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      06-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #23
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Does anyone know if it will require massive cutting, like the BT?
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      06-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #24
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I would assume that VRSF is trying to do a simple upgrade like 90% of the FMIC kits -- 5" core, inlet & outlet piping, no/minimum cutting.

Price is probably going to be the most attractive element of the kit.
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      06-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #25
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I spoke to Tiago last night and i think it's definitely worth the wait. The price is pretty much going to beat any other intercooler out there
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      06-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #26
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Price is nice, just hope the core is quality
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      06-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #27
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PMed Tiago and he said 6 weeks. Looks like its a BT Intercooler... 300 bucks and some change shipped to my door...
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Does anyone know if it will require massive cutting, like the BT?
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I would assume that VRSF is trying to do a simple upgrade like 90% of the FMIC kits -- 5" core, inlet & outlet piping, no/minimum cutting.
Price is probably going to be the most attractive element of the kit.
We're definitely not doing a BT/CX racing style intercooler. I considered one of those initially since we have access to the same cores but after personally installing one of these, I felt that it required way too much trimming and with our new design we can We're using a 7" core and we're currently working on a 5" variant which will not require trimming. The 7" core will hit our door in about 5-6 weeks and the 5" cores are still in development (end tanks). The sets we have arriving will replace the restrictive stock connectors but we will also be offering an option to use the stock connectors for the guys who don't want to deal with removing the factory hose clamps.

Price is expected to be low to mid 4's depending on final cost

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Price is nice, just hope the core is quality
Same type of core we use on our Evo 8 & 9 & DSM FMIC's. We've sold hundreds of DSM FMIC kits with the same fin set and have dozens of cars in the 700+ whp range with our internal/external fin set configuration. The core is great quality and proven to perform without heat soak. The 7" core will handle anything you can throw at it that is currently available on the market for the N54.

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      06-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #28
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Definitely not a BT intercooler

Price is expected to be high 3's to low 4's
Is it a stepped intercooler?
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      06-17-2012, 10:27 PM   #29
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Definitely not a BT intercooler

Price is expected to be high 3's to low 4's
Ever snap pictures of the one you took off?
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      06-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #30
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We are not using a stepped core. We have considered one but we decided against it mainly due to the added pressure loss across a stepped core. Most of us are already pushing these tiny turbos out of their efficiency range so having to further strain them in order to produce the same boost will not only negatively affect performance but it will reduce the lifespan of the turbo.

Over-spinning the turbo to produce the same boost due to pressure loss will only negatively affect performance and reliability of both the turbos & the motor, mainly due to the additional heat cause by pushing the turbos past their efficiency range.

We also decided against it due to fact that a stepped core adds a lot of extra weight to the nose of the car. Normally I'd be ok with disturbing the balance to promote better cooling but I can't justify having to sacrificing pressure loss & inlet temps due to pushing the turbo farther out of it's range.
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      06-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #31
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Ever snap pictures of the one you took off?
I didn't get a chance to take the prototype off the car yet but I did get a few pics from our supplier while they were boxing them up


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      06-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #32
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Okay Tiago.. im sold.. im wating for this intercooler. PM me if you are gonna start taking deposits
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      06-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #33
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Nicee!! Looks like my VRSF downpipes will have a new sibling soon
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      06-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #34
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I want, I want!!!! Should make a deal for these and downpipes!
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      06-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #35
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Looking good! Does it include any piping at all or does it re-use all factory connections and piping?
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      06-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #36
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Okay Tiago.. im sold.. im wating for this intercooler. PM me if you are gonna start taking deposits
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      06-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #37
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any way to get on a list for the first batch..?? maybe i can do a step by step install write up since i have access to a lift?? id be interested in the 7in core for sure
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      06-17-2012, 11:10 PM   #38
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Tiago- is there going to be a special for the people who already bought the VRSF DP's? I thought you had said something like that a while ago...
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      06-17-2012, 11:16 PM   #39
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Buy VRSF FMIC + DPs, you get a special VRSF sticker for your window

Serious not, would be nice if VRSF (and all the other manufacturers that offer these products) offered a "Bundle" package that sold all their products at a reduced rate.
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      06-17-2012, 11:22 PM   #40
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Anyone who's purchased our VRSF DP's in the past will receive a discounted combo price

We're going to run an intro group buy as soon as I have a concrete date of arrival.
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Anyone who's purchased our VRSF DP's in the past will receive a discounted combo price

We're going to run an intro group buy as soon as I have a concrete date of arrival.
Nice- That's what I thought you had said. Good man Tiago!!
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Anyone who's purchased our VRSF DP's in the past will receive a discounted combo price

We're going to run an intro group buy as soon as I have a concrete date of arrival.
Awesome!
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You will be able to count me in on the group buy I am excited to see the final product
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VRSF does it again for the n54
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