Building a towing monster, intercooler or turbo?
My 2006 just ran out of warranty, and as I always said, It is time to bulletproof her. I have ran water and oil filters since day one, ELC, and EGT programed off, and she only has 29k miles. I have her apart and am installing the standard bulletproof mods, my goal is for towing heavy and reliability, I could give two shi#$ about what my drag strip times would be. The problems I have had in the past have been with high engine temps pulling my 40' toyhauler, with boat in tow, in the NV/UT heat. So engine temps/cooling is my primary concern.
I have already compiled and am installing:
Gogo stage 1 intake and Egr delete
new up pipe
SCT, Standpipes, Turbo feed/drain etc (yes, got an oil cooler even though mine is fine, you all talked me into replacing it! lol)
I have always ran a custom tow tune, and will continue to do so.
My Question, I have a little money left over, would my $1100 be better spent on a powermax or a banks Intercooler kit? they are both about the same price.
I am leaning towards the intercooler kit as of right now, I am thinking that combined with the gogo will bring a dramatic increase in amount, and decrease the temp of the air going in. Based on the fact I dont necessarily need more power, I think this is a better way to go then the powermax. I understand the powermax can push more air, and provide more power, but I dont think that will help my high temps any, just maybe give me more power, and I don't necessarly need more power. Well anyway, you guys usually offer great insight, so let me know your opinion.
..and by high temps, I mean when im pulling rolling canyons and uphill grades in UT & NV in 115 degree temps, my EOT and ECTs can be difficult to keep in check, so my end goal, is to build a motor that is bulletproof, reliable, and stays cool
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Last edited by jetjock15; 02-21-2012 at 07:10 PM.