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I have a question... I´m sure this would probably be borderline "ricing"... but what if I went out and found myself an old intercooler and hooked it up on my car before I turbo´d? I´m sure that it would do SOMETHING to help my engine run cooler in the summer time, thereby making slightly more power, even if only about 5 hp. Not sure if the weight I´m adding would really be worth it though. But, if people see it they´d be like wtf? I´m sure I could hang it on my car and do all the piping myself. Anyone think this is even worth my time? :-?
 

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i belive you need something to push the air throught the intercooler, cause alone it will not beable to get air through. so i would say you will have to wait
 

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There´s a limit to how cool an air to air intercooler can make the air passing through it... and that´s the outside air temperature. The air leaving a turbocharger´s outlet can be anywhere from just above ambient temperatures to over 500F on high boost applications. Usually you can expect over 200F outlet temperatures on a street car.. an intercooler will actually have some heat passing through it to transfer off.. running ambient air temp air through an air to air intercooler will not do a thing, except clog up your intake.
 

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there are special air coolers that are made , that look like intercoolers but they are a little smaller, i think it would work to a sertine exstent.
 

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its an easy one....when u slam on the gas....ur opening the throttlebody, when that is done, air is already waitin to come in. With an intercooler and no turbo, there wont be much air waiting to come in. It will be delayed from entering the chamber...U´d lose power and u´d be burning extreme rich and prolly mis alot. Dont do it, it would be bad
 

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The theory is right, you would produce a slight temperature drop, however to route you intake that far would require enough piping that if you didn´t have any pressure you would actually reduce the amount of total CFM flowing into the motor and would also create one hell of a lag to get through 6feet of piping.
 

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Yeah i thought about all that, I figured it was a long shot in the first place but I figure why not ask anyway? Thanks guys for the knowledge. ;-)
 
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