MK7 GTI and Golf R Front Mount Intercoolers
The intercooler is an important part of the turbo system on your MK7 model. The intercooler makes sure your GTI or Golf R is not robbed of power due to heat soak. If you are new to turbocharged vehicles or just want a better explanation of how intercoolers work take a look at this video for more info on the subject.
In this video we answer:
- How does an intercooler work?
- What is heat soak?
- Should I upgrade my intercooler?
- What are the differences between Bar-and-Plate vs Tube-and-Fin designs?
MK7 Golf / GTI / R Performance Intercoolers
Factory Replacement Options
Front Mount Intercooler Options (FMIC)
Installing a new intercooler on your MK7 can be a pretty big job. The front bumper, front crash bar, condenser and radiator support must be removed to make this happen. We made a DIY (video below) which is a step by step on how to remove the intercooler on a MK7 GTI. Please note while this video was done on a GTI we suspect the Golf R and Golf both have an almost identical process to remove and replace the intercooler.
Here we have a DIY of the intercooler install of a Revo Intercooler on our MK7 GTI