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Buschur Racing Evolution X Front Mount Intercooler Upgrade Review
After purchasing my Evo X in California and driving it across the country to Florida, during the drive home I knew that the car was not going to be stock for long. So the process of researching what performance parts would be best began. I knew that an upgraded front mount intercooler was going to be part of the performance upgrades I was looking for.
I had a few different options and after researching the Evo X intercoolers on the market, my decision was based on the very large intercooler core from Buschur Racing. Some of you may think that this is overkill for a stock Evo X, and you are right. For a stock Evo X, it is pointless, however once performance parts are added to your Evo X, this Intercooler is a MUST.
It is a direct replacement from stock; however it is almost double the size and still fits like a glove. There is one simple modification to a bracket that will allow the intercooler to bolt in place. This was done in just a few minutes with my dremel tool. My biggest fear was with removing the front bumper, but with the help of a friend this was a breeze. The only other concern I had was the additional weight of this larger intercooler, but it wasn’t as heavy as I anticipated.
The Buschur forums did a nice job illustrating everything needed during the install, and we were able to complete it in less than an hour and a half. Everything needed for the install was provided; couplings, clamps, and hardware. The hardest part is keeping track of all the factory plastic clips when removing your bumper.
The performance gains are definitely noticeable immediately after the installation; I personally felt the difference in second gear through fifth. The highway responsiveness is improved, and overtaking is much better with the intercooler and piping. I chose polished upper pipes and brushed lower pipes, as they are not very easily seen.
Advantages
Largest Core in its class for Evo X
Keeps Intake temps down
Direct replacement to Stock
More Exposed intercooler surface
Works well with supporting performance mods
Disadvantages
Front Mount vulnerable to debris (same as stock)
Fuel mileage effect (only because you want to step on it more )

I would recommend this Front Mount Intercooler Upgrade from Buschur Racing to any Evo X owner with performance modifications because of its A+ build, the performance gain combined with your existing mods, and its large size still fitting perfectly as a replacement from your stock unit.
You will be impressed.






for more install pics go to www.acewolf.com/intercooler/
 

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Dino,

I have posted reviews on your forum before in the past, from different companies that I have purchased products from. In the exact same format as the above post, please modify my post as necessary as I was never told anything before. Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks
Allen
Evo X Graphite Grey
"Cross Country Delivery Ocean to Ocean"
 

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Not knocking on a good product or what .. just a couple of observations here

Direct replacement for stock .. yet you need to dremel something ?? maybe I'm confusing myself with bolt-on :lol:

I've researched all the intercoolers from reknown makers of parts before I made my choice.. and I noticed that only buschur IC is 2 inches smaller in terms of exposed fins .. you can see it from your last pic with the IC and bumper on .. 1stly thats 2 inches of additional air to air cooling that is lost, and 2ndly, that is 2 inches of cooling air that is blocked to your radiator ..

Also too thick an IC may be detrimental to overall cooling efficiency of the car.. And it is only good during the initial portion where the size of the IC absorbs alot of the heat.. after prolonged heating, the rear portion of the IC becomes inefficient and you're probably only using the front 1-2 inches thickness to cool the charge air :)

Anyway .. you've picked your poison .. congratulations .. you can use your IC spray to cool the IC further if you need to ..
 

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Sweet man. Thats badass. Thanks for all the pics! keep us updated.
 

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Thanks for the review. Removed non-approved links to unsupported vendors. Its too bad you didn't do a step by step procedure that we could have used in a How To post ;)
 

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So, question. When after finished dremel'ing the bracket, is the stock IC still mountable via said bracket??
 
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