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Interesting chargecooler

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These are getting more and more popular for their cost and ease of installation, i cannot see them approaching the efficiency of a core but who knows . . .

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Air-Water-I...tem260219628185

There is another variant i have seen lately that is straight through with a large water jacket on the outside, these claim higher efficiency than a cored version . . not sure.

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The inside looks like it would create a lot of turbulence, possibly good for moving the air around to touch the cooling elements, but it's not going to be a nice smooth flow of air so a lot less than a straight through pipe of equivalent diameter would deliver.

Probably along similar lines to the electric superchargers that utilise motors you'd cool a PC with.

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i wrote the company to see some numbers on the unit, they have varying sizes and say they can make bends . . . i remember seeing some G cars that had fins on the outside of the bent pipe you find on an non-chargecooled car . . . so the engineers had the idea. Anyway, if you could replace your pipe all the way to the plenum, and cool the whole thing down . . . that would be interesting . . . less restrictive, but how much cooling actually goes on . . .

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