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ARM Price $467.00

- Gain up to 30whp/40wtq
-Increased Cooling Efficiency
-Reliable Performance
-Direct Fit

Availability: IN STOCK: Typically ships within 24hrs
Product Code: MK6-FMIC

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ARM Motorsports presents the MK6 GTI Front Mount Intercooler. Unlike OEM style intercoolers, this is a true front mount design where the intercooler is placed first in line of airflow at the front of the radiator stack equipped on the
2.0T engine.

This design positions the intercooler directly in the openings of the GTI"s front bumper where it is exposed to the coolest air for the biggest gains in horsepower. This is not a twincooler type of setup, rather this FMIC does away with the OEM intercooler entirely. The OEM intercooler can be left in place disconnected, or completely removed with our OEM Intercooler Delete Kit. Removing of the OEM intercooler allows for better airflow through the radiator bundle and also reduces some weight.

On the dyno this front mount intercooler setup will generate as much as 30whp and 40wtq (See Complete Dyno Details Here).


The temperature of the compressed air leaving the turbocharger is high due to it being propelled by the hot exhaust gases from the GTI's two lilter engine. Hotter air contains less oxygen than cooler air occupying the same amount of space. The more oxygen delivered inside the engine cylinder the more potential power is available from the engine. Enter the ARM FMIC intercooler, a component designed to take the hot air from the turbo and cool it before returning it to the engine by putting it in the most optimal position.

The larger an intercooler is the better it is at lowering the temperature of the charged air from the turbo before it reached the throttle body. However, if an intercooler is too large than it can cause an adverse pressure drop, increasing turbo lag. Because the ARM Intercooler is located in front of the other radiators on the car it can cool the charged air more effectively than larger intercoolers in the OEM location. Which is why the ARM Motorsports FMIC core size of 23.5" x 6.5" x 3" is the perfect balance for maximizing cooling efficiency while minimizing pressure drop.

The ARM Motorsports MK6 GTI Front Mount Intercooler Kit is fully reversible, making it a true bolt on unit. For complete step by step installation instructions check out the install video.

  • Gain up to 25whp/23wtq
  • Increased Cooling Efficiency
  • Reliable Performance
  • Direct Fit
  • ARM FMIC Core
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Silicone Hoses
  • Hardware Kit

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Front mount intercooler July 19, 2018
Reviewer: William Distelhurst from Bradenton, FL United States  
Nice intercooler. Looks just as good as the other brand named intercoolers but at half the price.  This is my 3rd ARM product I have put on my car,  and I am extremely satisfied with all of them.

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Great FMIC May 22, 2018
Reviewer: Blake Garfield from Troy, VA United States  
Overall great FMIC. Fast shipping, nicely packed, easy install. Came with all the necessary hardware and the install video made it that much easier. I had to cut/shorten one hose and that was the only con.

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Fit, Function and... Fashion October 9, 2017
Reviewer: Damon LLOYD from GLENSIDE, PA United States  
Installation was a breeze, probably because fitment was on point. I only had to trim the silicon hose connecting the TOP to the intercooler a centimeter or so on each side. The supplied connector for that hose fits perfectly into the stock "pancake" pipe. However, it is an extremely tight fit with ARM's upgraded TOP, which i found a little odd.

My daily commute has me running 10+ miles at 80mph, then a mile of surface streets before i'm either at work or home. This is stoopid convenient for everything except heat soak. So usually that last leg of surface streets is laden with sluggish performance. Since installation, the throttle still feels crisp from driveway to parking lot, and back.

It just looks sexy as hell peeking from being the honeycomb.

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Great buy December 19, 2016
Reviewer: Anthony Flick from Marion , OH United States  
Great product for the money. The quality is on par, find density is good and the fitment was spot on. Not to sure of the gains yet but will find out in the spring. Shipping was quick and customer service was great!

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Exceeded expectations. November 10, 2016
Reviewer: Joseph Pasternak from Ligonier, PA United States  
Just installed the fmic on my 2012 gti. The intercooler arrived 2 days ahead of estimated delivery time. The intercooler was double packed and everything was in perfect condition. The install was rather easy and everything fit perfectly. The only thing I wish it would have came with was install instructions. Other than that I'm super happy with the product and service I received from arm motorsports. I will be a returning customer for sure.

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