I wanted to post some recent results up form our TSM ELITE Plus in house development car.
When we first built the car we decided to try our hand at some intercooler development. We used bell cores and built a one off kit for our car. As we ran the car and turned it up we found that the intercooler while not horrible wasn’t doing close to what we had hoped. It was a little worse than the AMS race intercoolers we have tested as well as the ETS race. Not mind blowingly worse but worse. Yes I’m a big boy and can admit when we screwed up lol!
So that said I have been wanting to change it out for the last few months in order to allow the car to make some more power. Turbos being pushed to the edge of their efficiency produces more heat at the turbo outlet / intercooler inlet that needs to be taken care of. So the in house car on our ELITES really is about as good of a test as you can get for an intercooler.
That all said I have to thank the guys at Extreme Turbo Systems for stepping up big in helping us with our program. The level of support and comradery
from those guys is simply awesome! They joined forces with us on the ELITE car and asked us to test out just how good their ETS Race Super intercooler was. Michael and the guys there are always willing to help or listen to input from top level shops in the industry. It is humility and willingness to support that will ultimately make better products for the community as a whole. So hats off to the guys at ETS for doing just that.
We just came off the FL2K event with our other intercooler 2 weeks ago and installed the ETS Super last week. The fit on the intercooler is awesome! The way it sits in the bumper area as well as how it supports the top of the bumper itself is very nice compared to some others we have installed. It comes in at 48lbs for the core only which is a little heavier than the Race only ones by 4-5lbs but that is obvious since the core thickness is massive!
So this past Sunday we took the car to Import Face Off in Montgomery for some testing. The temperatures were almost identical as they were in FL which was crazy but true. You can see on the graph below that the starting intake air temps were almost identical. I had a few issues with the launching on the car since we decided to completely try a new launch strategy that we had never tried. I know because of that I gave up some MPH, however even with that I was able to trap over 2mph faster with ZERO changes except the intercooler on this car.
Check out the data below you can see that through the pull the ETS Super manages the heat so much better than the other. I know you guys are thinking well how does that help me because it isn’t even comparing it to an available intercooler on the market. I acknowledge that … just know that I have run these turbos on both ETS / AMS race and street on Cobb cars…while I don’t have pretty overlay data for those I will tell you that the Super pulls at least 20 degrees out of the best of them. I have not tested the new BL or the Driven Innovations which I think are both good systems but this ETS Super is amazing!
In this case you can see almost a 63 degree difference at the top of a quarter mile pull.... that is MASSIVE! I was floored. honestly I thought that it would pull temps down maybe 20-30 degrees... Boy was I wrong! I can't even explain how impressed I am with this piece.
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