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Civilized Pipelines: Intercooler Piping R&D, Part 1: Design Plans

Turbocharger compressors like denser air, which is why us car enthusiasts joke about how, although the winter is the motorsports off-season, it’s peak “boost” season. Cars with forced induction love the colder, denser climates because by driving in colder weather, the turbocharger or supercharger gets fed a bit more air than in warmer weather. That’s why you might feel a harder punch from the gas pedal in the middle of a freezing Chicago December compared to a Daytona Beach July. Since we don’t all boost happily in the Siberian Tundra, the way to replicate this effect is by finding a way … Continue Reading ››

Mission In-Pipe-Sible – Intercooler Piping R&D, Part 2: The Cold Side

Our intercooler pipes are on the tail end of our journey to extract some elevated performance out of our 2016 Ford Focus RS. Along with our intercooler project making great strides in development, we have some updates to share with you regarding our intercooler piping. In usual fashion, we plan to make each pipe individually available, as well as having the option to purchase the entire kit (piping and core) as one. We aren’t quite there yet, but easy does it. Let’s start with the cold side intercooler piping for this RS. [caption … Continue Reading ››