Hey guys, I've been looking at intercooler kits for my '98 Regal GS. I've seen the all-aluminum ones at ZZP, but wasn't there a company that made a phenolic intercooler casing at one point? Would this not be even better than aluminum for heat soak, or were there problems getting it to seal?
Also, it looks like the intercooler core is nothing more than a heater core. Is this true? This makes me wonder if something like the 'short-stack' intercooler might be overall better than the thicker core. I'm sure the thicker core cools better, but wonder if the pressure drop from blowing through the thicker core is worth it. Another thing I wonder about is if cooling would be better with a copper/brass core rather than aluminum due to better heat transfer properties.
One more thing; if I did have the thicker intercooler on the car, would my hood still shut fine, or would I have to do something like those cradle spacers or shim the hood hinges?
Edited by iTurbo, 06 April 2019 - 02:51 PM.