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The ALTA Front Mount Intercooler features cast aluminum end tanks, with smooth and perfectly contoured internals to create unimpeded airflow and equal distribution of air throughout the intercooler. No sharp corners or multifaceted cores here.
The ALTA FMIC features double the air volume of the OEM core and has 3 times the ambient cooling surface area! This all translates to cooler temps and more horsepower! And yes this is bigger than competitors' intercoolers!
Check out the charts tab to see multiple dyno runs of MINIs with various part setups. The ALTA FMIC produces an easy 10 to 15 horsepower right out of the box.
We do not compromise performance by making our intercooler smaller just to save install time. Competitors like to scare you into thinking our intercooler is difficult to install. With only some minor trimming of some non-important plastic, you will gain more power and have a perfectly centered intercooler. You can see how The ALTA intercooler perfectly tucks behind the bumper beam and bumper.
Our intercooler fills the entire mouth of the MINI bumper and is designed to utilize as much of the ambient air coming through the bumper as possible.
Every ALTA intercooler is powdercoated to further protect your intercooler from the elements making it look awesome for years to come. Our intercoolers come in two finish options, a bright silver or stealth black powder coat.
For our Black FMIC, click here.
Learn about the design process and see how Jeff ended up with the final design for the ALTA front mount intercooler. Tons of pictures and great information.
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|Intercooler Efficiency||83% (OEM= 53%)|
|Pressure Drop||ALTA 1.5psi vs OEM 2.0psi|
|OEM Core Size||21.3" x 3.25" x 2.5"|
|ALTA Core Size||23" x 8.76" x 1.75" (215% bigger)|
In The Box
|(1) ALTA MINI Cooper S Front Mount Intercooler|
|(30") ALTA Trim|
|(1) PERRIN License Plate Frame|
Cooper S Intercooler Test
The above test was done on our Cooper S with only an ALTA 3" Turboback exhaust installed on it. We did a few runs, installed the intercooler and these are the results you see. There was also no ECU tuning done at this time. You too can expect 10+Wheel HP gains!
JCW Stage2 Intercooler Test
This test was done on our 09 JCW with only an ALTA 3" Turboback exhaust installed on it(sometimes called Stage 2). Only thing changed between the two runs was removing the OEM intercooler for the ALTA larger intercooler. The gains of 10-15WHP and 10-15ft-lbs are very noticeable.
45-55F COOLER CHARGE TEMPS!
The ALTA FMIC cooled the charge temps 45F-55F cooler than the stock FMIC. Unlike our competion, we tested this on the same day on our dyno within 1 hour of one another. These tests were done on a Stage 1 JCW (Stock car with an ECU tune) and what you can‰Ûªt see is how repeatable these numbers are!
10-20 WHEEL HORSEPOWER GAINS ON STAGE 1 JCW
These are dyno numbers backing up the above temp graph. The car is the same Stage 1 JCW, with nothing done but the ALTA Intercooler between runs. The 10-20WHP and 10-12 Ft-lbs of torque are great gains!
|2007-2013 MINI Cooper S||Yes|
|2008-2013 MINI Clubman S||Yes|
|2009-2013 MINI Cooper JCW||Yes|
|2012 JCW Coupe||Yes|
|2012 JCW Roadster||Yes|
|2009-2013 MINI Cooper S Convertible||Yes|
|2011+ Countryman Cooper S / All 4||Yes|