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Just wanted to share a trick I thought of, I put some ice cubes in the water tank for the IC spray just to cool it down a bit more. It worked pretty nice, not too sure if it gives you any extra ponies. You guys should give it a try.
 

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I don't believe cold water from the intercooler spray box will make much of a difference. Think about that water travelling down the tiny hose all the way to the spary nozzel. By then it would probably not be cold or you might have to hit the button 10 times to acutally get colder water to the intercooler. Wouldn't the main cooling effect of the spray be via the latent heat of evaporation which would far outway the actual temp of the water (ie. if you jump in a hottub and then stand in a 50mph wind, you will feel rather cold due to the latent heat of evaporation)
 

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Yep. I have to agree. I don't think that they rally with ice cubes....?*scratching his head*
 

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Someone already thought of that and it was concluded that would not help at all in this thread here

If you put the ice directly ON the IC, it would help only in this case
 

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Thanks

Anyone tried dry ice directly on the intercooler for something like an autocross? PErhaps this with water spray to sublimate the dry ice would really cool off the intake charge.
 

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Re: people's reaction to your STI...

My gut instinct tells me this would be bad since dry ice produces carbon dioxide, which is heavier than air, but more importantly, not combustible. Not to mention that it might damage the vanes cuz it's too cold...
 

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SnowbordrWRX said:
...this would be bad since dry ice produces carbon dioxide, which is ... not combustible.
huh? who wants a combustible gas wandering around under the hood? :) you concerned about it being drawn in the intake??
 

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Northern Indiana / Southern Michigan?

Yeah that's what I meant, CO2 being drawn into the intake :)
 

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it's the evaporation that takes away the heat most effectively. colder water doesn't do a whole lot.
 

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Hmmm, I put ice in mine on nights I'm out "playing around". I believe it does make a differance. When spraying the I/C with ice water it does stay very cold to the touch. When I don't use ice the I/C just feels wet.
thats what i did. if you press the spray enough times you can pump the cold water to the ic. I tried it and put my hand in the scoop to feel the spray and it is colder. Not too sure how much it helps but oh well, I had fun.
 

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Note to self: next time I see Tb311 at the Roland Heights meet...do NOT shake his hand. A simple nod will do ;)
 
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