Cool It! Upgrading The Kenne Bell Intercooler
We promise to never spam you, and just use your email address to identify you as a valid customer. They are not on the other hand large enough to shed the heat transferred by the larger pumps. Built from 100 percent TIG-welded aluminum, the Afco PRO series heat exchanger moves cooling liquid through a double pass core and adds dual electric fans for serious airflow capacity. There was no question that the Revan Racing/C&R/Shelby heat exchanger with dual fans was the way to go. The other part that up until now has been neglected. Only reason I switched is because I got the Afco for a great price and it had fans already mounted on it. Unlike the fluidyne. AFCO Heat Exchangers are now available for serious street performance enthusiasts with supercharged applications. You will notice that the heater hose connection on the manifold is different between the Lightning and the Expi.
Testing has shown the AFCO heat exchanger to reduce the operating temperatures of the supercharger by maintaining a lower constant temperature in the system and faster cool down after a hard run. C & L makes a good plenum that is much larger than stock and is a direct bolt on, ford lightning heat exchanger I installed one and saw a pound of boost increase over the stock one so it was worth it to me.
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On Whipple’s dyno, the Lightning made 336 hp and 388 lb-ft of torque, which was very respectable for having nothing but Kooks long-tube headers and a Banks Monster muffler on the truck. The air becomes so heated that any additional boost made is useless because of the extra heat generated. We knew the stock supercharger and liquid-to-air intercooler were the main Achilles heel and would be the first to go. I road race my car 5 times a year and have always ended up with heat soak prior to this upgrade. In less than 20 minutes, the heat exchanger fit easily in the space where the less efficient stock unit once resided. And for those of you who want a new one 281 Motorsports is selling Afco radiators brand new for $379! Late Model Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen.
The site menu for the 1999-2004 SVT Lightning and 2002-2003 Harley Davidson F-150 Ford Truck on the left side of this page, lists the clear winners when it comes to performance vs. dollar” value. Air-to-liquid intercoolers (aka Charge-Air-Coolers) are heat exchangers that transfer intake charge heat to an intermediate fluid, usually water, which finally rejects heat to the air. And hopefully I will keep the driveablilty where it is now (Like stock) and with lower power numbers I hope I wont break things as easily.