N20 BladeRunner GT Series Intercooler with Tube
Designer: aFe Power
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- Outflows factory intercooler by 17%
- Lowers manifold intake air temperature
- 2-1/2" Billet aluminum inlet and outlet for superior strength & durability
- Incorporates the factory style quick connections for intercooler tubes
- 5" Bar and plate core design that is 29% larger than stock
- This intercooler is 100% TIG-Welded by certified craftsmen for strength and durability
- 1/8" NPT ports are provided on bothe the intercooler and tube for connecting pressure sensors or water methanol injection
- Absolutely no cutting or modifications are needed for the installation of this intercooler kit
This BladeRunner Intercooler represents the next generation of intercoolers. Designed specifically for the 2012-2016 BMW 328i (F3X) 12-16 L4-2.0L (t) with the N20 engine, this BladeRunner intercooler utilizes a 5" bar and plate core design. This design outflows the factory tube and fin core design, while the 3/16" TIG-Welded end tanks offer superior strength and durability. In testing, this intercooler showed flow gains up to 21% and lowered the intake air temperatures.
The unique BladeRunner end tanks are constructed out of 3/16" thick aluminum plates and include two 1/8" NPT ports for sensors or water-methanol injection.
5" Bar and Plate Core Design:
The use of the bar and plate core design allows for greater airflow and increased heat dissipation over the much smaller tube and fin design used by the factory.
100% TIG-Welded inside and out by a certified craftsmen for strength and durability. TIG-Welding provides the strongest welds while reducing stress cracks.
The BladeRunner Intercooler is test pressure rated at 200psi.
Cold Side Tube:
Constructed of 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" mandrel-bent aluminum tubing and powder-coated wrinkle-black for heat and corrosion resistance. The smooth transition mandrel bends decrease turbulence which increases horsepower and torque. The high-temp wrinkle-black powder-coating insulates the tube from engine heat and protects the tube from corrosion. Includes stainless steel clamps for a leak-free seal and heavy-duty 5-Ply reinforced silicone coupling for strength.
Utilizes the factory mounting locations for a hassle-free installation. The intercooler and tubes utilize billet factory style quick connects to assure a leak-free connection.
2014-2016 BMW 128i/ix (F20/21) L4-2.0L (t) N20
2014-2016 BMW 228i/ix/220i (F22/23) 14-16 L4-2.0L (t) N20
2013-2016 BMW 320i/ix (F30/31/34) L4-2.0L (turbo) N20
2012-2016 BMW 328ix (F30) L4-2.0L (turbo) N20
2013-2016 BMW 328i/ix (F31/34) L4-2.0L (turbo) N20
2014-2016 BMW 420i/ix (F32/33) L4-2.0L (turbo) N20
2014-2016 BMW 428i/ix (F32/33/36) L4-2.0L (turbo) N20
Note: This intercooler kit is not CARB exempt at this time and is not legal for sale in California or use on vehicles registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicle.