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Old 04-09-19, 09:09 AM   #11
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- An aftermarket unit can provide more flow if you have a turbo that can take advantage of it. In that case, and efficient turbo at X boost level will make the most use of it.

- If the flow of the stock one keeps up with X turbo, it will be far more efficient than the mass loaded aftermarket versions, which are terrible at shedding heat.

- An aftermarket version does not have crimps to blow.

- The mass loaded aftermarket version might be better if kept cool when you initially get on the throttle.



During the last few dyno days I had, the dyno operator, who was trying to keep the cars cool made mention (several times) about how the stock intercoolers shed heat so much faster. He didn't know the were stock.
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Old 04-09-19, 12:12 PM   #12
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wrong thread?
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Old 04-09-19, 12:16 PM   #13
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Yep... Too many windows open at work.
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Old 04-10-19, 03:08 AM   #14
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Because you are yamahaSHO I'm sort of taking this at face value but under all circumstances / levels of build the stock intercooler is superior to any aftermarket? I'd think every part is improvable - whether cost efficient or not is another story?

I'm personally banned from removing the crash bar so FMIC for me isn't an option and it seemed like my aftermarket TMIC has contributed to my build with my tuners agreeing and in fact requesting it originally. But I'd be curious if its worth the time and effort to swap in the stock and retune and see what happens. In the process of trying to make a shroud for my aftermarket but would be easier to simply swap back in the stock probably.
Cobb's fmic has a crash bar, so there's that option if you need it. But I would think you'd want a higher flowing turbo to support the increased volume of the intercooler in that case. The stock tmic is a pretty good match for the stock turbo, but a lot of people do change it.
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Have you looked into turbo blankets/shielding and wrapping your downpipe? That may remove some of the heat that makes it up to the top mount.
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I actually ordered a turbo blanket which I intend to install this weekend. Everyone's advice was good and I would hate to waste money on an intercooler when I could put that money towards ceramic coating
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I actually ordered a turbo blanket which I intend to install this weekend. Everyone's advice was good and I would hate to waste money on an intercooler when I could put that money towards ceramic coating
Get a downpipe one too, with both blankets, you'll see a huge difference. I love mine, well worth the money.
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Are there any specific brands that are high quality?
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Are there any specific brands that are high quality?


Both my blankets are Perrin. They are a good price when you can get them on sale. They’ve been on and snug for 2 years now with no issues.
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Both my blankets are Perrin. They are a good price when you can get them on sale. They’ve been on and snug for 2 years now with no issues.
Any reason you just didn't wrap your downpipe instead of getting a downpipe blanket?
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