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LNF Front Mount Intercooler

SKU: ZZ-LNFFMIC

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The largest, most efficient, direct bolt in replacement upgrade intercooler made for the LNF Cobalt.

The Standard core dimensions are 28"x 8.125"x 4", please take into account that this measurement does not include the end tanks to make it sound bigger than it actually is.

The Smaller size (increased clearance) intercooler core dimensions are 28"x 6.625"x 4". The smaller core will improve ground clearance.

Fits Cobalt and HHR!

Includes:

  • Front mount Air to Air core
  • Bumper brackets
  • Bolts
  • Spacers
Does not come with replacement couplers. The LNF Replacement Coupler and the 2.5" Straight coupler can be purchased separately.

Removal:

1.Remove headlights and bumper cover.

2.Remove stock intercooler and “L” brackets from bumper brackets and leave the brackets in the bumper.

3.Disconnect MAP sensor and vacuum line from lower charge pipe and remove the charge pipe.

4.Disconnect upper charge pipe from turbocharger and unbolt from bracket on engine and remove the charge pipe.

Installation:

1.Install 2” to 2.5” 90 degree coupler onto turbocharger using the 238 t-bolt clamp.

2.Install upper charge pipe into 2” to 2.5” 90 using one 288 t-bolt clamp and bolt to engine bracket using an M6x25mm bolt.

3.Next remove the MAP sensor from the old lower charge pipe and install into the new lower charge pipe following the directions in the included bolt pack.

4.Attach the 2.75” to 3” coupler to the charge pipe and throttle body using the 325 and 350 t-bolt clamps. Also attach the 2.5” straight coupler to the other end of the charge pipe using a 288 t-bolt clamp and place another 288 clamp on the coupler.

5.Bolt the new “L” brackets to the intercooler using the supplied intercooler bolt pack and spacers, the nylon spacers go between the “L” bracket and the intercooler.

6.While supporting the intercooler, bolt it to the stock bumper brackets using the stock bolts making sure to align the lower intercooler coupler with the end tank and secure with the 288 clamp placed over the coupler in step 8.

7.Place two 288 t-bolt clamps over the silicone double 90 coupler and fit it to the upper charge pipe and intercooler and secure with the clamps.

8.Reconnect the MAP sensor and vacuum line on the lower charge pipe

9.(optional) Install BOV onto upper charge pipe. Remove line from BOV solenoid and route to new BOV.

When switching to an external BOV the stock BOV should be blocked with the included shim

When converting to a Blow through MAF setup, it will require a tune

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Description

The largest, most efficient, direct bolt in replacement upgrade intercooler made for the LNF Cobalt.

The Standard core dimensions are 28"x 8.125"x 4", please take into account that this measurement does not include the end tanks to make it sound bigger than it actually is.

The Smaller size (increased clearance) intercooler core dimensions are 28"x 6.625"x 4". The smaller core will improve ground clearance.

Fits Cobalt and HHR!

Includes:

  • Front mount Air to Air core
  • Bumper brackets
  • Bolts
  • Spacers
Does not come with replacement couplers. The LNF Replacement Coupler and the 2.5" Straight coupler can be purchased separately.
More Info

Removal:

1.Remove headlights and bumper cover.

2.Remove stock intercooler and “L” brackets from bumper brackets and leave the brackets in the bumper.

3.Disconnect MAP sensor and vacuum line from lower charge pipe and remove the charge pipe.

4.Disconnect upper charge pipe from turbocharger and unbolt from bracket on engine and remove the charge pipe.

Installation:

1.Install 2” to 2.5” 90 degree coupler onto turbocharger using the 238 t-bolt clamp.

2.Install upper charge pipe into 2” to 2.5” 90 using one 288 t-bolt clamp and bolt to engine bracket using an M6x25mm bolt.

3.Next remove the MAP sensor from the old lower charge pipe and install into the new lower charge pipe following the directions in the included bolt pack.

4.Attach the 2.75” to 3” coupler to the charge pipe and throttle body using the 325 and 350 t-bolt clamps. Also attach the 2.5” straight coupler to the other end of the charge pipe using a 288 t-bolt clamp and place another 288 clamp on the coupler.

5.Bolt the new “L” brackets to the intercooler using the supplied intercooler bolt pack and spacers, the nylon spacers go between the “L” bracket and the intercooler.

6.While supporting the intercooler, bolt it to the stock bumper brackets using the stock bolts making sure to align the lower intercooler coupler with the end tank and secure with the 288 clamp placed over the coupler in step 8.

7.Place two 288 t-bolt clamps over the silicone double 90 coupler and fit it to the upper charge pipe and intercooler and secure with the clamps.

8.Reconnect the MAP sensor and vacuum line on the lower charge pipe

9.(optional) Install BOV onto upper charge pipe. Remove line from BOV solenoid and route to new BOV.

When switching to an external BOV the stock BOV should be blocked with the included shim

When converting to a Blow through MAF setup, it will require a tune

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10/27/2019
Jeremy M.
United States United States

Orientation can be misleading (shorter version)

Went by the photo and user photos to see which way to install it. But after getting it all on there it was rubbing way too much on the frame endplates under the crash bar/bumper. Took it all off, flipped it, and not only had comfortable clearance, but it actually lined up perfectly with the bottom of the bumper. Whereas before it was rubbing in a way that could've penetrated and hung an inch or two below the bumper. Stock cold side was a PITA to get on (twice) but aside from that great fit and so far great performance. I would suggest them including the top bolts that mount the brackets to the car (not sure why they wouldn't) and including some sort of identifying mark or sticker for the up side. Or photos, vids, etc that clearly show it's orientation, since it's not easy to tell until it's on.

KL
10/13/2019
Kemp L.
Canada Canada

Solid product

Okay. Let me Begin by wondering if there are difference in getting the front fascia off I don't know but really struggled with getting mine off prior to the actual ic install. Really craptastic gm assembly method imo. That said, I may suggest trying the brackets both ways. If they (the holes)don't line up, try reversing everything. Everything was a perfect fit once I had the orientation correct. Struggled a bit with my dated injen cold side piping but made it work. Glass cleaner for lubing the stock hot side piping. Did multiple wot runs. I'm stock as of now, but even with this I was peaking 17psi. Temps would drop rapidly maxing at 199, even on an 80+ ambient temps day. Further break in will probably improve numbers even more. The noticeable difference again, such rapid decrease of temps. Very happy with the smaller version. It lands just a tad below the front fascia lowest point.

PO
10/11/2019
Philip O.
United States United States

Good for looks

Product is a tight fit in my experience. Can't tell by looking at it, but it touches the bumper support and comes really close to touching the fascia in a few spots. Can use factory charge pipes, but you need to completely loosen the clamps to install. Shipping and support are phenomenal as usual. Looks great behind the grille

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CW
10/04/2019
Christopher W.
United States United States

Quality

Quality intercooler definitely very sturdy very easy to install

RB
09/15/2019
Robert B.
United States United States

Lnf

Absolutely fabulous....

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