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Old 04-28-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hi,

I in no way want to do this, but a friend brought up a good question


putting a intercooler on a N/A car.

It would be a better way to get colder air directly to the intake. right?






remember i in no way want to do this
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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hahaha the honda kids do this...saw it on an integra....probably wont do ****.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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The coldest possible intake temp will be ambient...i.e., Cold air intake. And the intercooler is designed to cool charge air temps from about 300 degrees to around 130 or so. yes, its the honda trend to have intercoolers without the turbo and rusty hoods.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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The problem with this approach is that the volume of air is far more important than the temp. of the air for NA applications. NA air isn't under any sort of pressure so it's not going to be "hot". The intercooler restricts the flow of the air and will arguably reduce horsepower. It's the same logic with why people remove all the resonators and convoluted piping of the factory intake to put a single pipe running from the filter/MAF directly to the TB. Bottomline, putting an intercooler on an NA car is just plain rice.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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^^What he said. Sounds like an expensive silencer to me.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:41 AM   #6
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haha, ya kinda what i figured. it seemed like such a stupid question when he brought it up, but i didnt have a solid answer for why it wouldnt work, just for how dumb you would look when its not connected to a turbo.


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Old 04-28-2009, 12:19 PM   #7
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could connect 3 electric powered ebay turbos in line with eachother on one side to ram air though the intercooler!!!!

powered by ebay decals are a must too
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I have seen this advertised in magazines, its the newest way to rice out your car. Although the logic of cooling the air would assist in making power, the amount of restriction in the core would negate any gains from the colder air temps, and thus you'd have a net loss.

On the other hand, include this with your intercooler and you'd be all set.

Website in case your friend is interested!
http://www.electricsupercharger.com/products.html
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:28 PM   #9
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could connect 3 electric powered ebay turbos in line with eachother on one side to ram air though the intercooler!!!!

powered by ebay decals are a must too
Hahaha... damn you said it first, I was trying to get the post up quickly!
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lol you would "cool" the air you're sucking in with the air you're sucking in......and it's all the same air at the same temperature.....awesome!


you need new friends lol
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you right i do need new friends

haha, im going to order the tripple stacked electric ebay turbos for his birthday, and then plaster his vehicle with 'powered by ebay electric turbo' decals


it wis either that or a snuggy
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Seems like a giant waste of money to me.
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Seems like a giant waste of money to me.

thanks, i didnt realize me asking a question about something i dont plan on doing was a waste of money...

i think you missed the point of my post
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