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With any turbocharged car, you have to cool down the air after it gets compressed in the turbo and before it reaches the engine. With very few exceptions, the majority of turbocharged vehicles, including the 10th Gen Civic 1.5T and Type R models, use an air-to-air intercooler to get the job done. Intercooler placement is important so it receives a cooler sample of air to transfer the heat to: Both Civic models use a front mounted intercooler, which is ideal. So why would you need to upgrade and what do you gain from it? 4 Great Reasons to Buy an Intercooler For Your 10th Gen Turbo CivicRead More
To say we're happy to have XDI around is an understatement. Before XDI, the Focus ST and many of it's other GDI fueled counterparts were limited to the factory fuel systems. Granted, many GDI systems are capable of fairly large flow increases unlike some other port fuel injected vehicles where you have to replace injectors and/or pumps almost immediately if you start modifying. But we all know mild power increases aren't going to cut it for many of us.Read More
Boost is awesome, and makes a turbo car do it's thing... but left unchecked, it can destroy an engine in seconds. With a good understanding of how boost is monitored, and controlled, you can be better equipped to get the most from your car, and understand when it's not behaving.Read More
When it comes to upgraded turbos on the ST, it seems like everyone immediately wants 400whp or more. If it can't do that, to many people it's a waste of money, time, or both. There is some merit to that. But just like anything else, when you're modifying, it's about your goals.Read More
HOLIDAY SEASON 2021 And just like that, the holiday season is upon us... but what to buy your gearhead loved ones?! We have some tips for the best automotive gifts for 2021, check it out: --Read More