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      12-24-2012, 11:25 AM   #23

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Originally Posted by ArthurJGuy View Post
One advantage of the air/water system over the air/air that I have not seen mentioned is the ability to use the on board A/C system to chill the coolant so that you can get IAT's below ambient. C02 also gives the same result but needs to be refilled.
Not with any of the current E9x supercharger options.

Originally Posted by ArthurJGuy View Post
Also I saw someone mention that ESS uses an FMIC, FMIC's are used with air/air and from what I know the ESS kit is not air/air.
Here is a photo of the VF620 (air/water intercooled kit) heat exchanger, also known as an front mounted intercooler.