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CT’s fmic conversion to bi cooler?

ACE2

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texas
Has anyone successfully turned a cts fmic into a bi cooler? Basically just looking for the piping that would make this work. I know I know full location is better but I already own the cts and have it installed so this seems to be a cheaper option to find piping to fit. There’s plenty of 3rd party options but I’m trying to find someone that can confirm it’s fitment if possible
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
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Pennsylvania
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Scooty Puff Jr
I would reach out to one of the sellers of the Magesty/Magic twintercooler setups on ebay and see what they'd charge you for just the hose, if the CTS intercooler uses similar diameter hose piping I would imagine that'd work without issue and be a pretty inexpensive solution.
 

GTI_Owner

Go Kart Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
2016 GTI
Has anyone successfully turned a cts fmic into a bi cooler? Basically just looking for the piping that would make this work. I know I know full location is better but I already own the cts and have it installed so this seems to be a cheaper option to find piping to fit. There’s plenty of 3rd party options but I’m trying to find someone that can confirm it’s fitment if possible
I'd be happy to debate whether the stock location is better if you want to.

I think the issue you may encounter with using the CTS FMIC as a bicooler is the location of the inlet/outlets are on the bottom of the end tanks and on the Majesty/G-Plus bicoolers they are on the upper portion of the end tank. The bicooler hoses are shaped to have an upward path, and you'd need them straighter. You might be able to pull it off with the ARM bicooler hoses. Of course, cutting the hoses to change the orientation is an option and that should get the job done. I'm doing this with the Neuspeed FMIC, although the locations of the inlet/outlet are not as far down.
 

ACE2

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texas
I'd be happy to debate whether the stock location is better if you want to.

I think the issue you may encounter with using the CTS FMIC as a bicooler is the location of the inlet/outlets are on the bottom of the end tanks and on the Majesty/G-Plus bicoolers they are on the upper portion of the end tank. The bicooler hoses are shaped to have an upward path, and you'd need them straighter. You might be able to pull it off with the ARM bicooler hoses. Of course, cutting the hoses to change the orientation is an option and that should get the job done. I'm doing this with the Neuspeed FMIC, although the locations of the inlet/outlet are not as far down.
Yea after some research I noticed a lot of the hoses out there are definitely different shaped due to the cts opening being where they are. Idk if I can’t find a way to do it, I might just get a full location replacement. I’ll see if I can find something close like the arm one to try out. I don’t mind cutting and making it work but I just want to find one somewhat close to where I need it so it’s not a lot of modifying
 

BudgetPhoenix

Autocross Champion
Location
Kansas
Car(s)
2016 GTI S DSG
From looking at pics they look similar length, however the CTS inlets/outlets are at the bottom and slightly angled opposed to the being at the top on the Chinese twin cooler kit like I have. Idk if this will cause a weird kink or if you can flip the CTS intercooler upside down. The hoses on the Chinese kits often come a bit long so you have some excess to play with though so it might still work not sure.
 

ACE2

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Location
texas
What are you trying to address by making it into a bicooler?
I just figured running a twin setup would make car run better in Texas heat but I could be wrong lol I already have the cts installed and it runs about 10 deg above temps but after a bit on hot days it definitely gets closer to 20 above (around this mark so far). I’m installing a vortex this week and figured I’d try anything I could to make run that much better after install
 

ACE2

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texas
From looking at pics they look similar length, however the CTS inlets/outlets are at the bottom and slightly angled opposed to the being at the top on the Chinese twin cooler kit like I have. Idk if this will cause a weird kink or if you can flip the CTS intercooler upside down. The hoses on the Chinese kits often come a bit long so you have some excess to play with though so it might still work not sure.
Good to know, i appreciate the feedback on that
 

GTI_Owner

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Location
USA
Car(s)
2016 GTI
I just figured running a twin setup would make car run better in Texas heat but I could be wrong lol I already have the cts installed and it runs about 10 deg above temps but after a bit on hot days it definitely gets closer to 20 above (around this mark so far). I’m installing a vortex this week and figured I’d try anything I could to make run that much better after install
If you plan to operate at or above 30 psi I think the bicooler option will be helpful. Alone the pressure drop of the CTS FMIC is in the lower range of ones I've measured. It cools decently, but you'll get a couple extra psi at the compressor outlet to meet the target boost pressure.
 

ACE2

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Location
texas
If you plan to operate at or above 30 psi I think the bicooler option will be helpful. Alone the pressure drop of the CTS FMIC is in the lower range of ones I've measured. It cools decently, but you'll get a couple extra psi at the compressor outlet to meet the target boost pressure.
Yea i have eqt lpfp, mpi kit, and sensors with my vortex XL (among other supporting mods) so hoping to push it a little with boost
 
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