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Hdi Intercooler Are They Any Good ?

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yep, around 300 but if you listen to some that have them they think they are great because they have heap of boost pushed into them and get a higher number than that

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Wow, some pretty rough comments here. considering no one here owns one.

Well I have one and it goes a little more than 300rwkw and the highest recorded intake pressure was 19psi.

But yes, my tuner did say the intake temps were a little higher than other brands. It however didn't perform as badly as people say.

For less than $500 - I'm not complaining. I'm not saying everybody go out and buy one, I'm just saying - its not a piece of sh*t like everybody on this forum would have you think.

Haters gonna hate, but for the coin - no issues to report other than it's a bit of work to install, but in saying that - It's the first and only intercooler I've ever installed myself so I can't really compare it to anything.

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I can see how it runs on one dyno run, but what about constant boost around a track at different speeds. I guess for a few pulls on the street it may be fine for low power cars.

This is what I don't like about product comparison everybody jumps on their brand bandwagon without actually having tried different ones and explaining how it performed.

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Yea that's a valid point, I haven't noticed it get slack yet after a few consecutive pulls on the street. But note the dyno sheet, that run is the 32nd run.

Tuner did mention intake temps were higher than typical. Which id be upset by if I spent $2k on a cooler, but I didn't, I didn't even spend $500 and I installed it myself. So pretty cheap power if you ask me.

Who here races their falcon?

Most guys here drive it as their daily and do an occasional drag day which is like 1 run.

I saw one falcon with insane power at the drags once...it didn't even have a cooler.

Bandwagons will always exists cause everybody "heard" or "has a mate with one" etc.

But for the benefit of the forum, my results should clear up the "300rwkw max" that people claim about these coolers.

I'm not saying they're better than PW or Nizpro, I'm just sharing my results and showing they're not sh*t like people say they are.

I like the clamps - I think they're awesome. Look cool too

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Insane drag car you mention would have been running on methanol/alcohol

If it didn't have a cooler

These fuels have an insane cooling effect

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The main problem I hate with hdi is how low they make the kit. It bloody stupid!

But re: max power....they say the same thing with Autotecnica coolers. People say they are only just better than stock. But read a few guys getting well into the 300s (one gumtree bloke rekons 380 but I still call BS on that one lol)

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^^^ correct, their mounting location is VL spec. Otherwise they look like a nice entry level unit. Value for money is the appeal of these. One of Gunna's mates had good results on these as well.

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They fall over quite quickly in higher ambient temps. But if you live in tazzie or Un-Zud they aren't a bad unit.

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Wow, some pretty rough comments here. considering no one here owns one.

Well I have one and it goes a little more than 300rwkw and the highest recorded intake pressure was 19psi.

But yes, my tuner did say the intake temps were a little higher than other brands. It however didn't perform as badly as people say.

For less than $500 - I'm not complaining. I'm not saying everybody go out and buy one, I'm just saying - its not a piece of sh*t like everybody on this forum would have you think.

Haters gonna hate, but for the coin - no issues to report other than it's a bit of work to install, but in saying that - It's the first and only intercooler I've ever installed myself so I can't really compare it to anything.

IMG_5640.jpg

As mentioned depends on back to back runs and although you said this was the 32nd run doesn't mean it wasn't cooled down before final run.

Also I think it says 22 degree ambient temp on that graph so the car was tuned in cooler weather. On a 35 degree day is when you will really notice it.

It clearly made a great number and good for the price, but when you're spending up to make power you don't want to really lose 30+kw from heatsoak because you cheaped out on the cooler

Yea that's a valid point, I haven't noticed it get slack yet after a few consecutive pulls on the street. But note the dyno sheet, that run is the 32nd run.

Tuner did mention intake temps were higher than typical. Which id be upset by if I spent $2k on a cooler, but I didn't, I didn't even spend $500 and I installed it myself. So pretty cheap power if you ask me.

Who here races their falcon?

Most guys here drive it as their daily and do an occasional drag day which is like 1 run.

I saw one falcon with insane power at the drags once...it didn't even have a cooler.

Bandwagons will always exists cause everybody "heard" or "has a mate with one" etc.

But for the benefit of the forum, my results should clear up the "300rwkw max" that people claim about these coolers.

I'm not saying they're better than PW or Nizpro, I'm just sharing my results and showing they're not sh*t like people say they are.

I like the clamps - I think they're awesome. Look cool too

That drag car would have been on meth so very very different to running a street car on 98

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Correct. I agree with your statement. But I don't think anyone considering the HDI cooler fits into your "spending up" group. I did this on the cheap...very cheap.

Everything was cost price except the exhaust and morpowas time in labour and tuning.

I'm happy with it.

I'll see how it goes in summer, but being in Adelaide where it gets up to mid 40s, I'm not expecting miracles.

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