Took very little modifications to fit. Intercooler is clearly bigger than stock.
This intercooler is awesome! My sonic now consistently pulls harder all the time and has cooler intake air temps... The oem intercooler used to heat soak so fast, may as well not have one... Yes like everyone says, the hard charge pipe on the driver side will be a tight fit around the frame.... Easy solution, put a piece of rubber pinch molding on the edge or rubber door molding and the charge pipe will hold it in place once fastened. Or use a light bead of silicone in the molding... No Problem! When re installing the front bumper, grab the bottom of the bumper and wrap it around the intercooler.... All mods require some finesse, that's why they are called modifications... Could not be happier, thank you ZZP for helping my car run how it should have from the factory!!
I’m only giving this 4 stars because of two reasons, one the pipes doesn’t actually fit properly on the drivers side, they hit the frame and there isn’t enough room for adjustment. It was also missing a screw for the passenger side of the intercooler. Definitely recommend getting one if you are looking for an intercooler kit. I would suggest the u turn on the drivers side pipe be just a bit bigger to wrap around the frame, there is plenty of room for it to be a bigger radius
Easy to install and good quality parts
Keeping temperature down and sounds great with the aluminum pipes.