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    What is the best Intercooler for the RS

    hey everyone,
    so i'm wondering what the best intercooler for the Focus RS is? Right now im looking at the ETS intercooler or the Airtec, or CPE help lol.

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    Love the ETS on my RS. Build quality is good and fits perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_ice_rs View Post
    hey everyone,
    so i'm wondering what the best intercooler for the Focus RS is? Right now im looking at the ETS intercooler or the Airtec, or CPE help lol.
    https://www.focusrs.org/forum/16-foc...tercooler.html

    Can't go wrong with any of the ones you've mentioned. Only difference is weight, etc. Grab the one you can afford.

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    Just installed my Levels Performance Front Mount last weekend. I did everything backwards and it was my final bolt-on; it should have been first. Did a GFB+ Recirc Valve at the same time. GOOOOOD LORD, does the car accelerate and through the whole power band now.

    I hit a pull just in 3rd, 2500-6200 RPM, OH MAH FRIGGING GOD. It's like my RS has a soul now.

    But yeah, you really can't go wrong with whatever brand you pick. I got lucky and got the Levels Performance one, in stock, last one on a website that the owner of Levels (solo man company) stopped doing business with. Usually they are $600 through Levels themselves and you have to wait. I've heard about people waiting months, but the welds are amazing and quality is awesome. Even got 10% off too.

    Not to gloat, but I probably got the cheapest BNIB FMIC on the forums at $540. =)

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    Stock if you don't live in a warm climate and have to worry about heatsoak....

    Any aftermarket IC is going to add 20+lbs to the nose of your car, and reduce spool time due to the larger volume. If you don't need it, the money is better spent elsewhere. I only upgraded mine since I got the full kit with pipes for 550 in a group buy, and socal gets hot in the summer so heatsoak is an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideFoRS View Post

    Not to gloat, but I probably got the cheapest BNIB FMIC on the forums at $540. =)
    Sorry bud. Depo intercooler And hardpipe kit for $480 shipped straight from depo. Couldn’t be happier

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    Think there are a stack that are excellent. Think ETS would have one if the best but you will pay a premium for it (not unsurprisingly) over others. I have the Mishimoto unit with charge pipes and it is performing really well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 320icar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideFoRS View Post

    Not to gloat, but I probably got the cheapest BNIB FMIC on the forums at $540. =)
    Sorry bud. Depo intercooler And hardpipe kit for $480 shipped straight from depo. Couldn’t be happier
    I recently bought and installed the Depo intercooler as well and have been pleasantly surprised how well it performs.

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    Giving another vote for Depo. Cheap, and functional.
    Frost White RS is best RS.

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    You know I once was at a tattoo shop and there was a sign that said "good tattoos arent cheap. Cheap tattoos arent good" I always use that motto for them as well as performance aftermarket products for my car. If you plan on building your car to really beat on it then spend the money on quality. If you plan on just doing the mods to look like you have a bad ass car and you plan on flipping it within a year or 2 then go with something cheap that wont last as it wont matter. Again I would prefer to spend the extra for peace of mind. Take that as you may. Just my thoughts

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