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merc85
Sunday 30th December 2012, 00:17
Ok, my 855 is in need of a intercooler, ive found to that i think are right, One is a Drop in Direct fit uprated one from sweden, the other is the RS500 style.

Which one/design do you think will be better, i'm not worried about core thickness as i have plenty of space since the t5 has no a/c.

I'm thinkin the RS500 style if mounted so the outlets are at the top is the better one because the pipe work will be alot shorter than the Volvo design.

What do you guy's think?? :doh:

The Flying Moose
Sunday 30th December 2012, 00:36
Im not sure to be truthful, I think the drop in design that matches the Volvo may well be best for ease of fitment and performance.

I know what your thinking though the pipework to the throttle body would be 12 inches long or something daft like that. However if I remember correctly Volvo had to change the pipework from reversed as the system was too efficient at cooling? Perhaps even smaller pipework may cause problems?

If your in no rush Id be very tempted to give this one a go...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251146007407?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

merc85
Sunday 30th December 2012, 00:41
Im not sure to be truthful, I think the drop in design that matches the Volvo may well be best for ease of fitment and performance.

I know what your thinking though the pipework to the throttle body would be 12 inches long or something daft like that. However if I remember correctly Volvo had to change the pipework from reversed as the system was too efficient at cooling? Perhaps even smaller pipework may cause problems?

If your in no rush Id be very tempted to give this one a go...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251146007407?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Yeah see that, was thinking of this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110985965936?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

t5 pete
Sunday 30th December 2012, 00:42
That one in the link does look good but unsure about the quality, a direct fitment one would be the way to go, i think the reason volvo changed the pipe work as emlyn said above was due to freezin in the colder climates if you can get your hands on a ths intercooler they are nice and built like a tank here a link to myne
http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthread.php?45440-Fitted-the-new-intercooler&highlight=

claymore
Sunday 30th December 2012, 11:42
I don't understand why everyone like the poorly designed Volvo type, go for the RS500 type, much more efficient pipework run. I'd just look for something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITSUBISHI-EVO-I-X-FTO-GTO-3000GT-FRONT-MOUNT-INTERCOOLER-CORE-FMIC-450x227x65MM-/390493924266?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5aeb406baa

t5 pete
Sunday 30th December 2012, 12:33
I think spesh fitted a rs500 intercooler i rememeber him saying there was alot of chopping involved in fitting one, i understand the pipe work will be better and shorter but i think merc wouldnt want to go chopping all his front pannel etc
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Sierra-RS-Cosworth-RS500-Style-Large-Uprated-Alloy-Intercooler-Free-UK-P-P-/360549370357?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53f26ac9f5

Nealevo
Sunday 30th December 2012, 13:27
I don't understand why everyone like the poorly designed Volvo type, go for the RS500 type, much more efficient pipework run. I'd just look for something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITSUBISHI-EVO-I-X-FTO-GTO-3000GT-FRONT-MOUNT-INTERCOOLER-CORE-FMIC-450x227x65MM-/390493924266?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5aeb406baa

Which is what I went for and yes the pipework is a little longer but its so much better!!

Kingsford G
Sunday 30th December 2012, 15:21
I don't understand why everyone like the poorly designed Volvo type, go for the RS500 type, much more efficient pipework run. I'd just look for something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITSUBISHI-EVO-I-X-FTO-GTO-3000GT-FRONT-MOUNT-INTERCOOLER-CORE-FMIC-450x227x65MM-/390493924266?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5aeb406baa

This is the one I have in mind.The rs 500 is ok for a project but as a family car aswell I souldn`t do any chopping.

smithy
Sunday 30th December 2012, 16:05
Tasted do a drop in ally intercooler for the t5

Jamest5r
Sunday 30th December 2012, 16:16
He means radtec :)

oblark
Sunday 30th December 2012, 17:20
If you read the this about intercoolers

http://www.are.com.au/techtalk/intecoolersMR.htm#Shape%20or%20Profile

The one for the volvo is the better intercooler as these ones have poorer air flow

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Sierra-RS-Cosworth-RS500-Style-Large-Uprated-Alloy-Intercooler-Free-UK-P-P-/360549370357?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53f26ac9f5

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITSUBISHI-EVO-I-X-FTO-GTO-3000GT-FRONT-MOUNT-INTERCOOLER-CORE-FMIC-450x227x65MM-/390493924266?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5aeb406baa

smithy
Sunday 30th December 2012, 17:20
He means radtec :)

Bloody I phones lol

Jamest5r
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:10
These are the Radtec ones........http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthread.php?45503-Uprated-drop-in-intercooler-850-C-S-V70

Same people made mine and Pete's alloy piping, quality work

t5 pete
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:14
Yep lovley work and as they say you only get whay you pay for out of intrest does any one know how much the ths one's were

p fandango
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:18
KL racing do several different thicknesses between on what your looking for LINK (http://shop.klracing.se/cgi-bin/ibutik/AIR_ibutik.pl?funk=startsida)

claymore
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:22
I use a modified one of these

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u258/claymore2k/noble_m12_intercooler_twin_2.jpghttp://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u258/claymore2k/2011-01-07141047.jpg

merc85
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:25
Well i had a few beers last nite lol got carried away, anyway turns out i bought this intercooler.

Its going to be despatched next wk, so good or bad i will let peeps know what its like.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk273/gavinkizzy/intercooler1_zps86a89543.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk273/gavinkizzy/intercooler2_zpsfeb6d666.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk273/gavinkizzy/intercooler3_zps2ec5cd2a.jpg

Doh just got to tell the wife now what i have gone and done :saythat:

timbo
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:39
Haha!!! Drunken eBay purchase's are for winners!!!! My mouse has hovered of the "buy it now" button a few times with this intercooler, so keep us posted on fitting one won't you! Good luck breaking the news to the Mrs! Lol!!

merc85
Sunday 30th December 2012, 18:41
Haha!!! Drunken eBay purchase's are for winners!!!! My mouse has hovered of the "buy it now" button a few times with this intercooler, so keep us posted on fitting one won't you! Good luck breaking the news to the Mrs! Lol!!

PMSL....... but probably not for much longer doh!! lol

Kingsford G
Sunday 30th December 2012, 23:47
It looks good Gav,hopefully good quality too.