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      03-23-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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No More 5" VRSF Intercooler??

I don't see the 5" intercooler on VRSF's website anymore as an option - anyone know if these are now discontinued?
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It's currently unavailable due to it being replaced by our 5" stepped core & should be available in about 8 weeks. The stepped core doesn't require cutting on the both the 335i & 135i
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It's currently unavailable due to it being replaced by our 5" stepped core & should be available in about 8 weeks. The stepped core doesn't require cutting on the both the 335i & 135i
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It's currently unavailable due to it being replaced by our 5" stepped core & should be available in about 8 weeks. The stepped core doesn't require cutting on the both the 335i & 135i
Thanks - do you mind sharing the difference between the original 5" and the stepped core? Will there be a price difference?
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      03-23-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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The stepped 5" performs better than the previous 5" but the 7" still outperforms the stepped core. I'll have temp logs up of both before we release the stepped core.
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I have one for sale.

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Definitely looking forward to this new 5" fmic. Keep us posted Tiago.
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Oh, wow. More new products from VRSF. Waiting sucks, but my wallet is happy.. for now.

That makes 3 products I'm waiting for release.
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Is a stepped core that much better than a non stepped core and why is it better?
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Is a stepped core that much better than a non stepped core and why is it better?
More frontal surface area. Most other platforms typically use 3" core and at most 4" or 5" for big HP set ups. This is the only platform that goes as far as 7" and it's largely due to the fact of the limited front surface area exposed to the intercooler.
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Curious to see the logs on the 5" stepped, any idea when those will be up? I guess it's not really relevant since you guys are already out of the 7", man those move like hot cakes.
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Curious to see the logs on the 5" stepped, any idea when those will be up? I guess it's not really relevant since you guys are already out of the 7", man those move like hot cakes.
Approximately 8 weeks.
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Oh, wow. More new products from VRSF. Waiting sucks, but my wallet is happy.. for now.

That makes 3 products I'm waiting for release.
What else are you waiting on?
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Should be a nice addition to the line.

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What else are you waiting on?
OCC, XI cat back revision, and now this.
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Approximately 8 weeks.
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Should be a nice addition to the line.

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Mike Jeff and anyone else who may be in the know: What are some of the questions we should be asking ourselves when trying to decide between a 7" and a 5" stepped?

Thanks
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Mike Jeff and anyone else who may be in the know: What are some of the questions we should be asking ourselves when trying to decide between a 7" and a 5" stepped?

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5" Stepped maximum cooling efficiency without cutting bumper shroud.

7" Maximum cooling efficiency, bumper shroud trimming required.
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Approximately 8 weeks.
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Should be a nice addition to the line.

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Mike Jeff and anyone else who may be in the know: What are some of the questions we should be asking ourselves when trying to decide between a 7" and a 5" stepped?

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Hear's one: are you ok with cutting hard plastic? Not fun to do, especially when it's your first time using a dremel.
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5" Stepped maximum cooling efficiency without cutting bumper shroud.

7" Maximum cooling efficiency, bumper shroud trimming required.
So the performance is more or less the same??

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Hear's one: are you ok with cutting hard plastic? Not fun to do, especially when it's your first time using a dremel.
hahah absolutely not. I was looking to get it installed. But if performance is roughly the same I'm inclined to keep my sexual favor I.O.U and save it for a rainy day
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So the performance is more or less the same??



hahah absolutely not. I was looking to get it installed. But if performance is roughly the same I'm inclined to keep my sexual favor I.O.U and save it for a rainy day
Performance is the same with a majority of intercoolers. The only differences are the resistance to heat soak. Naturally a larger core will have less tendency to heat soak VS a smaller intercooler.

Since you don't live somewhere like Arizona and likely don't road course your vehicle, 5" cores are more times then not favorably for 90% of people who just daily drive their cars and looking to get rid of their inefficient stock intercooler.
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Performance is the same with a majority of intercoolers. The only differences are the resistance to heat soak. Naturally a larger core will have less tendency to heat soak VS a smaller intercooler.

Since you don't live somewhere like Arizona and likely don't road course your vehicle, 5" cores are more times then not favorably for 90% of people who just daily drive their cars and looking to get rid of their inefficient stock intercooler.
So what you're saying is I'll be waiting for the 5" step to come out?


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So what you're saying is I'll be waiting for the 5" step to come out?




Well I guess we're both sitting on the sidelines for the next 8 weeks. womp womp
You'll be waiting for the 7" till Mid May approximately or the 5" stepped in about June (approximately) if you want to wait for VRSF products.

If you don't want to wait we sell almost 10 other intercoolers in stock ready to go. Not to dissuade you away from VRSF but I personally never wait on parts. I rather be able to enjoy my car in the spring or summer fully then waiting on parts. No offense to VRSF.
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