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Old 04-05-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Water Cooled Turbo?

Tom, I'm in the market for a turbo after I take my wife to hawaii (gotta do whatcha gotta do to get what you want, right?). Was looking at a Vortech, but after your video, of the turbo svt, I like your kit all of a sudden lol. My question is, do you have a air to water intercooler for your turbo? the average temp here in phx is 105-115 during the summer, and you lose a shitload of boost in that environment. In fact, my old mustang with a non intercooled vortech measured 175 degree intake temps here!! If you don't have one, I may have to go vortech cuz they have the "power cooler."

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Old 04-06-2005, 12:14 AM   #2
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Keep in mind that a air to water is cooled by that 105 to 115 water , it is a bad misconseption that air to water coolers cool better but in fact there cooled by the same temp that a air to air is

I would say install the turbo and a water meth kit , this would cool the charge better than anything

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Tom. But having some sort of cooler is must, right? I saw your non-intercooled kit, which is affordable. But I know turbos run hotter than superchargers, due to exhaust gasses running the turbine, with combination of engine bay heat. i just wanna make sure my car doesn't lose too much boost during the summers here. I lost about 4lbs of boost during the summer in my mustang.
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I have done both on the Focus Turbo and SC and i cannot say that the turbo runs hotter intake temp

No with the water meth for your temp i would geuss it would work as good maybe better . I would install 2 nozzles one at the turbo one at the TB and i thing that would work very well with the STG1 kit or the full kit and the air to air and a water meth

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Oh, you can use a meth injection without an intercooler? how much does that cost? If I can just get the stage 1 kit with meth injection for a lot less that intercooler, that would be the way to go!
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Keep in mind that the STG1 is still limited in HP because of no cooler but still out HP/TQ any SC on the market

McNews has a good deal on the snow water/meth kits

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I just want to add Tom, that the "power cooler" with the vortech kit allows you to dump ice water in the tank. Big mouth on it for ice!
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True, but where you live the ice won't last long......
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Yes but then the small power cooler raidiator would then act like a cool exchanger, I would say the ice would last about 3 to 5 Min in 90Deg temp if that long

Where water Meth 40/60 would help a lot all the time in what ever temp

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what is this video that he was talking about?? I would like to see it
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