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Old 01-31-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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Just thought I would drum up everyones opinions of this "diffrent" concept of a water to air intercooler for the WRX.

The only one that I have seen advertised for sale is from G-Factor found here.G-Factor Intercooler About 3/4 down the page.

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The Gfactor liquid intercooling can reduce temps lower than outside ambient air can. This system has proven be keep charge temps at more than 30 degree's below and air to air intercooler. This Liquid cooling system is also more consistent in regulating a set temp, which to base the engine tune from. Our system has a sophisticated self contained system, consisting of : front mount condensor heat exchange radiator which to remove initial heat, a capacity container with a special cooling junction to bring temps down even lower, a circulation pump, and of course the top mount liquid cooled intercooler core. We don't do the air to air front mount, because we don't want more boost lag on the street, a power big loss under 4000 rpms, an overheating and over blocked radiator, or to lose the fog lights. Besides, in Vegas where temps are 115degree's with no humidity in summer, our air is not going to cool as much.

Pro's/Con's anyone? Has anyone in here tried this thing. If so what did we think?

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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a water sprayer kit is a good thing for a intercooled vehicle. It will add some hp and some piece mind.
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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I know what a water sprayer kit will do to a Air to Air intercooler. This is actually an intercooler that cools down the post turbo air with the engine coolant insted of out side air being forced through it.

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"Amazing enough is a Subaru in the tight hands of an adrenalized driver. Thanks to it's turbocharged flat-four engine putting down 227 horspower, full time four-wheel drive and well tuned suspension, the WRX is already a robust package. The general consensus knows that you already can conquer accomplished steeds, such as the Mustang, S2000 Honda, Porsche Boxster, BMW 3 series, Audi a4, Audi s4, Jaguar x-type, vw's. Imagine now operating a Subaru more capable, able to deal with adversary acceleration forces, like that of a Porsche Turbo, Viper, Ferrari, Lotus, C32 Amg. Obstacles in life require a plan of attack and so does our well managed program of upgrades. Pound for pound, this may just be the most rewarding invitation to a huge smile. The wonderful hardware is available in a stage by stage progression, and our procedures remain simple. Gfactor power will expand your horizons, and deliver tremendous power to battle off yet another pompous, egotistical exotic sportcar driver. Are you ready to develop your new perspective, beyond the mainstream?"

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Subaru actally made one too. For the ej20. It came on the legacy RSs overseas. Put this hardware in and upgrade the radiator for it upfront and people ahve had good luck with them.
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If it all fit and worked like it came form the factory, I'd be all over it.
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i was stay far awayfrom that website. sooo much mis-information there
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Old 02-01-2004, 05:16 PM   #8
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A Water to air intercooler will remove more heat from the intake air than a ait to air.

Most people don't go for the water to air as it involves many more parts, additional radiator to cool the water, a pump to circulate the water and coolent lines and wiring for pump.. in essence you are adding a 2nd cooling system, as it does not use existing radiator water/pump,ect...

That said, the water to air was stock on my 91 GMC Syclone, and has been a trouble free system for last 9 years.. If you look at pictures of many 6-8 sec turbo funny cars you will see many use water to air systems..same is true for Bonnville top speed cars, where they will also add a large ice chest to hold dry ice and water..
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