PRL 2017+ FK8 CIVIC TYPE-R BILLET INTERCOOLER UPGRADE
FITS FACTORY CHARGE PIPING OR PAIR WITH OUR CHARGE PIPE UPGRADE KIT FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Please Read Before Ordering:
- DOES NOT REQUIRE TUNE
- CURRENT DESIGN RETAINS FACTORY INTERCOOLER BOLTS & HARDWARE
It’s no secret that Honda’s 2.0L turbo Civic is extremely susceptible to heat-soak, especially when retaining the factory intercooler. Excessive heat-soak increases the risk of detonation and causes major power-loss due to high charge air and cylinder temperatures. These issues become even more prevalent with spirited driving and/or increased power outputs.
The PRL Motorsports intercooler upgrade decreases charge air temperatures while increasing potential airflow with its dense 26.5 x 3.5 x 7.25" 550+ horsepower rated bar-and-plate core. Our intercooler core which increases surface area by 85% and internal flow by 83% to allow optimal cooling and airflow. Billet machined aluminum end tanks maximize efficiency while looking as smooth as they flow!
This intercooler utilizes factory mounting spots with our billet machined end tanks as well as all factory air ducts/shrouds. To maintain consistency with most of our PRL product line, no cutting, fitting or trimming is required. Kits will come with all hardware needed for a seamless install.
Intercooler Core Information:
- (1) Intercooler Assembly
- (1) Cardboard Stencil w/ “PRL” Logo
- (2) Buna O-Ring
- Increased turbocharger spool
- 3 horsepower & 11 ft/lb torque gains by simply bolting on
- Major mid-range power gains
- 50+ F degree drop in post charge air temperature at peak
- Average of 32 F degree drop in post charge air temperature
- Increased efficiency & consistency in power delivery
- Increased engine safety
Intercooler to Charge Pipe Bolt(s) Torque Spec:
- 18 ft/lb
If you plan to utilize the provided stencil to represent PRL on your intercooler:
-Clean and make sure your intercooler is dry.
-Place the cardboard stencil onto the front of the intercooler (Make sure the intercooler is not upside down, the PRL logo is on the driver's side end tank).
-It is recommended to tape down the stencil to have a sharp logo and to avoid moving.
-Mask off or cover the end tanks to avoid overspray.
-Apply a high temp engine enamel style spray paint (we recommend Duplicolor DE1635 Ford SemiGloss Black, any color can be used).
-Multiple coats may be needed to have full coverage, this varies per color.
-Allow to dry 30-60 minutes before installing the intercooler.
-If any mistakes are made such as runs/overspray acetone or paint thinner can be used to remove any unwanted paint or to remove the stencil entirely, though this will take some time.
-Keep the stencil handy and in a safe spot without bending if you would like to refresh your intercooler after years of road debris blasting it! (Stop blowing holes in my ship!)