During development of our high horsepower turbos kits for the 997TT, we experienced excessively high intake air temperatures. Upon close examination of the stock intercoolers, we found they matched the same specs as the 996TT X50/GT2 design, which is suitable to 600hp, but not much beyond that.
Since an OEM option was not available, and our power goals were well north of 700hp, we undertook the task to construct a completely new intercooler system. As with all our intercoolers, a cast end tank was designed in house using sophisticated CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software. Once the end tanks were cast by the foundry, they were then machined on our CNC mill, welded to specially designed cores, and then power tested and refined on our chassis dynamometer.
Compared to stock, our cores are 37% larger (422 cubic inches vs 308 cubic inches). In contrast to the stock cores, ours are a high flow bar and plate style and are built to our charge row and fin count specs. These specifications resulted in improved intake temperatures by a massive 55F and improved drop pressure resistance through the core by 1 psi. Considering that extremely little trimming is involved to fit such effective units to the car, this is a huge engineering feat.
Unique Highlights of our kit design:
- Efficient bar/plate core style
- Cast and machined end tanks for optimized air flow
- Thick silicone boost hoses with proper profile where they mate to turbo
- Choice of Black, Blue, or Red hoses
- T-bolt clamps for extreme clamping force
- Direct plug and play install that is easily reversible
- +16 crank hp dyno verified
In addition to the superior core and end tank design, our kit also features 6-ply silicone hoses with gentle curves to prevent bursting under pressure. They are attached to the intake and turbos by stainless steel high force t-bolt clamps, and a molded lip is integrated where the hoses meet the turbos to imitate the factory locking mechanism. Further, our hoses use a Nomex braiding for superior strength, instead of more common polyester. The very best materials and industry leading engineering separate this kit from all others on the market.
Whether you are simply running enhanced software, or are planning on a larger turbo upgrade for your car, our intercoolers solve all heat related issues that come with more turbo boost. Keeping your intake air temperatures low results in more power, better engine output stability when outside temps climb, and the safety margin needed when pushing the limit.
Please note, the AWE Tuning Performance Intercooler is for racing use only.