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Old 01-02-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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What intercooler are you running

Ok so had the car tuned yesterday and the tuner noticed the intercooler wasn't doing that good a job and was higher than it should. He mentioned looking into a different one and I might gain maybe a pound or two of boost lost by the heat not being dissipated from the intercooler. Oh yea I have the 1300 hp air to air Procharger, he said these aren't as good as others out there.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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How much power are you making? On a dyno the IAT always goes higher than the street.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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That's the problem it was a street tune on a really cold day no numbers it was reaching 175 if I remember correctly.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:46 PM   #4
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is that the race upgrage FMIC they sell? or just the small standard one?
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:02 PM   #5
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That's the race intercooler that comes with the stage 2 kit.
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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Did you have a fan running over the intercooler?
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:10 PM   #7
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No room for an external fan.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #8
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What blower and how hard are you spinning it?
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:15 PM   #9
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Giant AGP... before that I had the Vortech 1200hp IC.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:22 PM   #10
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Giant AGP... before that I had the Vortech 1200hp IC.
Did you notice a difference after switching them out.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:22 PM   #11
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It's a Procharger p1sc making 6lbs of boost on a 4in pulley.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #12
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I see you are from Topeka who do you have tunning it?
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:06 PM   #13
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His name is Ryan he goes in and out of Lawrence and Kansas City the tune is amazing and I'm glad he gave me a heads up about this.
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I'm not sure. With the Ysi, I made over 1k to the wheels and the turbos are making more with less boost so it is possible but there are other factors at play as well to make a true judgment.

I have never heard bad things about the vortech IC but I have heard bad things about the procharger IC. CX racing IC (on ebay) have a good rep on ls1tech.
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Im running the Vortech intercooler and my tuner was impressed at the temps mine seen on the dyno.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #16
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I'm thinking if looking into bell they seem to pretty legit, anyone have experience with them before I start a new thread?
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Giant AGP... before that I had the Vortech 1200hp IC.
Sorry this is the big AGP intercooler?
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Sorry this is the big AGP intercooler?
Yes. The small one on top is my oil cooler.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:26 PM   #19
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I'm not sure. With the Ysi, I made over 1k to the wheels and the turbos are making more with less boost so it is possible but there are other factors at play as well to make a true judgment.

I have never heard bad things about the vortech IC but I have heard bad things about the procharger IC. CX racing IC (on ebay) have a good rep on ls1tech.
Blake, what bad things have you heard? I was going to go with the procharger 1300 hp that measures 27.5 x 4.5 x 12.5" and like this since it leaves a lot of my radiator open to the airflow....road course is my plan so cant go with the giant AGP unit.

I have only heard great things about the PC FMICs
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:17 PM   #20
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Clinc was using one (not sure which one though) for his f1x build and it was causing significant boost loss - it was restrictive. You might PM him for details as I don't want to disseminate faulty info based on my memory or lack thereof.
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