2.5T Intercooler Kit

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Fits the following vehicles:

  • 2021-2023 Sonata N-Line
  • 2022+ Kia K5 GT
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty available for original purchaser only.
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The SXTH Element Engineering Intercooler for the 2.5T reduces intake air temperatures and gains power WITH NO TUNING required! Extensively tested and validated to gain and sustain up to 10whp/10wtq on OEM tuning as well as with boost added by current available piggyback systems.

Our high performance bar and plate core provides superior cooling and heat sink resistance to tube/plate construction of the OEM core.  The new core utilizes OEM connections while increasing in thickness by nearly 40%.

***PLEASE NOTE, some very light radiator support trimming of two small tabs is necessary for the Sonata N-Line and was not seen on K5 GT.  Please see instructions for detailed pictures and procedure.***

K5 GT FMIC core back
K5 GT FMIC core front

The Core

Our intercooler core is bar/plate and 40% thicker than OEM to aid in cooling and increase flow.  This combination helped achieve gains of 10whp and 10wtq in our dyno testing.  The entire core is also painted in a special thermal paint for even more heat protection.


End Tanks

Our end tanks are optimized for volume and airflow using CAD and shaped to fit into the engine bay using 3D scanning.  This allowed us to easily use OEM connections for a bolt-on fit to OEM intercooler piping.

k5 gt intercooler inlet


We use 3D scans of the engine bay in our CAD software to design the intercooler for OEM like fit.  Kia K5 GT scan data shown here.

cad k5 gt intercooler

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Performance Boost

Dyno tests on OEM tuning and well as piggyback resulted in gains up to 10whp and 10wtq in the majority of the powerband.


Laser cut brackets

The wire harnes brackets are laser cut steel for precision fitment for harness mounts.

k5 gt intercooler hardware

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