to be VERY low on that core.
To me it looks exactly like the one Mr. 5 posted from AA...
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      09-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #24
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This thread is going to get real controversial...
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To me it looks exactly like the one Mr. 5 posted from AA...
The core is IDENTICAL. Period.
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      09-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #26
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I want to see a closeup for the design of this intercooler vs. AA's.
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says 445 euro so converted to dollars is $570...is that correct?
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says 445 euro so converted to dollars is $570...is that correct?
where the hell did you get euro from? and where is that 445 number from?
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says 445 euro so converted to dollars is $570...is that correct?
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According to KL racing's homepage it's 180€ + shipping to USA 68€.

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where the hell did you get euro from? and where is that 445 number from?
says...445€ when i changed currency to Euro convert that to dollar its $570.

nm...might have doubled clicked..says quantity is 2.
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      09-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #31
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Fin count/density looks to be VERY low on that core.

Your right the fin density does look really low, but I just checked the AA website and their fin density looks exactly the same.


This just shows, if you do your homework you could save a lot of $$$.
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This thread is going to get real controversial...
Yeah because every vendor who sells an intercooler will attempt to prove that their is worth twice the price that you can get this one for.

It might well be that this one is inferior to those sold on here, but I would like some hard evidence before I believe that
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Yeah because every vendor who sells an intercooler will attempt to prove that their is worth twice the price that you can get this one for.

It might well be that this one is inferior to those sold on here, but I would like some hard evidence before I believe that
The fin density is a BIG clue as to the quality of a core.
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The fin density is a BIG clue as to the quality of a core.
Can we find out the fin density for sure before making any assumptions?

Not calling you out Andy, just saying let's not jump the gun here to the rest of the members.



Also, datalogging will be crucial with some pulls and specific info (like temp, humidity, etc) tied to it.

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The endtanks are not the most ideal IMO, too many square edges...but it does look like AA core from the pics...
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The fin density is a BIG clue as to the quality of a core.
So the AA intercooler has poor quality ? Because the fins counts look identical
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      09-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #38
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Fin count/density looks to be VERY low on that core.
Looks about the same as Mr.5.

Great job OP.
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I think AA core has the shroud and seems to have one more bar than the one that OP posted...Here is a closeup of AA core!
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      09-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #40
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Very creative thinking but isn't there a point of diminished returns if you go too big? Boost drop or the more obvious question of how you get airflow to even half of something that much bigger than any possible air inlet?
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what did you do for mounting brackets?
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what did you do for mounting brackets?
It looks as though its not held by bracket but the piping and the bottom of the bumper brace...
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I count 18 rows on the AA and 17 on Big Tom's. Dyno results would be awesome though.
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      09-02-2010, 06:56 PM   #44
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hey just about anything is better than the stocker.. nice work!
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