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      04-05-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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Wagner Tuning Evo2 Performance Intercooler 6" - Review

It'll keep short and sweet. There aren't a lot of community reviews, let alone data logs for this wonderful unit, so I figured I'd chime in.

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NOTE: I wasn't given a single dime to post this review. This is fully my own personal experience and data logs with the product.

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Product Page!
Wagner Tuning Intercooler-Kit for BMW 135i-335i-1M EVO II #200001017
http://www.wagner-tuning.com/Interco...1017_p_10.html
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Pictures!
http://imgur.com/a/X1E9K.
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Initial Quality and Packaging
No complaints. Good quality metal at use, with some nice welding to go with it. It is incredibly heavy, specially when compared to stock. The quality of the clamps and pimping included was also top notch.

Unit came well packaged, and with no damage.

Made in Germany
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Instructions
Pretty shit and mostly in german, but then again, it's a self explanatory job.

Trimming instructions and dimensions are included with the documents provided, which is a huge plus.
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Install
It is a 6" stepped FMIC. It is heavy, and the install requires a good amount of trimming, but the fitment was very OEM-like.

Getting the hoses to slide through the engine bay is a pain in the ass. BMW did not make it easy to disconnect stock components and connect the included hoses to the turbo pipes, or the charge pipe.

Be prepared to spend some time stumbling and pulling/pushing/shoving on shit. We ended up disconnecting some water piping to give more room to play and eventually got everything through. We also ended up removing the front bumper to facilitate the process.

When it comes to actually installing the FMIC, you'd really want to have a second or third person that you can coordinate with, and has some mechanical skills. A hydraulic trolley jack was a huge plus.

Connecting the tubes and pipes to the FMIC was a mild pain the ass as well, but it comes with the territory.

As long as you get the trimming right, everything else is very doable.

NOTE: Install experience MAY VARY by vehicle trim.

Total: 3.5hrs.
Difficulty: 7/10
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Performance
I'll let the MHD logs do the talking



NOTE: You will need FMIC-specific tune. The added spool time with lower boost is very noticeable because this is a stepped 7" unit significantly large than stock.
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Initial Quality: 10/10
Packaging: 10/10
Components: 10/10
Install: 7/10
Price: 8/10
Performance: 10/10

Total: 9.1/10
Recommend? Yes
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Got an actual log?
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^^This. Would love to see IATs after a pull, along with ambient temp data.
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^^This. Would love to see IATs after a pull, along with ambient temp data.
I have the data logs in an excel dump. The AITs before, during, and after pulls are right on the table I posted. As is ambient temp.
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I have the data logs in an excel dump. The AITs before, during, and after pulls are right on the table I posted. As is ambient temp.
I can't see it. Must be my stupid work computer. I'll look on my phone. Thanks.
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I can't see it. Must be my stupid work computer. I'll look on my phone. Thanks.
http://i.imgur.com/unHbjzh.png
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From your pictures this looks like the EVO 2 "Performance". Based on my measurements the EVO 2 Comp is 8inches...
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From your pictures this looks like the EVO 2 "Performance". Based on my measurements the EVO 2 Comp is 8inches...
Yes, I should have specified! Sorry!
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109* IAT in 3* ambient? Am I reading that right?
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109* IAT in 3* ambient? Am I reading that right?
Ambients were 75F for Stock and 81F Wagner. AIT Δ is change in temperature from idle to end-of-pull.
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Showing that image isn't showing useable data.
Try using datazap for reading your logs.
You will love it, And so will we.
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109* IAT in 3* ambient? Am I reading that right?
Ambients were 75F for Stock and 81F Wagner. AIT Δ is change in temperature from idle to end-of-pull.
Was just able to see the whole pic. That's pretty impressive.
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Thank you for the review glad you like it

Top notch product!
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Example of log

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26c or 78F ambient
3rd, 4th wot
logged: rpm, boost, timing, iats, wgdc

http://datazap.me/u/brule/ad-enginee...=1&data=2-4-16
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The IAT delta is incredible
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You might want to fix the title, this is a 6" intercooler.

How about some closer pictures of the fins? Do you have WGDC comparison?
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You might want to fix the title, this is a 6" intercooler.

Correct , it is a 6" stepped core FMIC
Exact size is 520mm x 210mm x 150mm 13,572 cm
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You might want to fix the title, this is a 6" intercooler.

How about some closer pictures of the fins? Do you have WGDC comparison?
Shit, my fault

Closest picture I have of the fins: http://i.imgur.com/5MX0XoV.jpg

I'll check the WGDCs tomorrow, don't have the data logs on my home machine.

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The IAT delta is incredible
Agree. I'm incredibly surprised...by how bad the stock intercooler is ! Looking forward to seeing how it performs in the summer with the increased temperatures and humidity. That's the real reason I bought it

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Pics on car please!
I'll take one tomorrow. Car is white, so it just blacks out the spot where the stock intercooler was now my kidney grills and mirror caps match! Looks dope!
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Yeah but $700...
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Yeah but $700...
I think it's worth it. Ams Is like $600, AMT is like $800, ETS.. God idk. But you get what you pay for.
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Yeah but $700...
So what? Quality product that is worth every penny
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