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Vivid Racing Presents: Turbo Smart Intercooler Kit for CLA250

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The stock intercooler on the Mercedes CLA is a fairly small unit. Even with stock components you will see some performance problems due to heat soak. If you are tuned and or have a piggy back, the increased boost levels and timing will make your vehicle run higher temperatures. This intercooler kit provides extra cooling for your intake temperatures and allows continued performance while driving. This is a necessary part for long drives and when taking the pushing the car to the limits.

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The quality, fit, and finish of our CLA intercooler upgrade is amazing. When compared to the stock unit, the gains start at a respectable 8 Wheel HP and 12 ft/lbs of Tq at the tires, BUT to our surprise, on the SECOND run, the factory intercooler heat soaked so terribly that the increase jumped to 20 Wheel HP and 23 Wheel Tq, then went as high as 50 Wheel HP above 4500 RPM!

Our Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Front Mount Intercooler Kit (FMIC) starts with a huge 24.0"x11.78"x3.0" bar and plate core. The leak tested core utilizes the same fin height for both internal and external rows with the external fins being louvered and offset from the internal fins. While this design has better heat transfer capabilities, pressure drop can increase. Normally, we would use plain style fins for the internal passages, especially on such a long core (24" long), however, we were able to help with the pressure drop by increasing the fin height from 0.25" to 0.375", resulting in outstanding cooling characteristics while maintaining minimal pressure drop. To further disperse the turbo air charge evenly across the entire core, we cast an internal splitter in the end tanks which also increases velocity. What is the result? A 50% reduction in air intake temps, gains reaching to 25HP and 25TQ above a heat soaked stock unit, and optimized engine efficiency through a colder, denser air inlet charge which the stock ECU will account for. Real gains of 50+ HP above 4500 RPM! All from an intercooler upgrade…
Ok I want it, but what about installation? I don't want to tear my car apart! Don't worry, once the bumper is removed (very easy), the intercooler can be installed in roughly an hour. Actually, the DYNO testing and installation of our FMIC was done without unstrapping the car from the DYNO! Not only did we do this to prove the ease of installation, but also to guarantee the most accurate DYNO results. The car could be returned to stock very easily. CLA 250 FMIC Kit Includes:
Massive 24.0"x11.78"x3.0" Intercooler Core
Mounting Brackets & Hardware Exclusive Turbo Baffle Delete Adapter
Billet CNC OEM Style Piping Adapter
Turbo Hot Side Aluminum Charge Pipe
(2) 90* 4 Ply Silicone Couplers
(6) Stainless T-Bolt Clamps
Step by Step Installation Instructions


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