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Old 04-10-2001, 07:59 PM   #1
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Question What is the purpose of an angled top mount intercooler?

Since I'm still learning about turbos, I was wondering why some WRX's have an intercooler that is angled and an aftermarket one like Rallispecs???

What is the function behind that if any???

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Old 04-10-2001, 08:11 PM   #2
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I'm sure others can answer better, but I believe it distributes the air from the scoop better over the total surface area of the intercooler.

It has been found that on the stock WRX, the rear portion of the intercooler gets the majority of the air flow, which is why some people install "air splitters" under the hoodscoop, to distribute the air better. Having the core of the intercooler at an angle like RalliSpec's allows the air to hit more of the overall surface area, not just the back portion... I think
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Old 04-10-2001, 10:11 PM   #3
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I have one,

and Andy told me that it enables the IC to fit better (away from the firewall) while maintaining a large core like the Minam unit.

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as far as i know rich hit it on the head. all of the manual turbo owners with bigger ICs will hafta angle theirs. i dont know if anyone ever did a flow test or cooling tests to see if this was more effective. its a matter of space more.
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