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post #1 of 11 Old 02-10-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Insulating Intercooler tubes

I have an idea I think will work. I am thinking of insulating my intercooler tubes. Why well because of the amount of heat in the engine compartment. I thought this would keep the air in the tubes cooler. There for making it more dense. Thus help creating more HP. I would like your opinions on this.


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Well the flip side is you live in michigan and its cold here! So you will be insulating the cold out

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it sounds like it would help.. but how much of a HP gain.. most likely not to much of a noticeable gain though... but it won't hurt to see the different in egt's if there is any at all...

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Well the flip side is you live in michigan and its cold here! So you will be insulating the cold out
I understand that. But I am thinking in the summer. Also the intercooler tubes run basically right over the exhaust manifolds. So that is extra heat being added to the tubes. That is why I am thinking insulating them would be benifitial.


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Under hood temperatures at speed are only a few degree's above ambient.

There would be no SOTP difference and 10-20 degree's at take off would be negligable - that's why we have intercoolers.

A good idea would be to SUPER cool the tubes or I/C with some other substance but then you start running into cost effectiveness...

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It is just a thought. I have not bought any material to do this yet. I thought I would ask the question before I buy material and then find out I wasted money on something I could have used somewhere else. If you know what I mean.


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Its a good idea, but like Marty says its probobly not worth it for a hp benefit, but might be an under hood bling thing for the chicks

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Its a good idea, but like Marty says its probobly not worth it for a hp benefit, but might be an under hood bling thing for the chicks
I don't think my wife would like that explanation. For the reason why I would do something like this.


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HaHaHa well tell her its a guy thing she wouldn't understand!

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