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Bring a Jacket: Intercooler R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

I’ve been labeled a Nissan guy for a long time now. My 1995 Nissan 240SX has served me well during the six years I’ve owned it, sticking with me through the second half of college, nine states on the east coast and more drift events than I can honestly count. Being a Nissan guy (specifically a 240 guy) has really been the one thing I could easily identify with, other than usually being able to see over crowds and get the “Did you play college ball?” question. While I’m familiar with what is known as the S-Chassis, I’m a car … Continue Reading ››

What’s Cooler Than Bein’ Cool? Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototypin’

Some time has passed since the last update for this 2016 Ford Focus RS intercooler project, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about it! It’s all-hands-on-deck to get this project back in the swing of R&D as we are getting close to testing and beginning a huge data push. Let’s see what it looks like and quickly go through some of the design specs.

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 ››