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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Intercooler Recommendations

I am looking to swap to a better intercooler to hopefully put EGT's down for good. I was considering either the Banks (wow, is it made of gold???) or the ATS. Is there a better more affordable option I haven't found yet?

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Spearco...pricey though.

Maybe look into your tuning to manage temps.

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Banks or spearco. Beleive it or not the banks intercooler is actually one of the best qualitly and performing intercooler's.
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spearco makes a damn nice IC... but banks is also good


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Re: Intercooler Recommendations

I have the banks, it is a very nice piece and fits well. Dont really know how much charge air temps dropped though.

In all honesty I do not think they are any more expensive than other reputable brands, and they do include new piping which the others dont.
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Re: Intercooler Recommendations

I would first be wanting to know how high your EGTS are and what is causing it as you are likely treating the symptoms of something else. Unless you are wanting to jsut get them down even lower than what is the norm. Water inject is another option and offers more benefits as cheaper to boot. There are guys on here running fairly big HP number as still on stock intercoolers. IMO a intercooler upgrade is the the least bang for your buck of performance upgrades. Many other things you can spend $1K + on that will have a much bigger effect. As intercooler go I would choose DI, Spearco, Hypermax.
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Re: Intercooler Recommendations

We have a Banks as well as a custom made intercooler that I personally run in my truck.

Both work very well.

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I'am thinking of puttin a new intercooler in mine also i think banks has a really nice one just remember u get what u pay for i think the banks is worth the money
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Re: Intercooler Recommendations

If you want to get the biggest and best...

Hypermax...

Really, it is the largest and highest flowing one on the market.

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I would first be wanting to know how high your EGTS are and what is causing it as you are likely treating the symptoms of something else. Unless you are wanting to jsut get them down even lower than what is the norm. Water inject is another option and offers more benefits as cheaper to boot. There are guys on here running fairly big HP number as still on stock intercoolers. IMO a intercooler upgrade is the the least bang for your buck of performance upgrades. Many other things you can spend $1K + on that will have a much bigger effect. As intercooler go I would choose DI, Spearco, Hypermax.
I second this. An after market inter cooler will drop temps a little but I question what is going on with a stock truck to get your temps so high to begin with.

What is a 38r with high flow outlet? Is that a 1.15 outlet?

Unless you know for sure that your stock one is shot, I wouldn't spend the $1400.00 on this.

Send that edge to Bill at PHP and get him to put some better tunes on it. That will do more to drop your temps than a new Inter-cooler IMO.

Have you scanned your truck and Is your HPOP healthy?

If you decide to get a new inter-cooler, I have a Banks Inter-cooler and I like the quality of it.

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