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Need some good intercooler advise

Well, the old grey mare ain't what she used to be, as of about 15 hours ago she met a 1000 lb. cow at 60mph and lets just say nothing after that was pretty anymore in the front!!! So my question is since the oem stuff is destroyed, now would be the time to upgrade to a better intercooler, but which one and at what price. I'm hoping to get some kind of allowance for some of the aftermarket items that had been done and if i can sell my insurance that a aftermarket cooler might be less expensive than the oem, we both will be happy. Thanks for any help.
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No Limit, AFE, or Spearco. They are all quality intercoolers. Price will be the only major difference in them.

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I really like BD diesels intercooler.

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When i get an intercooler i will probably go with banks.

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We have had great luck with the AFE and Banks coolers, both are top notch and will get the job done.


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They got her in the shop late afternoon yesterday. Man, that heffer tore up a lot of stuff. The service guy said they are hoping there isn't damage to the engine, it folded one of the ait intake tubes like a dishrag. Should know more today. The left headlight assembly was completely ripped out upon impact, so i'm looking to replace those with a set of projector headlights, I WANT AS MUCH LIGHT ON THE ROAD AS POSSABLE THIS TIME, the xenon's were good, but not as good as the wifes mercedes were. Any suggestions?
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I just picked up a Banks Intercooler so ill let ya know how its works this weekend


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We are doing an install with an AFE cooler this week, let me know if youd like some pics etc.


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Banks is fairly easy to install
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