Looking for my next upgrade. I have a exhaust already. Looking to do a downpipe or intercooler. Just wondering what everyone thoughts on what I should get.
Oh, maybe because forums exist for the exact reason you seem to hate them. All of the platforms you mentioned are information exchanges, if you do not want to exchange information get off the internet.Down pipe. Water Injection is cheaper, especially with a Stage 1 W/I ($350) only poor fitting Inter-coolers are less than that.
As I keep mentioning, if you are constantly vdyno'ing then maybe an inter-cooler makes sense. If you are hot lapping at the drag strip, then maybe you might need one; other wise it doesn't need to be upgraded.
Some people are running upgraded turbos with the stock inter-cooler no flow restrictions, maybe at 450+hp but below that? Unlikely.
Why can't people just do the research themselves instead of constantly coming to forums, Facebook and Reddit to get people's opinion on what they should do next?
Do what you feel you need to do to meet your goals, then do it.