Following the success of Forge's performance enhancing products for the Hyundai i30N and Veloster N, it was obvious they should further develop on another of Hyundai’s popular performance N platforms, the Hyundai Kona N. Due to the difference in crash bar design, and following intensive testing, found that unlike the i30N, a stepped core was not the best performing intercooler during testing, neither would it offer to be a completely reversible plug and play solution.
In the development stages, Forge engineers used their knowledge and sheet metal expertise to help improve vital airflow through the bar and plate core by hand forming alloy sheet metal and the necessary brackets to mount the 83% larger volume intercooler in the OE position. This is the ideal location with a frontal surface area increase of over 27%, and has no detriment to any other of the vehicles cooling components. The development team also created a hand fabricated ducting system that has been skilfully integrated into this superior design, to ensure as much air as possible passes through the face of the intercooler.
The inlet and outlet sizes have been increased in diameter to 65mm, giving an increase of 27% more volume over the intercooler OEM boost tract to give improved flow. The development team also added a custom hard pipe, increasing the diameter to 64mm, up from the factory 50mm. This replaces the stock factory pipe on the hot side to ensure this package gives you all you need for maximum performance gains on high levels of tune.
The boost pipe and intercooler come in Forge's standard black textured finish powder coat for maximum longevity. If you are looking to enhance this performance package, we would recommend adding the Forge cold side boost pipe to achieve an even more elevated performance experience.
- Gains of 21BHP
- Increase of 28NM of torque
- 27% more volume over OEM
- Bar and plate design
- Designed and manufactured in the UK
- Lifetime Forge Motorsport warranty