While piling into your Explorer ST for a long haul, it’s tough not to have that cliché mantra running through your head – It’s more about the journey than the destination. However, we here at Mishimoto think that saying depends on the context. We, enthusiasts, are quickly intoxicated by the ST’s 3.0 EcoBoost powerplant and easily hypnotized by the surprisingly nimble chassis’ ability to tackle the curvey backroads, making us prefer to savor the trip. When it comes to the journey of building that speed machine, however, things become much more destination-focused. While that journey is necessary, we’re much more eager for the result. In the quest for more power, though, a pit stop at the intercooler is required to reach your final destination.
Improving intercooler designs is a delicate balancing act between flow and core density. Both of these aspects are vital to improving the system’s performance, but they have reciproca