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Old 01-09-2013, 04:45 PM
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Intercooler pipe cooling fins

Hey I've been thinking about this for a while now and well I bought a fixed project truck for a hell of a deal and I'm in the process of fixing it.

Right now I have the front end off and top end is being torn down as far as the fuel bowl, turbo, down pipe, intake y bridge or "spider". At this time I figured why not upgrade while there so I'm going with an efuel set up, adding a coolant filter setup, possibly changing out the turbo, going 3" downpipe, possibly changing out the up pipes to larger diameter if it's needed or even worth the effort, adding an intercooler and early 99 intake y bridge or "spider" from CFM+(it's 2 piece composite so less heat sink into the intake and separated from the hot charge air tube), and making. Y own intercooler tubes and CIA.

My questions to y'all are is the up pipe change worth the effort and money but the biggest question is...

Intercooler piping cooling fins or "heat sinks" do y'all think they are worth it? I was figuring this method of added cooling is used in the diff covers and trans pans so why could the same heat transfer take place on the hot side charge tube. Only reason I can think of that it wouldn't work is cause the velocity of the air is too fast for it to take effect. The cold air box and cold side charge tube as well as the intake bride are going to be wrapped in the gold reflective material cause it's the best as it reflects like 80% of the heat from getting by.

Let me know your thoughts on the cooling fins cause I've always been curious. Also add to the upgrade list tht I can do relatively on a budget while there keeping in mind I'm going efuel so doesn't that eliminate the bb trick and IDM mod or what ever it is.

Thanks in advance
James
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:11 PM
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I don't think the fins are going to make much, if any, difference. The total surface area is too small (and the velocity probably too high as you mentioned). That's the reason for a big intercooler! Cheers!
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eliminate the bb trick and IDM mod or what ever it is.

Thanks in advance
James
Yes and No, 2 different things. IDM mod requires changing out an internal resistor to up the output voltage
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Cool that's what I figured on the cooling fins as to why it's never been done.

As far as the fuel questions with efuel I don't need the bb mod bu the IDM mod will still work
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IDM is its own animal
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HAHAHA cool IDM mod will still work if ive read that right, i appreciate it bub.
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