The mountune V2 lower intercooler Hard Pipe Upgrade directly replaces the restrictive factory variant, improving the pressure drop by 2.4Kpa.
The one-piece mandrel bent aluminium pipe has no joins or weld lines inside ensuring the ultimate restriction-free airflow path, whilst the black anodising applied to both the internal and external walls ensures a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish.
Compatible with the mountune high-performance silicone boost hose kit, or the original intercooler boost hoses.
I installed the V2 hard pipe on my RS with the M380 kit + intercooler V1. For ~100GBP, I decided to give this part a shot as it is less than half the price of the US part. What a difference! The momentary delay that developed after installing the IC is gone, induction noise is up (especially at WOT), and the weight is the same or less than stock. It's a great looking part too, and a shame that it's hidden under the car! FYI, I had to take a green 3M pad to the mounting flanges and use hairspray as install dressing. Otherwise the stock hoses would slide around as if the hard pipe were greased.
The manufacturing and fitting accuracy is perfect! The raw stainless steel look is really good, not like many other suppliers who paint the pipe. The growling sound that the engine gets with it is just awesome, the shifting of the SUV is now clearly audible and that despite SSC. Super Racesound I can only recommend to everyone!
Quality made product, simple install, looking forward to driving to experience the additional efficiency acheived.