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The VRSF 7" FMIC was designed to be one of the best performing direct bolt on intercoolers available on the market. The VRSF intercooler features 3D CAD designed cast aluminum end tanks for improved flow over sheet metal end tanks & durability. We use a custom bar & plate intercooler core featuring a custom fin pack designed to our exact specification which we've developed over the past 7 years with great success on our Evo & DSM platforms.
Our 5 & 7" intercoolers allows for higher HP gains, mainly due to their ability to keep intake temps down while preventing heat soak which is a common problem with the factory intercooler. This results in a more power and increased reliability with reduced chances of pre-detonation & knock. The VRSF intercooler also features tabs that allow the retention of the factory fan shroud and an additional set of mounting brackets for extra support. We include all necessary custom molded couplers and stainless steel t-bolt clamps necessary for installation.
Each VRSF intercooler is hand finished and pressure tested up to 45 psi to ensure a quality, leak free experience
Dimensions: 7" - 20x5.75x7.125" / 5" - 20x5.75x5"
- VRSF cant be beat.Review by 135Pats
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12880088&postcount=9 (Posted on 12/27/12)
- I'm really happy with my purchaseReview by SfValley335i
I've had experience with Helix intercooler back in 2008, I had Long tran aka LTBMW do the install but failed because the intercooler was not a good fit. Eventually after a few phone calls to Helix, they refunded me some money and I had to do a lot of trimming/modifications to make their intercooler fit. The Helix intercooler did work great once it was installed and helped me break 400whp.
The install on the VRSF intercooler is pretty straight forward. You need to trim off a few plastic pieces and the intercooler slips right in. I did not remove the bumper off my 135i, nor did I have to adjust/move the radiator fan.
After the install of the VRSF IC, I can say the engine has a deeper sound, the car pulls better than it did with stock IC but best and most important part of all, is that after numerous runs from a stop the car continues to pulls hard. I will get logs this week once the weather warms again. I took logs of the stock IC when the temp was in the 80s.
Comparing the VRSF IC to the Helix IC I had previously, going off memory, I can say both feel about the same throughout the power band and dealing with heat soak. I can say for a fact that the Helix IC did weigh more than the VRSF IC.
At the end of the day, I'm really happy with my purchase, I did PM VRSF to ask a few questions prior to purchase and received replies within a couple hours . I do not think you can find a better fitting and functional IC for a cheaper price than the VRSF IC. I without a doubt will make future purchases from them on their exhaust/charge pipe.
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761043&highlight=vrsf (Posted on 12/27/12)
- VRSF components have delivered, and the performance increase has been FANTASTIC.Review by Bootay
WOT produced HUGE grins, the car feels very close to my old JB4/Meth setup, as expected from FBO. The throatier sound under heavy acceleration is great, as is stock-like sound under less than WOT.
I'm not into having any compromises on my car, as it not only has me driving around aggressively, but I also carry kids to school and ferry customers to lunch and my wife even drives it. I can't have odd noises, rattles, or reliability issues. So far, the VRSF components have delivered, and the performance increase has been FANTASTIC.
http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17106 (Posted on 12/27/12)