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Old 09-30-2009, 07:19 PM
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how much power is gained from a intercooler on obs

i have a 96 250 with intake exhaust TS chip and stage 1 injectors. i'm about to put a 99 intercooler on it and was just trying to figure out what knd of gains to expect... or loses? any ideas? also i've been thinkin about doing the 1.00 a/r housing but i'm afraid i'll lose top end power. is there any truth to that??
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:39 PM
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from what i understand not much if any power gains. the only way you'll feel a difference is because you'll be able to stay on the pedal longer cause your egt's will be lower. but ill find out shortly i plan on installing my IC next month
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:46 PM
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yeah, the intercooler itself as an upgrade wont give you much, your air charge will be a bit cooler which will give a bit more power, but like Powerstroke095 said, its more what you can do as a result of the intercooler.
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Its not really a power adder, more of a supporting mod to ensure your egts dont get out of control and one I would highly suggest
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Agree with the above. As far as a power adder... you will actually lose a few lbs. of boost after the install.
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Agree with the above. As far as a power adder... you will actually lose a few lbs. of boost after the install.
I don't agree with this 100%.
You will loose boost, that's proven.
But the air you're pushing into the motor is now much more dense because it is cooler, so you get better burn. You should not loose any power becasue of this.

Whoa...Dude you changed your post...

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As already stated add the IC to lower EGT's not for more power.

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ok thanks guys. i'm doing the intercooler more for the egts i was just wondering if it would give me a noticable power difference but i guess not. any thoughts on the 1.00 exhaust housing???
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:27 AM
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oh yea, and will stock superduty piping fit on a obs and if not how hard is it to modify and make it fit??
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Larger than stock injectors you want to keep the oem 1.15 housing. If you never plan to upgrade injectors then a 1.0 will work well. But you want to keep your old housing and put back on if/when you go to Stage-1.

I have heard that some guys made the SD pipes work as is, others have to cut and re-weld 1 or 2 spots I think. Depends exactly how you mount the cooler as to the exact location of that the pipes will meet it.
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