It looks like TyrolSport will be creating a SMIC (Side Mounted Intercooler) for the New Beetle. This is great news, not only cause TyrolSport is making it but it will improve the 1.8T with its heatsoaked OEM SMIC.
Our SMIC is located in front of the passenger wheel, between the liner and body. It’s a very small unit that tends to get heatsoaked in the warmer/hot months. A larger unit, if mad correctly, would allow for the charged air to cool before entering the engine.
Hot air from the turbo flows through tubes inside the intercooler. The turbo air transfers heat to the tubes, warming the tubes and cooling the turbo air. Outside air (or water) passes over the tubes and between fins that are attached to the tubes. Heat is transferred from the hot tubes and fins to the cool outside air. This heats the outside air while cooling the tubes. This is how the turbo air is cooled down. Heat goes from the turbo air to the tubes to the outside air.