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Old 01-24-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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A friend of mine was showing me these today. Figured a few people here maybe intrested.

Lindsey RAcing Intercooler Tubes
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very cool idea, but it would be nice to have hard numbers on efficenity and the blockage it imposes in the charge pipeing.
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Don't bother showing us how they work or anything. :P
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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Huh? There is explainations on their website. I was tossing around the idea fitting one on my MR2 Turbo as well as the Miata once I get started turboing it. Maybe even develop a kit to make it work.
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doesnt look too efficient
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Ought to test out well compared to a quite efficient mid size Spearco, based on fin contact area, and you could chill the water...

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Very cool looking idea but I question the efficiency... gonna need a guinea pig
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The problem I see is how would you keep the water cool. Maybe put a mini fridge in the engine bay and have the coolant routed through that.
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They have heat exhanger kits available. You'd chill the water the same way you would with any other A2W system. The MR2OC forum has a lot of write ups on A2W system work.
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The problem I see is how would you keep the water cool. Maybe put a mini fridge in the engine bay and have the coolant routed through that.
Just use a small radiator, or your a/c system lol.
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or convert your washer fluid reservoir into an ice water bath with the water circulating through it. I have actually thought up a very similar design before. And it's funny how they don't have prices readily available.
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How a bout plumbing up a C02 system to one of those? DEI already offers a C02 system for cheap. Maybe route it through one of those, then onto the intercooler sprayer. 5lb tank of C02 doesnt cost much to refill at all.
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A friend of mine was showing me these today. Figured a few people here maybe intrested.

Lindsey RAcing Intercooler Tubes
Similar concept to the PWR Barrel A/W IC's good for apps with limited space, (which the 5 ain't), or where you want/need to reduce throttled volume, i.e. in a single throttle Supercharged setup.
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hm I could see all the surface area causing drag on the flow, raising the pressure in your pipes higher then you may expect? (if I am thinking about this correctly that is)
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How a bout plumbing up a C02 system to one of those? DEI already offers a C02 system for cheap. Maybe route it through one of those, then onto the intercooler sprayer. 5lb tank of C02 doesnt cost much to refill at all.
exactly what I was thinking. or you could use it inline with a dry n2o system for the drag race guys.
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IMO its not going to work nearly as well as a real AWIC where the water actually flows through the core
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