Practicality of aftermarket intercooler - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 11-04-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ajordan6337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Practicality of aftermarket intercooler

Recently I hit a deer and he put a hole in my intercooler in addition to about 1000$ of damage underneath as well as a bumper and grille. I tried braising it and it still leaks just not as much. When looking at these intercoolers idk what the difference is between spearco banks and afe vs stock. If anyone knows the answer to this please tell me.

08 F-250, 6.4, King Ranch, captains, ccsb, 8 inch rough country, 37's on 22' monsters, volant intake, sct livewire innovative tunes, 5 inch turbo back flo pro, top gunz customs control arms, Iron bull

07 Mustang, GT/CS, LT's, Custom 3inch Straight Pipes, 20 inch Razors, Spector

11 F-450, 6.7
ajordan6337 is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 11-04-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ajordan6337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

08 F-250, 6.4, King Ranch, captains, ccsb, 8 inch rough country, 37's on 22' monsters, volant intake, sct livewire innovative tunes, 5 inch turbo back flo pro, top gunz customs control arms, Iron bull

07 Mustang, GT/CS, LT's, Custom 3inch Straight Pipes, 20 inch Razors, Spector

11 F-450, 6.7
ajordan6337 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-04-2013, 07:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
F450Harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rancho C. CA
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Damn. Sorry that happened.
If you decide to go with an OEM intercooler I got one with 14K miles on it. I will let it go for $500.00 plus S&H. Im in SO Cal.

Title on hand like always
F450Harley is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 11-05-2013, 07:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Capt dong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,148
Thanks: 8
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I did a comparison of most if not all aftermarket intercoolers offered for the 6.4. They were all pretty similar. I liked the numbers, specs, and testing done to the aFe so I bought one.

Daily driving- it'll give you noticeable low end gain. My EGTs were pretty low so not much change.

Towing heavy- EGTs never got over *1100 degrees towing 15k lbs.

Race- I don't race much or make WOT runs so I really can't tell a difference. I think some guys with bigger turbos have them and some don't.

Doesn't seem that practical nor biggest bang for your buck. However nothing wrong with running your engine a little cooler.

08 F250 KR
08 F250 XL
Capt dong is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Howell
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
In all honesty I talk to a guy from up here in the mitten a bunch you guys have probably saw his red 6.4 around the interweb hes making 1101hp and 2002tq and still has his stock intercooler said its not worth the money to upgrade so I mean the guy has 30k into his motor and if that guy says you dont need it haha then I dont think its worth it his truck runs an 11.6 iirc

Truckless

Last edited by Garett742; 11-06-2013 at 09:09 PM.
Garett742 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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