That's an interesting question. I would imagine we'll see data here sooner or later.
One of the first things I noticed when I parked my Fist next to my brothers FoST was how much more exposure our intercooler has. The FoST definitely has more plastic in front.I have heard from a few sources, including the Edmunds test, that the Fiesta ST intercooler does a better job than the Focus ST version. From running 30+ autocross laps in 95'F temps this summer, the performance of the car seemed to stay constant. I sprayed the tires and intercooler down with water using a spray bottle. I noticed way more heat issues with a normally aspirated engine with an aftermarket intake than I did with the ST.
Just borrow Daves (D1JL) when he is not looking . I thought he put one on a while ago..While I'm happy with the stock intercooler, that isn't to say there isn't room for improvement!
I don't expect to jam a significantly bigger IC, but I would like a more efficient unit (less pressure drop)!
Mountune makes just the unit and this is something I'd like to test in the near future.
Right! At our upcoming track day!Just borrow Daves (D1JL) when he is not looking . I thought he put one on a while ago..
Don't you think I might notice?Just borrow Daves (D1JL) when he is not looking . I thought he put one on a while ago..
Was hoping ya might be lookin the other way ... guess not eh
The real question is, would you notice? Is there enough performance difference that you'd be able to easily tell?
Let's see how fast you are without an IC! No, I won't plug it -- "run" with a massive leak!
Right on, we're on the same page. I expect a nominal gain under normal use, but better "resistance to loss" under severe loads. We'll see.Cobb Surgeline is 5 miles from my house. When I get some time I'm going to schedule some dyno pulls and post them up!
McRib-I wasn't saying we wouldn't benefit from a bigger intercooler, I was just noticing how the Fist has much better flow to it than the FoST.
This is not one you would expect feel with the butt or even see that much with a dyno.The real question is, would you notice? Is there enough performance difference that you'd be able to easily tell?
Oh, right, yep and installed!So am I missing something?
Did you buy this?
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