Replacement intercoolers? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jenks, OK
Posts: 352
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Replacement intercoolers?

It's looking like one of the end tanks on my factory intercooler may be cracked and if so I'll have to purchase a new intercooler. Has anyone used the Mishimoto intercoolers? Are there any other decent brands that aren't made out of unobtanium like the ones from Banks?

Here's the one from Mishimoto (and I have bought parts from this website before):

Here's another one, generic:

At least they are both all aluminum, no crap plastic end tanks. Look to match the factory size, shape, mounting, etc.

2005 CCSB 4x4 6.0L Harley
8" ProComp lift, 20" Rockstars, 37" Nittos, Fox Reservoir Shocks, Dual Fox stabilizers, 2008 Tailgate with camera, 4" Straight Piped (no muffs, no kitties), Nerfs, Lights, X3 tuned by IDP, CTS, Optima Red Tops, Line-X, AutoPage

code.mafia is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 08:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Newellton, LA
Posts: 1,249
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have seen a lot of people on here using the Spearco intercoolers.

2012 F250 Lariat CCSB FX4, Gooseneck and 5th wheel prep package, H&S Minimaxx, 5" AFE SS straight pipe, EGR delete with factory EGT sensor, 35" Toyo MT's on stock rims, and Bilstein 5160 shocks.
thomaslord84 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 10:08 AM
All-Right Hauling & Trans

TurboMustang370's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 08690
Posts: 1,437
Thanks: 21
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a Bank's on my truck but I've also heard of folks using Spearcos.

All-Right Hauling & Transport
2004 Ford F-350 XLT Dually: crew cab, 8' box, Sinister Mfg. EGR delete, NUC/Amsoil by-pass oil filter, DC Power 185 w/ FICM Repair's full wiring kit, Diamond Eye exhaust, Techni-Cooler, SCT/Gearheads tuning, Edge Insight CTS w/ EAS EGT & FP, Tekonsha Prodigy P3, Line-X and B&W turnover gooseneck.
TurboMustang370 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 10:53 AM
Premium Member
Arctic Fox's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stockbridge, Mi.
Posts: 798
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
I've heard Mishimoto are pretty good.

The Spearco are top quality and top price.

BD Diesel has one also

Not sure on your 2nd link for the "OEM", if it's all aluminum it's not OEM, cause the oem have the plastic tanks

I think the Mishimoto is the lowest cost for all aluminum

2006 F-450 XLT 4x4 Auto 4.30L Alcoa 19.5" 16,000 GVWR
Kelderman 4-Link/4-Bag Rear Suspension, Lariat Seats, '08 Console, '11 Mirrors, CTS, SCT X3
ARP's w/OEM HG, BPD 6ph FICM @ 58v, BPD Oil Cooler w/stat, Ported Intake, 185 amp Alt
P-Max w/WPE billet wheel, Spearco IC, 4" Banks Exhaust, Shell T6, Zerex EC-1, Oil bypass filter

50,000 miles
Arctic Fox is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 11:06 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Java's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rio Hondo, Texas
Posts: 2,395
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have Banks in my truck it it runs good.

2011 6.7 F350 - Dads
2009 6.4 F350 - Brothers
2007 6.0 F350 - Mine
1997 7.3 F250 - Farm Truck
Java is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 11:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Lbs's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lafayette, La
Posts: 765
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mishimoto is great, plus they have a lifetime warranty. I run em in mine.

2006 F-250 PSD King Ranch ccsb FX4 - 14" Lift w/ TGC 4-Link, Fox 2.0 Resi's, ARP's, EGR deleted, Cat ELC, Mishimoto Radiator/Intercooler, 4" TB exhaust/6" Tip, SCT w/ IDP & Gearhead Tunes, MO962's w/ 43" Goodyears

Rock Crawler/Trails Rig: 94 Jeep YJ - 12" lift, 1 tons, LS1, 40" boggers... F&R 4-link, coilovers and a 4BT soon

Lbs is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-31-2011, 03:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Turbostang500's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dover
Posts: 1,634
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The way i see some of the first turbo companies are they still hold onto the idea that it is voodoo ****.

As long as it has a bar and plate core and your not looking for absolutely every. 25 hp it should be just fine.
I am running an ic from cxracing on my mustang and it cools just as good as a spearco and was 120 bucks.
Spearco does make some good stuff dont get me wrong but unless you are building a pulling truck or drag truck i dont think they are worth the money.


2000 F250 PSD SCSB 4X4 418k miles straight pipe gauges 2" leveling kit 315/75r16's
6637 with custom intake pipe. TS Performance 6 position chip!

Please don't confuse my attitude with my personality.. my personality is who I am,my attitude depends on who you are...
Turbostang500 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome