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Join Date: Sep 2003
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Lightbulb Intercooler usage on street - A TEST with results.

TEST/data point:

Three days ago it was 70 degrees & sunny, so I went for a drive.
RUF intercooler (modestly sized unit, fully shrouded), K27 HF, nearly fully optimized CIS system & .8 bar.
Approximately 438RWHP/413 RWTQ.

Metered (stoplight) freeway entrance ramp, at a dead stop, up a slight hill.

Inlet air temp 84 degrees, IC outlet temp 88 degrees - (with my setup, inlet is always 14 degrees higher than ambient)

Accelerated from 0 to 70 mph, full throttle all the way, on track tires which were hot - so plenty of grip.


Intercooler outlet temp went up just 14 degrees.
Perhaps use this as a rough guide for your future decisions regarding intercoolers for street use only? YMMV.
- Craig 3.4L, SC heads, 964 cams, B&B headers, K27 HF ZC turbo, Ruf IC. WUR & RPM switch, IA fuel head, Zork, G50/50 5 speed. 438 RWHP / 413 RWTQ -
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