Before i go and get pipework made up tomorrow can someone advise whether the intercooler i've bought it suitable.
It fits fine, thats not the issue. The issue is its cooling ability. Afterall thats what we want it to do .
Intercooler exposed cores(IMPORTANTLY not including ends etc):
Stock LET = 240mm x 140mm x 60m = 2 litres
My intercooler = 390mm x 270mm x 30 = 3.15 litres
Frontera IC* = 600mm x 210mm x 40mm = 5 litres
*dimensions taken from old thread.
Now capacity isnt too impressive. But the frontera one is considered a biggun.
Surface area (again only the fin section)=
Stock LET = 0.33sq m
My intercooler = 1.05sq m
Frontera intercooler = 1.2sq m
This seems good. And surface area is surely very important. The intercooler has metal end caps(50mm).
I intend to run phase two only. Logistically the cooler is ideal, pipework is simple. These are just some simple calcs, by all means do more. Unless someone tells me its seriously unsuitable i'll no doubt pipe it up tomorrow anyway .