12-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marysville, Wa
2013 WRX Limited
Originally Posted by prohobo
My wife has a WRX and she is also fairly well verse in car stuff (she follows F1 and the WRC) and knows the difference between a turbo and a supercharger. So when she bought her WRX, she pretty much had a solid handle on what she was getting into and what she didn't know - she learned, because she once told me - she hates to be ignorant about anything she is involved with.
So she comes home and tells me this dude at the gas station, driving a mustang, was trying to chat with her but also put down her car.
He said, "Nice looking hood scoop, is that for looks?" I assume he thought she didn't know anything.
She said, "No - it's to force air over the intercooler, to cool down the air heading into the turbo!".
She told me that he had a puzzled look on his face. Like he was shocked and had no idea what she was talking about.
She then said, "You DO know what a intercooler and turbo is, don't you?"
She told me his buddy in the passenger seat yelled, "SLAM! You just got punked by that chick!"
He was pissed and drove off.
It cools the air leaving the Turbo...