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    Senior Member Three Rings Teamnct4's Avatar
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    Upgrading cooling on a untuned car

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    I recently bought an AWE heat exchanger at a price I couldnít turn down. I donít plan on tuning my car for a while, so my question is, Is it worth it to put the heat exchanger on now, or should I wait until I go single pulley stage 2? Iím thinking I should just do it in one shot, bug wasnít sure if this would help me out now. Thanks in advance.
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    Established Member Four Rings Morritse's Avatar
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    I'd install it when you change the pulley. It's much more convenient labor wise, and I don't think you will gain anything on stock with upgraded cooling.
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Even stock the car is going to heat soak if youíre doing back to back runs. If you have time to pull the bumper off and want to do it, it would help the heat soaking. If you plan to do the crank pulley, it is possible to change it out without removing the front bumper and putting it into service position. Itís just a little more tedious because lack of space.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings ModItNow's Avatar
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    I installed my AWE coldfront when I just had Chipwerke. Definitely made a difference, like Morrisse said install it when you do another mod for convenience

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    Established Member Two Rings m1k3d3's Avatar
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    Heat doesn't only kill performance, it increases wear. Any opportunity to reduce heat is a no brainer in my book.
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    Established Member Four Rings Morritse's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1k3d3 View Post
    Heat doesn't only kill performance, it increases wear. Any opportunity to reduce heat is a no brainer in my book.
    I mean obviously adding cooling surely won't HURT, it's more of a question to whether the degree to which it would HELP justifies dealing with service position again. Different answer depending on who you are. Personally, I don't think it's worth it, especially if you don't live in any sort of hot area. I doubt your IATs are getting to 60į and if they are the OEM tune will tune your car down.
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    ported blower - IABED TB - Brembo BBK - APR CPS - AEM Meth - USP intake- 034 sways and drivetrain inserts - cr-15 - 034 density control arms - Koni sport shocks - Eibach lowering springs - VMR v804 -PSS

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    Veteran Member Four Rings 01northernS4's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1k3d3 View Post
    Heat doesn't only kill performance, it increases wear. Any opportunity to reduce heat is a no brainer in my book.
    +1

    I'm stock and I generally see 60+ degrees celcius IAT in Southern Ontario, Canada at this time of year... bled the stock intercoolers and all... I think the stock heat exchanger is terrible, even at stock power levels...
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    I installed mine a few weeks before tuning my car, went straight to stage 2, and the car definitely benefited from it.
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    Senior Member Four Rings MSq5's Avatar
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    There are good videos on service position. If youíve not yet done it, use the HX install to learn. Once youíve done it next time will be easy and take half the time.

    BTW, you do not have to go to full service position to install a HX, you only pull the front bumper cover/grill to get access to the crash bar and remove it to attach the HX to the back of it and reinstall. You donít have to install the long bolts and pull the the front out from the frame. Thatís only needed for the top pulley swap.
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