Originally Posted by stovalini69
i want to get an intercooler for my supercharged stang and i was wanting to know your guys input on a top mount intercooler like the ones on a subaru sti what be efficent? i havent found one for my stang it was just an idea i had
nope. the top mount design SUCKS! my buddy has a 06 WRX and lemme tell you, the TMIC(Top Mount InterCooler) gets heat soaked very fast, and takes a long time to cool down. the heat of the engine bay alone soaks it during normal cruising, so on a hot day you go WOT throwing hot air through an already hot IC is not going to make much power.
stick with the FMIC setup. the only drawback is longer piping from the boost source to the throttle body, but the denser air charge more than makes up for it in the end. hell you can use a Ebay FMIC core and fab up your own piping, i went that route on my DSM, and ended up making 5 other kits of the same design for everyone else around me with them. and the ebay cores are just as efficient as the Spearco or Greedy ones, theyre cheaper because they dont have a brand name spray painted to the fins.
1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that
2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold