2G 1.6T Intercooler Kit v2.5

$499.00 Sale Save

Required Prerequisite

The Hot Pipe Upgrade is a required prerequisite. If you do not have it already, you can add it in the "Buy it With" section above.

Fits the following vehicles:

  • 2017-2018 Elantra Sport MT
  • 2017-2018 Elantra Sport DCT
  • 2019-2020 Elantra Sport MT
  • 2019-2020 Elantra Sport DCT
  • 2019-2022 Veloster Turbo MT
  • 2019-2022 Veloster Turbo DCT
  • 2019-2020 Forte GT MT
  • 2019-2020 Forte GT DCT
  • 2021-2023 Forte GT MT
  • 2021-2023 Forte GT DCT
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty available for original purchaser only.
  • See Terms and Conditions for additional warranty information.

Some products offered by SXTH Element and SXTHNK are not capable of shipping to states that have adopted the C.A.R.B. Standard. Those products can include anything induction or exhaust related. If this product is incapable of shipping to your location, you will not be able to checkout with it. More information can be found in the link below.

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The SXTH Element Engineering Front Mount Intercooler Kit was re-designed from the ground up for more cooling, more flow, and easier installation at a better price!

Our high performance bar and plate core provides superior cooling and heat sink resistance to competitor's tube/plate construction.  Our new core is officially the largest on the market with it's stepped core design.  The bottom portion measures 22in x 4.67in x 6.2in and the top portion measures 22in x 2.89in x 3in.  That's 9% more internal cooling area than our nearest competitor and 15% more than our previous design.


See the intercooler testing in action!

1.6T FMIC core back
1.6T FMIC core front

The Core

Our intercooler core was designed using 3D scanning and CAD along with CFD simulation to achieve perfect fitment while maximizing airflow.  The "stepped" core takes up as much space as possible so we can achieve the best cooling possible while fitting in the car without any modifications or extra parts needed.  Our core also comes with a special heat resistant coating.

Our fin design and end tanks are designed to flow as smooth as possible to help retain OEM spooling and power delivery characteristics.  Even at our larger size, no noticable lag is added to the system.


Hot Pipe

Our kit keeps the OEM cold side tubing for installation simplicity and to help keep overall pricing affordable. The OEM cold side tubing supported our Forte GT Hybrid turbo car at 310 wheel horsepower with ease. Our hot side tubing was tweaked to add a mounting bracket and for even better fitment.

vn fmic hot pipe


The OEM intercooler in the 2019+ Veloster Turbo / Elantra Sport / Forte GT leaves a lot to be desired. As you can see below, the SXTH unit is much larger than OEM.  By utilizing every cubic inch possible, we can provide better airlfow and better cooling for more power and less heat soak.

OEM Intercooler vs SXTH Intercooler
CAD SXTH Intercooler

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Performance Boost

Even though there are certain limiters in the Engine Control Unit (ECU), our core was still able to achieve measurable power increase on our in-house dyno.  Gains can be seen across the RPM range.  Peak gains of 10 wheel HP and over 13 wheel HP in the upper RPM range on the OEM ECU programming!

1.6t coupler and clamp

Couplers & Clamps

We use the highest quality 5-ply silicone hoses and t-bolt clamps for our tubing connections.  The hoses are also designed in the computer for perfect fitment.

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