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      05-12-2021, 01:29 AM   #1
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Upgrade intercooler/charge pipe

I have remapped 320i and wondering if intercooler/charge pipe worth an upgrade? If so what are the best ones to go for that can be bought in the uk? And how difficult is it to change them?
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I have remapped 320i and wondering if intercooler/charge pipe worth an upgrade? If so what are the best ones to go for that can be bought in the uk? And how difficult is it to change them?
If you can find FTP they make a high quality great fitting charge pipe. Link for reference

https://www.kiesmotorsports.com/prod...8;_ss=r?aff=22

I really like the Wagner Competition EVO1 intercooler. It's perfectly sized and has quick flow to minimize turbo lag. Link for reference

https://www.kiesmotorsports.com/prod...8;_ss=r?aff=22

Make sure that you replace the o-rings at both intercooler connections and at the engine end of the charge pipe. Cheap insurance against an expensive air leak later. The two intercooler o-rings are directional so they will leak if installed backwards. See diagram.

Hope this helps!
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I have remapped 320i and wondering if intercooler/charge pipe worth an upgrade? If so what are the best ones to go for that can be bought in the uk? And how difficult is it to change them?
If you can find FTP they make a high quality great fitting charge pipe. Link for reference

https://www.kiesmotorsports.com/prod...8;_ss=r?aff=22

I really like the Wagner Competition EVO1 intercooler. It's perfectly sized and has quick flow to minimize turbo lag. Link for reference

https://www.kiesmotorsports.com/prod...8;_ss=r?aff=22

Make sure that you replace the o-rings at both intercooler connections and at the engine end of the charge pipe. Cheap insurance against an expensive air leak later. The two intercooler o-rings are directional so they will leak if installed backwards. See diagram.

Hope this helps!
I'll probably get professionals to install it. Thanks for the info
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