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Old 11-30-2011, 02:54 PM   #25
FellowTraveller
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Originally Posted by Snow Drift View Post
Plastic disapates heat better (the point of an intercooler) and it keeps production costs down (cheaper MSRP for us). If you turn up boost enough to blow the plastic sides, then you were going to upgrade anyway.
Plastic disspiates heat better than what?

They make heatsinks out of aluminum, copper or even steel for a reason. The thermal conductivity of plastic is way below metal.

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