Unlikely that you will actually make more power on the dyno, but you will certainly run more efficiently after hard runs. You would only make more power if the stock unit has a higher pressure drop than the aftermarket FMIC. Or if the stock unit immediately heat soaked on the dyno, which is not likely with a large fan sitting in front of it.MDSuPeRStAr said:No, that is wrong. Better power numbers will be had. The only disadvantage of the FMIC is cooling problems when road racing.
You will heat soak on the dyno even ... my car was proof.crossways said:Or if the stock unit immediately heat soaked on the dyno, which is not likely with a large fan sitting in front of it.
last time i checked the 3row greddy is about 4" thick isn't it? :dunno:Drivenfaster said:some huge 4" is unesessary, a 3row will suffice. the bigger one WILL create more lag, how much? probably nominal to none measurable, but none the less in formulation, yes.
If we're talking about 13psi boost with a FMIC, what kinda power to be expected? Any issues of radiator cooling efficiency or material lag increase using an AUTO?Espeefan said:Depends on the boost level you decide to run. A big front mount intercooler by itself, at stock boost levels, might only gain you 5 to 15 hp, but as soon as you turn the boost up over stock, you'll gain power exponentially. Turning the boost up alone will increase your power too, but the intercooler is key to keeping the air charge nice and cool. It will allow you to run more boost without worry of detenation. That's were the big gains will be had. Figure about 10 hp more for every one pound of boost you go up. So you could pick up a possible 30 hp at 15 psi and you should be gaining almost 60 hp at 18 psi.
Of course you'll gain even at stock boost levels because of the reduced pressure drop, because of the greater flow, and cooling efficiency. Extra lag will be negligible. Turbo cars like two things. Bigger intercoolers, free flowing exhausts, and a small bump in the boost level. This is where it all begins.