Mabotech Intercooler Flow Test

Mabotech Intercooler Flow Test

Background: In a previous post, I gave a rundown of the dimensions of the Mabotech Mk7 “Race” intercooler. The Mabotech intercooler is a stock location replacement intercooler for the Mk7 GTI and Golf R. This post will address a flow bench test that was conducted using the Mabotech IC. Airflow and pressure drop: Flow testing …

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Mabotech Mk7 "Race" Intercooler

Mabotech Intercooler

Background: A recent discussion I was having with Mabotech about the TVS DSG tuning jumped to the topic of intercoolers and the fact that I have not done any testing of the Mabotech intercooler options. Mabotech offered to send me their ICs to evaluate and the stock location model has been delivered. Dimensions: The Mabotech …

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Horsepower

Intercooler Horsepower Rating

Background: Several manufacturers of intercoolers provide a horsepower rating for the different products that they offer. I was curious to know how these horsepower ratings were established. I’ve never come across an explanation for where the intercooler horsepower rating comes from, and it seems like it would be a hard number to determine. I decided …

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