Originally Posted by SpectorV
after cooler cools the air differently than an intercooler, an aftercooler is generally water to air and sits between the blower and the intake of the vehicle.
You should use one or the other.
Not really true..
Think of it this way... In both cases, the heat exchanger, whether liquid to air, or air to air, is AFTER the compressor, therefore it rests somewhere between the blower and intake of the vehicle..
From what I remember, vortech calls it an aftercooler as it's more a more 'accurate' term? but they are the same thing..
If I remember right from my diesel training, intercooling was a term used on biturbo setups (IE a smaller one feeding a larger one - ) where there is sometimes a heat exchanger placed between the two turbos, IE the term inter? But the name is 'inter'changeable, they accomplish the same thing (cooling the air AFTER the compressor)