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Old 03-02-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Stock Intercooler It sucks, (pics)

Cut open a stock intercooler today, Viggen type. The tubes protrude about from the base and there are only 10 fins per tube. Now we finaly see why this intercooler does not flow or cool well.

Pictured next to it the Spearco core that we use for the new MP Intercoolers. Tubes are flush for better air flow and there are many more fins to transfer heat. And despite the fewer tubes on the Spearco core, it has about 1 sq-in larger flow area. The stock intercooler has ~3.2 sq-in and the Spearco core has 4.12 sq-in.



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wow thats quite the difference...
Does mp have the piping for the intercooler yet?
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Does mp have the piping for the intercooler yet?
Yep, we have the newer pipes to upgrade the NG900 stock intercooler. They will be available at no extra cost.
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And how about the style you have, the one that fits right up into the opening, is this model available yet?
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