how much rwhp from intercooler?

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  1. 97stanger

    97stanger Legend

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    Just curious to see how much rwhp intercoolers add rwhp wise to us 96-98 gt owners. I have a sq trim. planning on putting a paxton a/a intercooler on. I know it cools temps a lot, allowing more boost to be run, but how much rwhp are they generally good for?
     
  2. scarface

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    just getn on the list to see the answers :)
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    did you guys see that episode of HP TV? They had that vortech on a GT and then in a later episode added the cooler and gained 15rwhp. They also said the gains would be more if you were on the highway driving the car.
     
  4. scarface

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    I missed that one.
     
  5. Lightning Struck

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    damn they play it pretty often :dunno: it was a Black GT ( Joes personal car ) they put on the vortech and had 287rwhp i think.....then a few weeks later they did a show on adding the cooler and ran the dyno again and had 302rwhp.
     
  6. scarface

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    Sorry...I do like his hood though :)
     
  7. 97stanger

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    cool, so talking to guys i can get anywhere from a 15-40rwhp gain, depending on boost levels and such...not a bad pickup!!
     
  8. Matt94GT

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    not at all :eek:
     
  9. SvtBlack95

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    thats low as numbers for a vortech blown gt....
     
  10. Michael Plummer

    Michael Plummer Active Member

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    Actually, adding an intercooler will add nothing unless you utilize the cooler IAT, by adding more total timing or boost.

    See ya
    Plummer