June 28, 2007I have a 1998 F150 and I am wondering what if I piped an intercooler for my intake to suck through before going into the engine, and mount the intercooler behind the front bumper would it work? I am looking to get a few more ponies and maybe a little more MPG. I dont have a turbo or supercharger. The motor is naturaly aspirated. thanks
Forums : Performance General : Intercooler for naturaly aspirated motor (230 Views)
June 28, 2007Thats a good question. I have thought about that myself. Cuz here in Az in the summer my truck is sluggish and runs like balls because its so hot.
June 28, 2007Don't they use something similar on tuners?
June 28, 2007did cole just agree with me? Hell has officially frozen over, in which case.....im moving there
June 28, 2007It's good to know I'm not the only one who wondered about this.
June 28, 2007I would say no, because you need to be moving to cool that air at all, and if you are moving you are getting cool air anyway, now if you put an Efan on it that may keep it a bit cool while moving at slow speeds. Then you would have to insulate the piping so the slightly cooler air wouldn't warm right back up before it went in the engine.
June 28, 2007bah engines dont like 120 degree states!!!!!
June 28, 2007I already have FAL e-fans, so I know it stays pretty cool. Do you think that it would be worth the time and effort for a few more HP or would I lose HP? And I know the piping would have to be insulated. Thanks for the replys
August 30, 2007http://www.frozenboost.com/product_info.php?cPath=16&products_id=1006&osCsid=713eba56f817e98a29fc9c3fc301dadf
been discusing this for a while now
August 30, 2007from what a friend of mine tells me (he is an import owner) it works, however i would think that the cost of the intercooler and pipes would not be cheap. and for that kind of money you could do a more worth while mod for the same results. however if you did an air to water intercooler (even more money) it would work really well if you put ice in the water. but how long would that last in 120 deg. i know in boosted aplications its very beneficial due to post turbo temps in the 200plus range.
so to sum it up, it would work, but i think you would need a large intercooler to maybe see any improvment. try a junk yard and look for one for a superduty, something of that size, since you are N/A the bigger the better.
ofcourse you can also put a N2O or CO2 spray infront of the intercooler for a really cold charge, but then you have to charge the bottle and thats even more money.
just my , hope it helps