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Old 05-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default DDMworks Intercooler Diverter 1.4L Turbo

The first batch of these have arrived!

Upgrade your stock intercooler setup by adding the DDMWorks Intercooler Diverter to your Sonic for a cooler air charge!



The stock intercooler does a good job at cooling down the charged air at first but after repeated pulls loses its cooling abilities. Ultimately this loss of efficiency means a hotter air charge and less horsepower. Our single piece intercooler diverter counteracts this problem by directing the air into the cooling fins and forcing it through the intercooler. This means even after repeated runs the cooling charge is consistent and power is maintained. The diverter is made out of 304 stainless steel for a great look and protection from chipping and rust. All hardware included is also Stainless steel for longevity.

Installation time is around 1.5 hours with fairly common hand tools. It does require removing the bumper cover for installation.

Link to the product page: Chevy Sonic 1.4L Intercooler Diverter

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Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks!
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Is this able to be installed with out pulling the front fascia of the car off?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Is this able to be installed with out pulling the front fascia of the car off?
Just added that to the description, thanks!

The bumper cover does need to pop off for install, with the whole install taking about 1.5 hours with pretty common hand tools. Once you know where all of the fasteners are (in the instructions) this car comes apart very easily.
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That's great, I plan on picking one up with a set of Fog Lights and just knocking out two birds with one stone when I get back.
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Because I know people will ask...any dyno pulls or drag strip results or other factual data to prove effectiveness?
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Data logging on the steet would probably be better, a before and after at 70 on the highway checking IAT's would be pretty conclusive.
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Because I know people will ask...any dyno pulls or drag strip results or other factual data to prove effectiveness?
Working on getting the hard data on it, tried using 4 different things to data log the post intercooler IAT's on the car and nothing would pull it up (HPtuners, EFIlive, Actron OBD2 scanner and PLX OBD2 gauges). We have some temp sensors coming that we are going to put in the intake tract to get the actual objective data on it. Anyone with a scangauge able to monitor post IC IAT's?

Even without the objective data, the diverter has made a noticeable difference on our car, especially doing long 4th and 5th gear pulls back to back, where the stock intercooler setup would start to fall off, the new setup just keeps pulling. With the intercooler diverter I have recorded a higher top speed then without it also. Before anyone asks, this is done on an abandoned runway that we use for high speed testing, previous best was 125mph stock and with the IC diverter 128mph. Those are some long pulls that take awhile and put a lot of heat into the system.

Once we get something to data log the post IC IAT's I will be happy to get that objective information and share it.

Hope that helps,
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Awesome!! How's the intake coming along?

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Nevermind just read the update!! :-)
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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Any more data on this part? Looks to be a nice cost effective mod but would like a little more hard data.
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