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Lightbulb Let's talk about IC heat soak?

OK, we all know heat soak in the intercooler after the car sits for a while robs your engine of precious HP until it cools down again.

So what are some of the solutions people have been using to minimise heat soak in these top-mount IC's?

The only thing I can think of is a water spray kit, or perhaps even two large fans beneath the intercooler which periodically turns on to provide constant airflow through the core?

I find it a bit of a pain having to wait ~10min for the inlet air temps to drop before I can start applying some serious throttle

I've read that the WRX guys tilt their IC's to improve heat dissipation. This typically results in the lower intake air temps and the time taken for the IC to recover from heat soak is halved!

Hmmm, maybe that's why the C2T units are tilted?!?
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