The cooling efficiency of an intercooler is affected by many factors including the frontal surface area of the core, cooling fin design and air flow through and over the core. HKS has increased the size of the core over stock to increase the air flow over the core.
New type cooling fin now offers improved heat radiation. Core end tanks have been designed to flow the compressed air evenly across the whole intercooler core. All these factors will maximize reduction of intake air temperature which increases air density. Increasing the range of fueling and ignition setting making it possible to deliver more power and torque.
The K20C engine achieves 320ps with 2.0L displacement, and the boost pressure exceeds 150kPa. Since the stock intercooler’s capacity is insufficient, the engine intake air temperature rises to nearly 90°C.
Pressure Loss Reduction = Response Improvement
In pursuing intercooler performance, reducing pressure loss becomes just as important as cooling efficiency. If the pressure drop is significantly high, throttle response and the torque is reduced.
However, pressure drop and cooling efficiency are conflicting properties. By reducing pressure drop, cooling efficiency also suffers. A large cause of pressure drop is the cross sectional area of the tubes in which the air flows and inner fin layout and shape. HKS has emphasized cooling efficiency yet achieved a low resistance design with thin fins.
Tube design has been also considered in many possiblities and increasing the cross sectional area. With these measures in place, high levels of cooling efficiency have been achieved without sacrificing pressure drop.
Newly designed 100mm wide core is approximately 200% of the stock in the core capacity. This large core shows overwhelming cooling performance difference.
Minor modification of the fan shroud and rubber part that comes in contact with the core is required
HKS: 695mm x 178mm x 100mm
Stock: 680mm x 143mm x 64mm
The stock intercooler piping layout has a sharp bend so the intake air does not flow smoothly and causes the boost pressure loss.
HKS intercooler integrates the inlet side tank of the intercooler and pipe to realize a smooth air flow and reduce air intake loss
HKS intercooler is using a larger size intercooler to maintain cooling performance.
2017+ Honda Civic Type R | FK8
Dream Automotive offers in-house fitting on all products at our workshop in Luton. Here are the important things you need to know:
Fitting Time - Aprox. 4 Hours Full Kit
Fitting Time - Aprox. 3.5 Hours Intercooler only
Required Additional Items/Services - No additional items or services needed.
Dream Automotive Recommends - No additional recommendations.