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Old 08-11-2011, 02:29 PM   #10
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Do none of you guys pay attention to the things I've done.....?????

The easiest and cheapest way to make it more efficient is to make a couple of pieces to direct more air through it.

I took a single piece of aluminum that was the same length as the radiator support bracket, bent it down and made a small scoop out of it that barely stuck out below the lip on the front of the car and used it to basically ram more air through the IC, radiator and condensor.

It dropped my IAT to ambient temps and the car (with a 180* T-stat) ran around 170* while going down the highway on a 100* day with 90% humidity.

Basically any thing you can do to make air go through the IC instead of around it will make it work better.... most race cars box in their IC's/Rad's to get maximum cooling.
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