After the transmission was reinstalled Tuesday morning, Ivan began work on installing the front mount intercooler. This is our very own AMS Performance Hyundai Genesis Race Front Mount Intercooler that provides additional cooling for more heavily modified Genesis 2.0T vehicles (those using significantly larger than stock turbos and injectors). Although the standard core would have been sufficient in this current build, the larger design of this intercooler was ideal in support of Nicas future plans for her Genesis.
One nice feature of both intercooler designs we offer is that they use cast aluminum end tanks to allow for a smooth transition from pipe to pipe when compared to traditional sheet metal end tank designs.
The installation began with the removal of the front bumper/fascia and bumper beam. Since our larger intercooler is being installed in this project, the front bumper beam would not be going back onto the vehicle. In its place we will be installing an AMS Replacement Crash Bar Beam (will be installed later).
After the filing off of two small useless plastic nubs (very minimal as illustrated in a few of the pictures below), the intercooler was able to fit flush up against the radiator support and mount securely with our supplied bracket.
Currently, Ivan is working on the intercooler piping and fuel system. Well be sure to keep you up-to-date on the progress of Nicas Genesis R Spec build so sure to check back with us soon!