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Unread 07-27-2012, 08:59 AM   #16
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One of the problems with the stock intercooler is that it is at least 50% obstructed by the front bumper. You can remove your front grille and see for your self. Ideally the replacement should have more exposure to the area above or below the bumper.

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Unread 07-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #17
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One of the problems with the stock intercooler is that it is at least 50% obstructed by the front bumper. You can remove your front grille and see for your self. Ideally the replacement should have more exposure to the area above or below the bumper.
That is true, but if you have muck larger I/C it can act like a heat sink and it does not need as much air moving thru it to be efficient. The I/C I have on my truck is behind the bumper and almost parallel to the ground. It still does a good job.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #18
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u know when people cut holes into their bumpers to allow air to their turbos, what if u did something like that?

like usually they use carbon fibre shrouds or something
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Unread 07-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #19
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Unread 07-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #20
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That doesn't look like an air-in ... looks more like an air-out?
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Unread 07-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #21
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lol hell if i know
but could it not work as an air in?
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Unread 07-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #22
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That doesn't look like an air-in ... looks more like an air-out?
The one next to the headlight is for incoming air.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #23
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u know when people cut holes into their bumpers to allow air to their turbos, what if u did something like that?

like usually they use carbon fibre shrouds or something
I would rather keep it stock looking. Don't won't to hack up the bumper.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #24
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yea i know i was just pondering
i wish they made one

and seeing as i know nothing about them i got no idea how hard it would be to fit a different one in..
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