Intercooler suggestions for B16 turbo track car

 
Old 04-23-2014, 01:45 PM
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Hey all, would appreciate opinions from the more experienced folks. I need to get an intercooler for my track car.

It's a B16 that'll be roughly 380-400 whp. I'm using a Garrett 57 trim 63 AR turbo (~50 lb/min) and 2.5 intercooler piping.

After going through many many pages of the "let's talk intercoolers" thread I think a treadstone TR8 is about the right fit for my application. 2.5 inlet / outlet, it'll fit in the front without issue and it's rated at 750 cfm which is higher than my turbo can go. It's a bar / plate type IC and it's definitely in my budget at ~280 bucks.

If this is the wrong size for my setup or there are better options below my 350 dollar budget please help me out.
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Get one that is rated for the horsepower. Not that hard.
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I learned a bunch from yer post grumble sarcasm

I guess I'm just concerned more about if the tr8 is actually a "500 hp" intercooler. It seemed like some people in the other thread "maxed out" the Intercooler before they hit what it is rated for.

Just wanted to know if anyone with about 400 hp uses a treadstone or tracks with a boosted car that has seen any benefit to getting a slightly bigger intercooler.
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Originally Posted by rvn2svn View Post
I learned a bunch from yer post grumble sarcasm

I guess I'm just concerned more about if the tr8 is actually a "500 hp" intercooler. It seemed like some people in the other thread "maxed out" the Intercooler before they hit what it is rated for.

Just wanted to know if anyone with about 400 hp uses a treadstone or tracks with a boosted car that has seen any benefit to getting a slightly bigger intercooler.
I use the Vibrant 550HP intercooler. When my car was running, I was at 400 plus HP and never had any problems. Also the Vibrant intercooler is priced less than the Treadstone one your talking about. I believe its part #12810 and priced about 50 less.
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sg like 30X15X5 would be ok
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sg like 30X15X5 would be ok
I like this plan. You think I can just JB weld 3 cores together?

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Get a Garrett core intercooler. They are extremely dense interns of fin count. They are the best ones.
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Get a Garrett core intercooler. They are extremely dense interns of fin count. They are the best ones.
Originally Posted by rvn2svn View Post
Hey all, would appreciate opinions from the more experienced folks. I need to get an intercooler for my track car.

After going through many many pages of the "let's talk intercoolers" thread 'I made a major mistake in deciding what's best for' my application. 2.5 inlet / outlet, it'll fit in the front without issue and it's improperly rated for a particular CFM which is higher than my turbo can go.
I would have hoped he had seen that in the pages of "Discussion: Let's talk intercoolers" section. But it seems as though he hasn't done that yet, so we have to let him figure it out on his own. But I do wish him luck.
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Edited *Plz let this thread die or delete it mods*

Ok, thanks. It's not necessary to go bigger. Looks like I skimmed too fast through that thread found exactly what I needed to know.


I think I may have done some math wrong too. 50 lb /min is right about 620 cfm correct?

50 lb/min x .0807 = 620 cfm

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