Tag Archives: ecoboost

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 ››

A Real F-150’N Beaut’! Vol. 2 – Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Data and Product Release

Many of you have been asking about the status of this project, and I have concrete information and data for you to look over as you make your decision on an intercooler for summer 2017. In the last update (which, I know was a while ago), we left you with what the final design of the core looked like, complete with renders and studio shots of the physical production sample. The project’s lead engineer knows that any intercooler design should be able to live up to the demanding performance these trucks require during, off-road or work use, daily driving, and even … Continue Reading ››

What’s Cooler Than Bein’ Cool? Intercooler R&D, Part 3: The Big Crunch

The movement on the 2016 Ford Focus RS intercooler project may seem slow, but it couldn’t be more alive. Our lead engineer for the project, at my request, has completed a plethora of testing configurations to get the most detailed amount of data possible. For the past three months, we have been rocking out on testing, testing, and more testing for the RS, the primary objectives being movement on the upcoming diff cooler and this front-mount intercooler. We know that the RS crowd loves their data, so we want to overload you with what’s finally available. I won’t sugarcoat anything here. … Continue Reading ››

Cool Air for the EcoBoost – Intercooler Pipe R&D, Part 3: Performance Testing

These intercooler pipes are now available! Click here to buy them from our website!
As the old cliché goes, some things just go together like peas in a pod. Peanut butter and jelly. Cold beer and tailgates. Intercoolers and intercooler pipes; you just can’t have one without the other. If you followed along with our 2011-14 F-150 EcoBoost intercooler thread, you’ve probably been waiting for an update on our intercooler pipes for a while now. Well, the wait is over.
Fabrication
Pipe-Fab-22 In the last post, fabrication ended for our prototype cold-side pipe. … 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.