VRSF Upgraded Stepped Intercooler Kit - 2012-2015 BMW 228i/M235i/328i/335i/428i/435i N20 & N55
Replace your inefficient factory intercooler with a VRSF upgraded intercooler kit to get the most out of your N20/N55. Our 3 intercooler options were designed to be the best performing, direct bolt on intercoolers available for your BMW with special attention to quality and performance while maintaining a reasonable price. Our intercoolers allow for higher HP gains, mainly due to their ability to keep intake temps down while preventing heat soak which is a common problem with the factory intercooler. This results in a more power and increased reliability with reduced chances of pre-detonation & knock.
The most important component of any intercooler is the core. The core cools the charged air from the turbo before it enters the engine and the OEM BMW tube and fin intercooler is designed to support low boost levels and air flow. Once boost levels and air flow are increased, the OEM unit is easily overwhelmed and can not keep up with the cooling demands of a tune running more than OEM boost levels. This results in heatsoak which will result in a power loss and a higher potential for pre-detonation in the upper RPM range.
We remedy this problem with our custom bar and plate core designs which utilizes a staggered and offset high density internal and external fin pack. Our cores have been carefully tuned to provide the the best intake temperature reduction while maintaining minimal pressure drop. Our bar & plate core is also much more durable than the OEM tube and fin core, with a better ability to withstand rocks and other debris.
The VRSF Street Intercooler is a good, affordable option that will lower intake temps on a full bolt on car without compromise. With the Street intercooler you can expect to see an 11 degree rise during a 3rd gear pull on a stock turbo, full bolt on vehicle. In comparison, the OEM intercooler rises about 32 degrees during the same 3rd gear pull.
The VRSF Street HD Intercooler is comprised of a much denser fin pack both internally and externally. It's not uncommon to see intake temperatures drop at the end of a 3rd gear pull due to the Street HD's larger overall surface area. You can expect to see an intake temperature reduction on a stock turbo, full bolt on car during a 3rd gear pull which is why we recommend the Street HD over the regular Street intercooler if your budget allows.
These are complete plug and play bolt on solutions and we include everything required to replace the OEM intercooler. All VRSF intercoolers feature tabs that allow the retention of the factory fan shroud. Our bolt on end tanks utilize the OEM intercooler piping as well as aftermarket chargepipes. Each VRSF intercooler is hand finished and pressure tested to ensure a high quality, leak free experience. Our intercoolers fit both Left Hand Drive (LHD) & Right Hand Drive (RHD) Models as well as all XI models.
High Desnity Bar & Plate Core
Cast Aluminum Plug and Play End Tanks
87% larger than the OEM intercooler
Easy install, less than 1.5 hours
Includes lifetime warranty
Dimensions: 21" x 8.5" x 5"
Fits the following BMWs
2012-2016 F30/F31/F36 BMW 320i & 320xi / 328i & 328xi / 335i & 335xi (Also Fits 316i, 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d, 335d)
2012-2016 F32 BMW 428i & 428xi / 435i & 435xi (Also Fits 420i, 420d, 425d, 430d, 435d)
2014-2016 F22/F23 BMW 228i & 228xi / M235i & M235xi (Also Fits 220i, 218d, 220d, 225d)
2012-2016 F20/F21 BMW 114i / 116i / 118i / 125i / M135i / 114d / 116d / 118d / 120d / 125d
2015 F22 BMW M2