Integrated Engineering performance FDS intercooler technical info and features.

Integrated Engineering FDS performance intercooler kits have over a year of extensive research and development unseen in other designs on the market. In this post you can read all about these innovative new intercoolers, technical data, and answer any questions you may have. Read below to learn more about our exciting design.

The Integrated Engineering MK5/MK6 FDS intercooler system was built from the ground up to offer the ultimate in performance for your vehicle. When increasing the power output of your engine it is extremely important to ensure it has the proper cooling to match. It packs a very large intercooler core into the space available, a full 54% larger than the OEM core. This large core delivers cool air to the engine under all circumstances, increasing power and torque and simultaneously reducing heat soak.

Our end tanks feature the FDS flow distribution system, which is totally unique to our intercooler. By incorporating flow distribution channels into the inlet side end tank, air is evenly distributed from the top to bottom of the core, maximizing cooling efficiency. Other intercoolers on the market only allow natural airflow through the core, which is primarily on the bottom side near the inlet, making for poorly distributed cooling. In lab tests, temperatures across the IE FDS core were 65% more even than the nearest competitor. This proves more effective use of the core, resisting heat soak more so than any competitor and consistently delivering a cool charge.

FDS VS competition flow dynamics 

Heat soak occurs when the heat generated exceeds the cooling capacity of the intercooler. The most common symptom is the noticeable loss of power after long term acceleration or several back to back power pulls. By greatly increasing the core size and useable area of the core with FDS technology, we have eliminated the heat soak. The following chart of “30” second power pull shows how the intake air temperature remains consistently lower than the OEM intercooler.

High quality American castings for the intercooler end tanks have perfect surface finish and absolutely none of the casting flaws commonly seen in import intercoolers which can destroy your engine. This attention to detail in the design process means that our intercooler is actually lighter than many import intercoolers, while simultaneously having a much larger core volume. These features provide an intercooler with perfect OE fitment and the utmost highest level of performance available today.

Our engineers also went to great lengths to ensure quality and perfect fitment. The end tanks were carefully CAD designed and CFD flow optimized. All mounting bosses are fully machined to ensure a perfect fit. Even the inlet and outlet barb connections are completely machined, ensuring a leak free seal.


-Charge air temperatures lowered drastically
-Horsepower and torque increased
-Horsepower loss from heat soak removed
-IE FDS spreads the heat over the intercooler core 65% more evenly than competitors
-Large bar and fin core measures 16.39" x 24" x 2.25" 54% more core volume than OE
-USA cast and machined end tanks with fully machined mounting bosses for a perfect fit
-Fully machined inlet/outlet connections for a leak free seal
-Perfect OEM fitment, no trimming required
-Large 2.75" inlet and outlet connections
-5 ply silicone hoses and a billet adapter ensure reliability
-Includes all necessary hardware and hose clamps


-VW MK2 BEETLE (EA888 Gen1 & 2013.5+ EA888 Gen3 Only)
-VW MK5/MK6 JETTA/GLI (EA888 Gen1, 2013.5+ EA888 Gen3, & EA113 Only)
-VW B6/B7 PASSAT (EA888 Gen1, 2013.5+ EA888 Gen3, & EA113 Only)

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