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Old 03-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Freezing my intercooler instantly

I am planning on taking my car to the drag strip and I was wondering if it was a good idea to freeze my topmount before runs with the instant freezing spray they use for electronic parts. I.know people have used ice bags but I'm curious if anyone has ever freeze sprayed theirs because I don't want to have a melting bag of ice in my car. I posted a link of the spray so everyone knows what I'm talking about. I was thinking that or spraying my tmic with nitrogen or CO2 with the paintball gun tanks. I just want something portable and not.have to get an intercooler spray kit because it's not worth it in my opinion when I can do this haha

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Seriously! Why pay for something designed to do what you want, when you can rig up an ineffective, wasteful, and potentially dangerous ghetto version?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Why not start with wrapping all of your exhaust components to avoid heat soak? Better yet, why not just throw a meth kit in there?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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Would it help? Sure. Would it help much? No. The problem is that there isn't enough thermal mass there that it's going to keep things cool. This is essentially what putting meth into the intake does. So if you really want to do this, have the cold spray hooked up to spray into the intake charge. It will likely get you an additional 3ms off your 1/4 mile time, however the added weight of the cold spray can will lose you 10ms on your time.

Dry ice is better, packed around the intercooler/intake piping. It doesn't leak into a liquid like ice. A really scummy way to win against someone running ice is to wave at the track officials and tell them that you're leaking fuel. You get DQ'd and they win. Dry ice doesn't do this.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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I already do have meth kit I'm about to throw on and the heat barriers, I know the gains wouldnt be noticeable if even existant except on a butt dyno. I know people install co2 and nitrous spray kits for a few hundred dollars to do pretty much the same thing. It seems like something new that it would be worth a try for gits and shiggles.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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I used to run meth both through the intake and sprayed on the intercooler. When sprayed on the intercooler the liquid which evaporates faster than water just helps a little by making the heat transfer faster basically making the car think its got a bigger intercooler. when on the dyno or track I'd use 100% meth but otherwise i'd use windshield washer fluid, it is just water/meth mix and if you get it to like -30F it is pretty high concentration and waaaaay cheaper than buying meth from a shop. On a hot day without meth I'd see 140+ deg F intake temps, with the meth in the intake it would be down to pretty much ambient, and if I sprayed the intercooler I could get another 5 deg or so.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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Id say a pretty easy way to get a cheap extra few deg of cooling would be to run the lines from your windshield sprayer to just spray the intercooler, would be cheap and easy.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #8
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**** just give it a try, you'll never really know otherwise.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #9
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Use liquid nitrogen, it will really cool down the metal a lot. And don't worry about the metal fatiguing or cracking. It's metal!! It's strong!!

If you don't wrap your pipes and mitigate heat soak, any cooling you do right before the run will be gone before the lights turn yellow. That's kind of the point of a spray that works while you're driving, so you get the instantaneous cooling. So I guess if you rigged up a few bottles like that. Then you could have a laptop in your passenger seat that says "DANGER TO MANIFOLD!!" as you spray, right before your floor board drops out for no reason...
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #10
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Use a fire extinguisher. They used it to chill a 6-pack on myth busters.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #11
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or you could just sell some sr20 race motors, I hear they pull a premium right before race wars.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #12
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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I like the fire extinguisher idea.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #14
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whatever. ill just tape ice cubes to my tmic
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Remember to use lots of duct tape. you don't want ice cubes coming loose at those new top speeds you'll be hitting down the quarter.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:25 PM   #16
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Any really effective intercooler cooling trick will require specific tuning for that affect. Do you ever hear of anyone getting their car road tuned in Canada in January and then running that tune in Phoenix in August....think that through.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #17
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Do that and you'll be lucky you don't blow the weld off your intake
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #18
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Two better solutions: drink some Coors Light or bring along Ice Cube

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #19
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... I'm not sure what to say here, but I laughed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:09 AM   #20
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**** just give it a try, you'll never really know otherwise.
yeah....why not
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:11 AM   #21
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Use a fire extinguisher. They used it to chill a 6-pack on myth busters.
we usta do that at a place i worked years ago....works great
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:24 AM   #22
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Why not go Front mount?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:07 AM   #23
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Take a computer keyboard duster can and invert it and spray it onto the IC.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #24
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Don't waste your time.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #25
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You would be more beneficial by spending your time removing rear seats, spare tire, and finding some excellent fuel.


bring ice bags
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