Category Archives: Ford Focus ST Intercooler 2013+

Cooler Than Winterfell – Intercooler R&D, Part 3: Does It Perform?

We’ve noticed that the 2013+ Ford Focus ST has little wiggle room when it comes to gaining power strictly from bolt-on parts. Even with stage 3 tunes, not many ST’s out there see horsepower numbers beyond 300-350hp. That barrier can be surpassed with the use of ethanol or a bigger turbo, but on a stock turbo and pump gas, those numbers aren’t going too far north. With our intercooler, we wanted to bring on some positive effects for the power in this stubborn 2.0L engine. While power is important, we also needed to monitor the outlet temperatures with a visual analysis … Continue Reading ››

Cooler Than Winterfell – Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype Core

It looks like mother nature is giving the tell-tale signs to us gearheads that it’s time to get ready for track season. The weather is getting warmer and tracks all around the country have kicked off calendar seasons with maiden 2017 events already in full swing. A common mod many of us who are boosted, especially ST owners, want during this time of year is the intercooler. The 2013+ Ford Focus ST features quality design for its the factory intercooler, but improved efficiency is something we like to target. In the last update, we talked about the shortcomings of the … Continue Reading ››

Cooler Than Winterfell – Intercooler R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

George R.R. Martin isn’t the only author who can write some gripping stuff about the cold. That’s right, brace yourselves, winter is coming; and we are jumping into the frigid waters which we know well – improved intercooler performance. The patient going underneath our scalpel for R&D is the 2013+ Ford Focus ST, but per our usual process, let’s first take a brief second to examine the stock system.
Our Ford Focus ST intercooler on our surgical table
Our Ford Focus ST intercooler getting inspected
Ford decided to use tube-and-fin construction for … Continue Reading ››