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Bigger intercooler or methanol/water injection?

What's the best way for cooling off EGT's. I love towing with Innovatives tunes, but I sure don't like the temps. Help me decide my next purchase. Meth/water injection or bigger I/C?

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IMO if your gonna be towing alot, im assuming you do, i would get the I/C for the shear fact its "always on" cooling down air, and you don't have another tank to feed like you would with the water/meth which you would have to also turn on and off when not needed. I think IC would be cheaper in the long wrong and better for you. just my .02

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yeah i say the intercooler its more moneys but it will always be there like goolsbymd butlater wen u ewwant to u could get a water /meth inj but intercooler we be the best right now


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IMO if your gonna be towing alot, im assuming you do, i would get the I/C for the shear fact its "always on" cooling down air, and you don't have another tank to feed like you would with the water/meth which you would have to also turn on and off when not needed. I think IC would be cheaper in the long wrong and better for you. just my .02


The only other thing you might consider though is if your egt's are usually in your desired range and only peaking at times the SnowIII (and prob others but I'm familiar w/ Snow) can be set to inject based on temps/boost. However as said above, for more consistent, "always on" cooling the IC will be your best bet in the long-term.

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I agree with them the IC will be your best bet

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Go with the IC. That is what I did and love it. I used to watch the EGTs like a hawk. But now I have peace of mind knowing that when it hits around 1250 it will stay there for a second and then drop back down to around 1000.

Do yourself a favor and get the Spearco IC.

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Thank's for all the replies. My EGT's are fine unless I'm pulling a hill. I'd prefer to have a bigger I/C over the injection, but not if the methanol injection is gonna do a better job of cooling off my temps on hill climbs. Anyone have any before and after EGT's after installing meth/water injection or a bigger intercooler?

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Yea I would peg 1300 degrees in about two seconds of full throttle acceleration. Now with the IC it hits 1250 and then goes back down.

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Go with the IC. That is what I did and love it. I used to watch the EGTs like a hawk. But now I have peace of mind knowing that when it hits around 1250 it will stay there for a second and then drop back down to around 1000.

Do yourself a favor and get the Spearco IC.

What about the Banks Techni-Cooler intercooler kit, has anyone used this yet and seen results it comes with a highflow elbow as well.


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