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Patina - My understanding is that if the intercooler is not in the tail/grill area, its not getting much/any airflow and thus is of limited use and just a heat sink. It also adds length and volume to the intake tract and hinders my goal of the most responsive motor possible. If I can meet my goals safely without an intercooler, that is what I'ld like to do. If I can't get the motor to perform well without an intercooler (not enough boost, pulling too much timing to avoid detonation), then I'll keep the duck tail and do a custom intercooler under it.
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