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Hey guys. After much research I've found out that the stock intercooler on our Darts is the weakest link in the turbo system. After continued driving, or alot of hard driving the stock intercooler no longer performs its job. The numbers I've seen say that after any length of driving the intercooler cannot cool to the required level for the turbo system. They said it's about 60-100 degrees higher than ambient temps. Ouch!

All that being said, I've decided my next upgrade will be the intercooler. My question is; of the two on the market right now which is the better performer? The Silas large front mount or the Tork direct fit replacement? I've read alot about the Tork one, and it sounds great, but all the reviews I've read have been from Tork themselves, so I don't know.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

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I've only heard rave reviews from every product that Tork releases. You probably won't have any regrets there, especially since it's a direct fit replacement!
 

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Yeah they seem pretty proud of it too. I like the size of the Silas one, but I know larger intercoolers cause a small lose in low-end power. Since our grills don't allow for that monster intercooler to be seen anyway, I'd be hard press to pay for that lose. Thanks!
 

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I called tork today and they gave me a straight answer on their experience with the Silas and their own and the bigger intercooler raises some turbo lag. Of course it would seem they are just wanting to sell their own product but if you think about it with the smaller fmic it wouldn't lose much... plus its $50 cheaper. I'll be picking mine up from them and their hot and cold side tubes soon. Their just a 20 min drive from me. Stoked
 

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Did they say anything else, or just that it raises turbo lag? Of course they'll say what makes them look good though lol.
 

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Well they made sense of the fact our turbos are tiny and that we really don't need one as large as the Silas.
 

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Does anyone know the difficulty of removing the front bumper for the install of the injen cai?
 

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It took me a while. need two people if you have fog lights. I am glad I did it. took me about two hours, but I was drinking beer while I did.
 

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What's the reason you need two if you have fog lights the wiring?
 

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Does anyone know the difficulty of removing the front bumper for the install of the injen cai?
You DON'T need to remove the front bumper just to install the CAI. Just jack up the passenger side front wheel, remove the wheel, and remove the plastic flap in the wheel well. :rolleyes:
 

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Awesome thanks! I appreciate that
 

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That's a good idea, didn't think of that. I followed the directions.
I needed to people because I needed some one to unplug fog lights while I held the bumper.
 

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I spoke with both companys today and they each said the samething about their intercoolers: The aftermarket Injen piping is NOT recommended with them. Well hell..
 

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Did they give any specific reason as to why they suggest other wise?
 

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Madness says they haven't tested the pipes with their intercooler so he didn't want to give me bad advice. Tork says the Injen pipes wont match the tubes on the intercooler.....
 

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Question: if the Injen intercooler pipes are direct replacement for stock and the tork fmic is a direct replacement of the stock intercooler. Why wouldn't the two parts work together? Am I missing something?
 
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