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Clewe
12-28-2010, 01:55 PM
I've searched countless times and heard numerous opinions on the intercoolers, yes I do realize they are not name branded but I don't believe in spending a thousand dollars on an intercooler just for the name and fitment purposes. I was wondering if anybody knows if the CX FMIC and Godspeed FMIC are worth the money, and if there has been any logs on it to show proof of the differences. Also if I was to go with one of them, would the cxracing kit or the godspeed be better? Not very worried about fitment, but I would rather not cut into my bumper. Sorry if it seems this thread has been posted a lot but I can't find any accurate thread that has made me make a decision on it. Any help would be much appreciated.

ricekikr
12-28-2010, 07:42 PM
I haven't personally tried cxracing or godspeed, but a couple of people in the forum seems to be happy with em.

Regarding branded ones being thousands of dollars. - I use Precision intercooler (600hp rating, don't know which core they use, but looks like any branded one) and the IAT actually goes down when I speed up (60+mph fullrev/fullboost) =) 22psi on 50 trim. And the best part it only costs around $350. But your gona have to trim a LOT from the stock bumper. I guess the thousands of dollars only goes to the fitment part and advertising.

You can probably make the ebay intercooler piping kit work with the precision intercooler. Iirc somebody here used a precision intercooler + ebay piping.

So for around $500 you get a quality intercooler + hardware.

Avant Nate
12-28-2010, 09:58 PM
Precision intercooler use the Garrett core, so I'll assume its decent
http://www.maperformance.com/precision-600hp-air-to-air-intercooler.html

Even though it's not the same situation, 034 did a comparison between their IC and the racetec and showed a pretty big difference. But the setup they're running is pretty BT. Precision 5557
http://www.034motorsport.com/intercooler-case-analysis-b5-a4-20vt-a-269.html

I think I'll probably go with the Precision, for a 100 more or so you get a "quality" core, but will definitely require some cutting.

biketsai
12-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Well, IF you only choose between CX racing or Godspeed, go with the Godspeed!

runvsofme07
12-29-2010, 03:35 PM
Will the Godspeed fit behind a stock bumper?

biketsai
12-29-2010, 04:18 PM
I think it depends on which size you get. I bought a 30x10x3 and it barely fits behind my s4 bumper

turbo kraut
12-29-2010, 05:50 PM
i have the cxracing kit with custom piping.... and it works... it was one of my first upgrades.... no when i go bigger turbo or bat... i will ditch this thing and run as fast as i can from it... i have never loged my iat's but i am not great with logging or which areas to log

habiscusa4
01-01-2011, 01:07 PM
i have a god speed on my stg 3 a4 love it works just as good as a 1000 dollar one u think never heatsoaked one time on me A+++++

AudiNFS
01-01-2011, 01:32 PM
i have a god speed on my stg 3 a4 love it works just as good as a 1000 dollar one u think never heatsoaked one time on me A+++++

How much was your total intercooler project and what turbo are you running it with? Have you had a chance to log any IAT's?

damgrmn
01-01-2011, 07:12 PM
I have o34's large mount on my a4 with mild triming you can see it on my pg5
It is prett big 12x3x32
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2960852/1997-audi-a4-sedan-4d

habiscusa4
01-01-2011, 09:18 PM
k04 on 26 psi motor bored over to 83.5 cost me 250 bucks and no i have not logged iats

ricekikr
01-01-2011, 09:54 PM
If your 100% sure that your gona stick with ko3/ko4, the cxracing/godspeed "might" be fine for you. Try to look for sustained high-rev logs, and check if the IAT are satisfactory to you.

But if you plan to go BT or BAT, you might want to go straight to a better intercooler, its only $100-$300 more. You also have to remember, that when you switch intercoolers, some parts of the piping will have to be redone, unless you get one with the exact dimensions.

Check this link. 034 vs racetec intercooler. I think racetec is "branded", not sure though, but it was still choking the motor (2inch in/out and poor core flow). This isn't even taking into factor heat-soak, just plain and simple flow.

http://www.034motorsport.com/intercooler-case-analysis-b5-a4-20vt-a-269.html

viceprp
01-02-2011, 01:12 PM
I have a cxracing core that I installed on my A4. I ended up going with a totally different vision and actually never drove with this setup. I'll be selling it soon as I get my car back.

xattica
02-17-2011, 05:37 AM
I have a cxracing core that I installed on my A4. I ended up going with a totally different vision and actually never drove with this setup. I'll be selling it soon as I get my car back.

Vice,
Do you have pictures of the IC mounted? Any trimming on the OEM A4 Bumper?

ZimbutheMonkey
02-17-2011, 10:43 AM
ICheck this link. 034 vs racetec intercooler. I think racetec is "branded", not sure though, but it was still choking the motor (2inch in/out and poor core flow). This isn't even taking into factor heat-soak, just plain and simple flow.

http://www.034motorsport.com/intercooler-case-analysis-b5-a4-20vt-a-269.html

Sorry to open a can of worms on this, but I've seen two references to this test in this thread alone and I have some serious reservations about their methodology. Here's my argument on the matter http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/380060-I-got-the-Precision-5557-installed.../page3 I'm not insisting that everyone agree with me. However I think that some of the methodological issues at least be brought to people's attention before they make their decisions.