2017+ Honda Civic Type R FK8 CTR Front Mount Intercooler w/ Beam and Piping
Dyno tested by Hondata for DSport Magazine“The intercooler kept the intake air temperature lower than the factory intercooler, and it kept it lower longer. With the stock intercooler, the air intake temp went from 77°F to 117°F as it heat soaked, while the Full-Race intercooler stayed consistent around 72°F. This translates into more laps on the track with the car staying at consistent horsepower and torque levels. On the dyno, the intercooler showed a gain of 8.64 in the peak whp”
The addition of a high-performance air-to-air intercooler is the most important upgrade for the CTR’s turbocharged engine. Full Race’s CTR Intercooler and Piping Kit will keep your charge air temperatures at or near ambient air temperature. We use the largest and most efficient 4″ thick bar-and-plate intercoolers that can fit the FK8. Optimized Fin pitch, and expertly TIG welded gusseted brackets / end tanks in precise fixtures delivers the reliability and durability Full-Race is known for. This intercooler uses 2.5″ inlet / 2.5″ outlet and is available with water/meth bungs on the cold side charge pipe. Each intercooler is individually pressure tested to 50 psi before shipping.
Under boost, the plastic crimped stock intercooler can reach 220+ degrees Fahrenheit at max load. By adding the Full-Race intercooler upgrade, the average temperature drop is 85-95 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing the turbo to continue making full boost which unfortunately is not an option with the stock intercooler. What this means is when you’re participating in a track event or spirited driving with the stock intercooler, heat soak becomes a problem very quickly, causing power loss. The high charge air temps, cause the ecu to retard engine timing and lower boost targets until you pull over and let the engine cool off in an attempt to prevent a knock condition. This problem is completely avoided with Full-Race’s Civic Type R Front Mount Intercooler, you’re able to stay on the track or continue doing dyno pulls without experiencing heat soak / saturation.
Full-Race Civic Type R Intercooler Features:
- High Quality Bar and plate core, tested to 50psi
- 4″ thick x 26″ long x 9″ tall
- Hand fabricated out of aerospace grade aluminum, TIG welded end tanks
- Billet MAP sensor flange welded to end tank
- Includes High Strength Steel Mounting Beam
- 100% plug and play
- Includes a Full-Race stencil
Full-Race Charge Piping Kit:
- 2 1/2″ Aerospace Grade Aluminum Intercooler piping
- Direct factory replacement.
- Durable Texture Black Powder Coated
Additional CTR upgrades we recommend: