After over 12 months in the development, testing and refining this product, we are pleased to offer what has to be the best intercooler upgrade in the market place today for the Fabia VRS, Polo GTi 1.4 twincharged engine, and the Polo 1.8T 2015 onwards. The original intercooler has been redesigned using a high thermal efficiency core, to offer greater cooling. This has been combined with a significant increase in both the frontal surface area and overall dimensions, as you can see clearly in the images.
After early experimentation with various designs of fabricated end tank, and in order to obtain an even airflow within the intercooler, we have used a cast alloy tank. This not only improves on the performance in this particular application, but allows the complex OEM mounting design to be retained, ensuring perfect fitment. The result of all this hard work is clearly evident with a good torque and power increase all the way across the rev range, and not just a peak figure increase. This equates to really usable gains. The difference is felt even on a car running standard software (+10hp). The maximum gains achievable of course will be dependent on the software used but on a software tuned car we recorded 18hp on the first power run.
When looking at any dynamometer results, it is the shape or area under the curve that helps you visualise the usable engine power and the rpm where it occurs. It is far too simple to just look for the peak figures that are often quoted by so many, and miss what the data is really saying. The performance of this intercooler can only be described as the ideal, that all tuners aim for better cooling providing a reduction in inlet temperature (-15°C), reduction in resistance or differential pressure, improved airflow, clear increase in power across the rev range, and an intercooler that utilises original mountings.
Test results are carried out on standard and stage 1 levels mapped engines. Turbo upgrades that include higher boost pressure and flow properties may exceed the flow parameters of this intercooler.
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Intercooler for Skoda Fabia VRS, VW Polo GTI 1.4 & Polo 1.8T GTI
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Do not use aggressive (acidic) car cleaning products, particularly traffic film remover solutions or shampoos to clean your intercooler, radiator, or oil cooler. The use of these products can damage Forge Motorsport cooling systems and invalidate your warranty. These are often found at car washes. A light, warm, soapy solution (free of harsh acidic cleaning compounds) should be used to clean you cooler and thoroughly rinsed away. We recommend that you should inspect your product on a regular basis for bent and/or crushed fins. Any bent fins should be carefully straightened to allow ambient air to pass through the core face. At the time of installing your Forge radiator, an approved coolant must be used and added to the coolant system. Be sure you never mix coolant and always use distilled water.
This warranty does not apply to any defect in the goods arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, accident, negligence by you or any third party, use otherwise than as recommended by the supplier, failure to follow the supplier’s instructions, or any alteration or repair carried out without the supplier’s approval.
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All Forge products are sold with a Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU) status and an import tariff may apply to your order. Customers will be contacted by the Customs and Excise authority in the destination country regarding payment prior to delivery, and it is important that correct contact telephone number and email information be submitted with the order to facilitate this part of the delivery process. Some couriers are charging an admin fee for shipping into the EU.
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Forge Motorsport ships via either UPS, FedEx, DHL (primarily for outside of UK), DPD (primarily for UK), or any other courier we chose. Other shipping options may be available for an additional fee over and above the actual shipping costs. Once a product has left our warehouse and is in the possession of the shipping company, any claims must be made directly with that shipper however we can assist with most cases.