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Item #: 040501
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Price: $379.00


    The Racer X Fabrication front mount intercooler for the 2012 to 2018 Chevy Sonic is the perfect addition for the the enthusiast that needs additional cooling. The Racer X intercooler starts with a larger core than OEM and increased fin density, which translates into increased cooling capacity at higher power output. The OEM intercooler will heat soak and reduce power during spirited driving or longer duration RPM pulls. The Racer X intercooler is built around a high performance intercooler core. The sheet metal end tanks are designed with CAD and multiple CFD analysis are performed before ever cutting a part. Finally, we CNC cut and TIG weld the end tanks to the intercooler core. The intercooler is a direct bolt on replacement and utilizes the OEM mounting location. The intercooler comes standard with black Racer X Fabrication silicone couplers and T-bolt clamps.

    What's Included

    • (1) Front mount intercooler
    • (2) Black silicone couplers
    • (4) T-bolt clamps


    • 2012-2018 Chevy Sonic 1.4L


    Proposition 65

    Off Road Use Only

    WARNING: Racer X Fabrication products are intended for off-road / competition use only and may never be used on a public road.

    Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:
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    What a huge difference

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    • Doesn't heat soak
    • Fairly painless install
    • OEM fitment even with a Sonic RS
    • She's purty
    • Very well made
    • I literally can't think of any
    This intercooler is probably the best mod I've done to my car next to a tune. The stock intercooler would heat soak pretty much immediately when you would give it the beans. I live in a hot state and after my first pull, my butt dyno indicated that it didn't fall off as much in the top end. The instructions were very helpful and much appreciated. Got it all done in about 3 hours.
    Some things to aid installation:
    Lookup how to properly remove the bumper from the little clips on the side. I didn't and ended up breaking 4 of the 6 clips.
    The ring clips mentioned in step 7 literally hold the pipes to the stock intercooler. Easiest way to get them off is to tilt the intercooler down, take a screwdriver and bend the clips up so they stay unclipped. Push the pipe in a little and pry where they meet in the back of the intercooler (you'll see what I mean).

    Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
    Almost forgot! The welds on this thing are AMAZING. Dimes on dimes. Whoever does the welding at your shop, great job!


    Very happy

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    Larger than factory but very easy install! Mounts to factory brackets. Huge difference in intake temps on the backside.

    My car used to run 117-120 intake temps on intake one sensor while running and 2 (behind intercooler) would read around 15-20 degrees warmer.

    Now I am pulling temps 10-25 degrees cooler depending on speed and RPM. Great product and I can feel a difference in get up and go!