Has anyone done the S3 Intercooler install yet? I asked on ECS they said I had to lengthen hoses, and that they don't list CC as a correct fitment because of this.
Someone out there has to have installed this on a CC.
With the intercooler being thicker, I have a hard time understanding why the hoses would be too short. I know you can cut part of the stock hose, but I also saw somewhere in the forums where the guy cuts off the metal part of the hose instead of just hacking the hose itself. Anyone know if not cutting the hose and just yanking off that metal piece would make the hose the correct length?
Subscribed. It is hot in Texas this summer and I am seriously considering this upgrade.
What would you think the time for a pro mechanic to install would be? 2--3 hours?
2010 CC Sport 6MT, Clear turns, Modshack Intake, Unitronic Stage 1+, RNS 510 Upgrade, 9W7(L) upgrade, 10 spkr Audio Upgrade with Amp and 10" sub.
$290 for the S3 intercooler. Used stock hoses. Labor depends on the shop you bring it to. I did also install the AWE "pancake pipe" and BSH throttle body pipe since we were already in the area so to speak, and going to instal the dual nozzle meth kit. But these are extras that you don't technically need.
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Would this ic do any good with just a apr stage 1 and 2 intake and a cat back exhaust?
I will be doing a chip in the future just not sure which one to go with.
2009 CC sport auto , black on black, %20 tint all around, euro switch, rear fog, DRL delete, Hoën fogs, Clear turn signals, LED plate lights, RCD-510 AE, 9W7 Bluetooth, LED strip lights in the trunk, lots of VAGCOM fiddling, APR Carbonio stage 1(for sale) , Magnaflow 3" cat back exhuast, 3 watt Cree LED interior lighting (from DDM Tunning)
I have heard two common comments. Both contradicting, surrounding the hose length.
Do I need the AWE TOP to install the S3 intercooler?
Can I just use stock hoses with no TOP to install the S3 intercooler?
Anyone know why everyone keeps saying that you need to extend the hose on the TOP side?
I emailed Chris this info, but I'll share it with everyone...
Parts you need: (if not buying a kit)
(9) M6 x 1.0 x 16mm bolts.
A couple 2.5" hose clamps (if you plan to cut your stock hoses)
1. If you're just buying ONLY the intercooler for ~$300 (whatever it costs)....
On the S3 intercooler, it has metal inlets and doesn't use the factory (clip in) hose connections. Soooo....you have to cut the factory connection off the stock hoses and then slide it onto the S3 intercooler and clamp it down.
That's the cheapest solution.
Read here on how to cut the hoses:
How it will look:
2. Buy the AWE Tuning kit with the S3 intercooler and the OEM hoses for $520:
3. Buy the intercooler for ~$300 & then the AWE tuning S3 hoses for $240:
4. Buy the intercooler for ~$300 with the Turbo Outlet Pipe & the hoses for $410:
2014 Passat VR6
2013 Tiguan SE
Thanks as always Dan.
I will be ordering this ASAP. Since I don;t see much in terms of CC install I can post a DIY if anybody is interested. Probably won;t be doing this until at least next weekend though.
Also I asked Dan, but is anyone aware of a guide on how to remove CC front bumper and other items required for the intercooler install.
I found a few write ups about the hose and bolt on procedure, but not how to get the bumper and everything off to do that work.
Well I wish I knew how to take the bumper off, but I don't.
I'm sure someone on here has to have done it though. And I'm 99% sure it's just clipped on anyways.
Start by removing the grille (torx screws and pull off).
Then remove the belly pan (torx screws)
Undo the fender liner screws (torx screws)
And then start pulling on the fender edge, I guess.....
2014 Passat VR6
2013 Tiguan SE
Clips for the painted piece (don't forget underpan that is held in place with torx):
Remove the 4 silver bolts under the headlight to release the bumper, but make sure you have it all supported as illustrated in the last two pics:
When the bumper comes off, so does the support for the radiator, IC and AC radiator.
Sorry, I was going to do a full write-up, but I never did.
Thanks for the pictures. I am getting mine delivered this week. Can't wait to get it in. Also adding AWE TOP at same time. I can try to make a step by step if anyone is still interested, but it looks like based on this thread majority of the process is covered.
Thanks guys. I am pretty sure I will better understand once I get in there. I know there is a core support that needs to be removed. Maybe I will make a guide for anyone else outlining the items removed from where in what order. I am sure other than bumper it is similar to GTI and so maybe this won;t be required. Hopefully I get time on sat or sun to do this. Any other strange things once you get in there?
jspirate did you need to do anything with the hoses other than cut the metal piece off, I keep hearing and reading that you need to extend the hose, but I think that is crap or because instead of cutting the metal end off someone probably cut the actual hose making it too short and then the legend of the issue live on in vortex.
As a former phoenix resident, what the hell in phoenix could cause a delay like that? Sorry to hear. Mine should be in tomorrow. I try not to watch the deliveries because what happened to you always happens to me when i watch them. I had a timely package needed that was a a derailed train once. I guess ish happens, good luck. Who is doing your install? I am not sure goodspeed was around when i was there. Or maybe it had another name. I lived near Dynocomp so they worked on my mazda and I had friends with their own little shops and a few worked for EVOMS. I don't hear much from EVOMS anymore.
I ordered the TOP a little later so that won;t be in until like Thursday. Will be doing the install either Sat or Sun morning.
Intercooler arrived in a very large box yesterday, good thing I have a Honda Pilot too because that box would not fit in the CC with the baby seat in.
TOP is being delivered as we speak. Need to go get the required hardware from Home Depot later today. Install should be on Saturday.
Goodspeed is just around the corner from Dynocomp
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It just got hot here in LA. Its been over 100 recently where i live. I am starting to feel the car lag more. I got on freeway and car had no balls this morning. I am glad I got this to install this weekend. Can't wait to see the difference.
Good luck with everything let me know how you perform out in the 110 degree heat.