The APR Intercooler System is a massive front mounted upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is an easy to install, direct bolt-on design, that is recommended at every stage of performance.
APR’s engineers conducted a multitude of tests both on the street and on the dyno with thermocouples and pressure transducers placed at the inlet and outlet of the intercooler during the design phase. Data from these tests were used to choose the intercooler core available today. With the intercooler in its final production form, tests were conducted against the factory intercooler to measure the effectiveness of each system.
The APR intercooler saw a beginning IAT of 33.90°C that rose slightly to 38.20°C by the end of the first dyno pull. IAT remained consistent during the six back-to-back pulls, resulting in a final IAT of only 44.00°C! The system effectively rejected heat soak and produced consistent horsepower results stacking evenly on top of each previous run.
The OEM intercooler did not fare so well. With a starting IAT of 33.40°C, IAT skyrocketed during the first pull, settling at a blazing 72.45°C, or 34.25°C higher than the APR Intercooler. IAT continued to climb during the six back-to-back pulls, resulting in a final IAT of 77.8°C. With each new pull, horsepower dropped considerably, ultimately resulting in horsepower figures as low as 45 AWHP less than those captured with the APR intercooler!