PRL 2016+ Honda Civic 1.5T Front Mount Intercooler & Charge Pipe Kit
REMOVAL OF LOWER INTAKE AIR BOX DAMPER IS RECOMMENDED FOR OPTIMAL FITMENT
We've been hard at work over the past few months developing our 1.5T (compatible with Si and Non-Si models) front mount intercooler kit. A lot of time and thought was put into developing what we feel is the most-efficient, best-fitting intercooler kit on the market with full charge pipe kit!
One of the key selling points of the 1.5T, Civic X platform is its lightweight, highly efficient engine and chassis. So efficient, in fact, that Honda engineers have continuously prided themselves for how well the factory intercooler flows and cools for such a lightweight unit. Because of this, our intercooler core of choice for this application is the same dense 24"x6.3"x3.5" 500hp bar-and-plate core we have used before with great success. The size of this intercooler also allows it to be a rather lightweight assembly (about 10lbs heavier than stock for the whole kit), meaning we are able to offer a similarly low-weight intercooler that performs much better than stock.
Our goal was to offer an intercooler setup that didn't notably affect turbo lag, yet still offers headroom for guys looking to make big power with larger turbos in the future. It is important to keep in mind that these cars are only a 1.5L with a very small turbocharger, meaning that too large of an intercooler and piping can create poor response and lag.
This intercooler will utilize factory mounting spots with our embossed end tanks as well as all factory air ducts/shrouds. Kits come standard with upgraded hot and cold side intercooler piping (powdercoated black) that utilize smooth radii and hose/tubing diameters designed with small and larger turbochargers in mind. Like most of our PRL product line, no cutting, fitting or trimming will be required. Kits will come with all hardware needed for a seemless install. Stay tuned for more pictures and info as we finish our design and begin testing!
*Upgraded intercooler kit is direct bolt on and does not require a tune!!