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Old 03-22-2006, 04:50 AM
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Default How does the water to air intercoolers work? (more inside)

In the winter, do you put anti-freeze so it doesnt freeze up? What about the summer? What do you do ? Just wondering
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In the winter an antifreeze/water mix. Summer you can use less or no antifreeze.

Water is much more efficient at removing heat, but there is a fixed quantity of water in the system so you need a separate heat exchanger/radiator to remove the heat from the water.

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Old 03-22-2006, 05:01 AM
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Default 2 types of air to water iirc. not sure of the names

1: (homemade)its just a regular container that surround the intercooler with a cap. you drop ice and water into it when you are at the track. this IC is NOT good for street use

2: radiator type IC. the IC has air actually passes through a rediator type device that has its own closed circuit fluid. the radiator has 2 cores. one inside the IC, and one at the front of the car to cool the liquid.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:07 AM
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Default basically the A/W IC either does or doesnt have a heat exchanger. it should be a closed system in

all cases. some do have provisions for a 'dry ice' box to drastically cool the water/coolant.
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Default some dood around me with a 9 second lightning showed me his homemade a/w IC

dry ice box the size of 3 batteries.
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Is anyone running A/W IC on here?
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:24 AM
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Default the silverbullet ran air to water, theres a black avant around with AWE air to water ICs back from

when they made them too.
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How does theres work?
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:28 AM
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Default closed system, modded stock ICs with a 'water jacket' welded around them, completely enclosing them

with water. heat exchanger for the system mounted in front of the radiator.
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And awe sold that whole setup? How much? why did they stop?
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