Performance vs Competition
Friday, 22 January 2016 | WagnerTuningUK
Customers often ask us what is the difference between our Performance and Competition Intercoolers. Below is a brief summary.
Our Performance Intercoolers have a BAR & PLATE core which offers excellent cooling and improved flow characteristics compared to the OEM unit.
The BAR & PLATE construction is relatively heavy so there is a certain temperature inertia. Meaning under load the core takes longer to heat, but also longer to cool down once the load is removed.
This is fine for on the road but for use on the race track this core construction is not particularly suitable as it arrives at a constant cooling performance at varying loads in the full load range. Also weight reduction is an important consideration for track use.
Our Competition Intercoolers have a TUBE FIN core which offer excellent cooling and flow characteristics compared to both OEM and our Performance Intercoolers.
The fine structure of the TUBE FIN core makes them relatively light and exchange heat much faster. This type of core construction takes temperatures relatively quickly, but also very quickly transfers this away again. For a constant cooling performance in a dynamic throttle situation this is a indispensable feature.
The Competition intercooler are suitable for *street use as well as at the race track.