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Old 09-23-2007, 07:00 PM
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which would be better water methanol injection or an aftermarket intercooler? which would be more effective at lowering egts besides the fact that the intercooler cost alot more what are the down sides if any to either
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:03 PM
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In the long run, the IC is cheaper. You have to refill the water/meth periodically and you have to make sure your measurements of the mix is correct. I would do both....if I had the money.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:06 PM
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6.0 intercooler for 150 bucks and then do the meth... you'll notice the biggest difference in EGT's while towing... daily driving you'll barely notice a difference w/ the I/C.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:07 PM
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i would do the IC first only because im a strong believer that you should do everything to the engine first before adding drugs of any kind....
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:13 PM
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im lookin for away to lower my egts cuz i can very easily hit 1300 or more with my chip all the way up im fixin to put on a 4in. down pipe so ithink that will help. i thought about a 6.0 intercooler and i read all the right ups on it and it seemed like to much work abunch of adapters and cuting intercooler tubes. i dont do a lot of towing just my four wheeler. i want to start doim sled pulling and tug o war with my truck
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:31 PM
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The I/C swap isn't hard... get the correct size I/C boots and it's pretty much drop in!
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:17 AM
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which would be better water methanol injection or an aftermarket intercooler? which would be more effective at lowering egts besides the fact that the intercooler cost alot more what are the down sides if any to either

I would do the intercooler first. It will lower your egt's all the time, unlike the water meth. There's really no downside to a larger intercooler other than like what you said, the initial cost. Water meth- If you have a malfunction it can hydrolock your engine, or if you get too much meth in it you can pop a headgasket.
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I cant say this enough... DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A 6.0 IC... I saw less then a 50 degree drop empty... Get a Sperco... Then you can play with the water meth...
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