MK7 GTI and Golf R Front Mount Intercoolers

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.

Intercoolers 101 

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

Mk7 Golf R/S3 Intercooler (Upgrade for Golf / GTI Only)

Unitronic Intercooler

CTS Intercooler System (Includes Hoses)

VWR Intercooler System (Includes Hoses)

Forge Motorsport Intercooler 

Revo Intercooler System (Includes Hoses)

Front Mount Intercooler Options (FMIC)

CTS Mk7 GTI FMIC

Forge Motorsport TwinterCooler (Red Hoses)

Forge Motorsport TwinterCooler (Blue Hoses)

Forge Motorsport TwinterCooler (Black Hoses)

Intercooler Installation

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



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