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Alright brothers and sisters, did you guys get the new svt enthusiast. well if you did on page 29 they talk about a supercooler that they put on the SVT F-150 Lightning concept. its supposed to be a altrnate route to sprayin your car
it uses the air conditioning compressor to cool a tank of glycol to about 30f. when a driver opens the throttle to the point where the supercooler is fully activated, the intercooler coolant(which is about 140 degrees)is bypassed by the cold glycol. the glycol cools the intake air from its normal temperature(120 degrees F) to between 50 and 70 degrees. colder air is denser air. denser air when combusted provides more power. in the case of the lightning concept, that extra jolt is worth as much as 50 horsepower.
and then he goes on to say the big part
blah blah blah however, a small, highly streesd four-cylinder might prove more reliable with a supercooler rather than with extreme boost pressures.
what do you guys think? future product or add on for a new SVTF?

drawbacks
1)The boost lasts only as long as the chilled glycol is at work in the intercooler. in the case of the lightning concept, the boost lasts about 45 seconds. it then takes about 2 minutes for the glycol to get cold again.
2)there is a weight penalty in the neighber hood of 25 pounds
3)because the A/C compressor is running more often, there is a fuel econamy penalty.
4)the cost of a supercooler is aproximatley $750
 

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