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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.
1969 911 ST 3.8 EFI ITB (Irish Green), 1973 911 RS tribute 3.3 turbo (Gulf Blue), 1974 911 3.6 (Black), Beck 904 2.8 project (Silver), 1996 993 C2 (Polar Silver)

2006 Forester STI, 1992 BMW 325 Cab S52 M3, 1952 MG TD with F20C

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