Following on from our huge success in developing intercoolers for the Porsche 996, we just had to take a look at the 1st generation Porsche 997.
Again we started with improving airflow through the intercoolers with the use of enlarged 60mm silicone hoses, and a redesign of the intercooler end tanks. Then with the charge air sorted, we looked at the cooling air that passes over the intercooler. In a similar fashion to the 996, testing showed that the original OEM ducting performed brilliantly. So, satisfied that it was up to the specification needed, we thought we should aim to make a true directly replacement kit, by designing the intercoolers to install perfectly with all the OEM mountings. The new intercoolers are similar in dimension to the OEM units, but are measurably thicker. The real improvement came with the complete re-design of the intercooler core, after testing proved a bar and plate design to be more thermally efficient in this installation.
In tests, the Forge unit managed an incredible drop in intake temperature of up to 40°C. It was so dramatic we repeatedly retested and analysed the data, expecting to find we had made a mistake, but with the results substantiated, we knew this setup would allow the engine to produce more power and torque throughout the rev range;, and of course with the engine running cooler, engine longevity should also be improved.
The use of the original ducting and mountings results in very tidy and efficient install as seen in the above picture.
Our kit is supplied with all components required and comprehensive instructions. We can supply red, blue, or black hoses, simply select your choice in the options above.
Please Note: In line with our policy to constantly review, revise, and improve our product range, the appearance of the product you receive may differ from the one advertised.
All Forge Motorsport products come with a limited lifetime warranty. All warranty claims must be accompanied by the original proof of purchase to enable us to help you. Failure to supply this proof will result in your claim or enquiry being denied.
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Do not use aggressive (acidic) car cleaning products, particularly traffic film remover solutions or shampoos to clean your intercooler, radiator or oil cooler. The use of these products can damage Forge Motorsport cooling systems and invalidate your warranty. These are often found at car washes. A light, warm, soapy solution (free of harsh acidic cleaning compounds) should be used to clean you cooler and thoroughly rinsed away. We recommend that you should inspect your product on a regular basis for bent and/or crushed fins. Any bent fins should be carefully straightened to allow ambient air to pass through the core face. At the time of installing your Forge radiator, an approved coolant must be used and added to the coolant system. Be sure you never mix coolant and always use distilled water.