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05-30-2012 09:01 AM
1turbofocus Air is going to take the path of least resistance the more air you can MAKE go through the intercooler the cooler the air charge will be

Intercooler size also plays a big role in this but most important is the amount of air throuh the cooler vs going around the cooler

Tom
05-29-2012 09:14 PM
sutyak
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Originally Posted by oknvragain View Post
Thats what I was looking for. I ended up making a heat shield for my alternator to fix the problem with the rear bearings failing. The real test will be the next couple months as the Texas heat is starting to climb. The back of the alternator went from 300 degrees F plus to 124 degrees after a 20 min hwy drive.

i'd like to cut the bottom of the bumper out a little to open up the bottom 3 1/2 fins on the intercooler. Though I don't want it to look horrible. What did you use to finish off the edges. Your turned out great.
It's just cheap, black plastic, self-adhesive auto door protective trim but it worked just fine.
After about a year a thin layer of clear plastic will flake off, and when it does all off it basically brushes off. Still shiny black underneath.

Nice job zeroing in on the issue and making a shield for the alternator.
05-29-2012 08:10 PM
oknvragain
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You have probably figured this out by now, but here is what I did to help intake temps. Results on post #10 and more pictures around post #20.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/general-forced-induction/237554-opened-up-bumper-fmic.html
Thats what I was looking for. I ended up making a heat shield for my alternator to fix the problem with the rear bearings failing. The real test will be the next couple months as the Texas heat is starting to climb. The back of the alternator went from 300 degrees F plus to 124 degrees after a 20 min hwy drive.

i'd like to cut the bottom of the bumper out a little to open up the bottom 3 1/2 fins on the intercooler. Though I don't want it to look horrible. What did you use to finish off the edges. Your turned out great.
05-29-2012 06:50 AM
sutyak You have probably figured this out by now, but here is what I did to help intake temps. Results on post #10 and more pictures around post #20.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=237554
08-19-2011 02:31 PM
Dr3K0 This
http://www.coolingmist.com/detailmai...id=CMGSSystemx
08-15-2011 12:04 PM
Roushturboedzx3
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Originally Posted by Mave View Post
Any ideas where to get a good turbo blanket. I melted a couple power wires off of my battery.
PTPturboblanket.com there blankets are awesome
08-15-2011 08:32 AM
ZXthrizzle05 What about throwing some header wrap on the turbo mani?
08-12-2011 12:51 PM
UnFocusedST Any ideas where to get a good turbo blanket. I melted a couple power wires off of my battery.
08-11-2011 08:51 PM
QR25DE_SpecV Yeah, a stock Subaru.
08-11-2011 08:32 PM
oknvragain Does anyone have any pics of an intercooler that has had duct work?
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