UPGRADED CHARGE PIPES INCLUDED!
Comes Standard With Water Meth Port!
REMOVAL OF LOWER INTAKE AIR BOX DAMPER IS RECOMMENDED FOR OPTIMAL FITMENT
Our goal is to offer an intercooler setup that did not notably affect turbo lag, yet still offers headroom for users looking to make big power with larger turbos in the future. A lot of time and effort was put into developing what we determined is the most-efficient, best-fitting intercooler kit (compatible with Si and Non-Si models) on the market with fully upgraded charge pipe kit!
Piping was upgraded from stock:
Hot Side (1.50in) to 2.00in
Cold Side (1.50in) to 2.50in
One of the key selling points of the 1.5T, Civic X platform is its lightweight, highly efficient engine and chassis. So efficient, in fact, that Honda engineers have continuously prided themselves for how well the factory intercooler flows and cools for such a lightweight unit. Though lightweight, the stock setup definitely has room for improvements with the size of the core to have more exposed surface area. The stock intercooler is very susceptible to heatsoak, even on a stock setup with aggressive use, more so once a few bolt-ons are installed; this becomes a huge factor with retaining the added horsepower from the aftermarket modifications.
Recognizing the factory setup lacking, our intercooler core of choice for this application is a dense 24"x6.3"x3.5" 500hp bar-and-plate core we have used before with great success. The size of this intercooler also allows it to be a rather lightweight assembly (about 10lbs heavier than stock for the whole kit), meaning we are able to offer a similar weight intercooler that performs better than stock. It is important to keep in mind that these cars are only a 1.5L with a very small turbocharger, meaning that too large of an intercooler and piping can create poor response and lag.
This intercooler utilizes factory mounting spots with our embossed end tanks as well as all factory air ducts/shrouds. Kits come standard with upgraded hot and cold side intercooler piping. To maintain consistency with most of our PRL product line, no cutting, fitting or trimming will be required. Kits will come with all hardware needed for a seamless install.
*Upgraded intercooler kit is direct bolt on and does not require a tune!!
*A coated plug will come threaded into the water meth port by PRL, this must be removed to install water meth injection.