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Hey guys, considering stepping up to there double core intercooler, anybody on here have one installed and what's your opinion....
 

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No reason unless your oem Intercooler is bad.

Dan K a SDK runs 1200+ hp with the stock Intercooler.

If you need to drop temps tell us your mods and the temps you see so we can give recommendations
 

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So my mods include just about every trick out there, one of the problems is I live in south Florida so outside temps during the summer are a constant 90's, anyway I'm seeing 1000 degrees just around town, highway if kept around 65mph I'm seeing 850, my worries are around town, I can go up to 1400 on a push off the light so I'm careful how much foot I put in her, mods: 4" exhaust with flow through muffler and Volant intake, return regulated fuel system with 5/8 pickup starting from the tank and all 10AN from tank to fuel bowl, Dieselsite.com 4" ball bearing turbo set to top out at 25lbs boost, but around town it only hits about 12lbs unless I really put my foot in it, stage 2 injectors, 3 stage switchable chip 50/75/150, I keep her on the 75 and towing on the 50 but I don't pull much more than 3000lbs, tranny has been upgraded with Suncoast torque converter, shift kit, maghytek pan and a 15"X15" extra cooler with a fan on a switch when temps go up, shouldn't have any berring but maybe?,and all the little tricks, Zoodat, ect..
 

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I cleaned out my intercooler about 3 years ago and I've seen temps rise about 200 degrees since so now mostly 1000 degrees around town oh and I vent my valve covers breather to atmosphere through a large racor oil separating canister so I don't contaminat the intercooler with oil mist but now temps are starting to rise so that's why I'm asking if anyone uses there largest intercooler ( CX Racing )
 

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Mt trucks a 2000 Excursion, 4" lift with 22" wheels and 35's so she's no lightweight
 

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And I'm running the 203 thermostat, I use a lot of parts from Dieselsite.com and Riff Raft Diesel, could the thermostat be pushing my egt temps up?
 

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I would only run the oem thermostat. The 203 doesn’t provide any mileage gains and just leads to excessive temps.

What stage 2 injectors? What does Icp and duty cycle look like?

What about fuel pressure?

Who’s tunes?

How come the turbo is only limited to 25 psi? The wastegate should be tightened way down.
 

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Hey guys, considering stepping up to there double core intercooler, anybody on here have one installed and what's your opinion....
Chinese crap...

You'd be better of with a real Tapercore or AFE CAC.


One only needs to read some of the ad copy on their website to know that "English" is not their first language:
"Super Larger Turbo"
 

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Stage 2 injectors and tunes came from Diesel Innovations and I have no idea on duty cycle and I keep my fuel pressure at 65lbs, I have a fass fuel pump
 

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And Calico?, do you know someone that had a bad experience with a CX racing intercooler and the one I'm interested in is a taper core, from them, it's a 3" bar plate just like the AFE, looks good but I know it's a risk, thats why I'm asking..
 

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And Calico?, do you know someone that had a bad experience with a CX racing intercooler and the one I'm interested in is a taper core, from them, it's a 3" bar plate just like the AFE, looks good but I know it's a risk, thats why I'm asking..
No, I do not.
However, I emailed them on multiple occasions asking for info about their coolers and piping systems (fit, construction, will CAC work with stock piping, etc.). The only response I could get was them sending me a link to their cooler and piping systems. They just don't get it.
Also (again), just reading their web pages and eBay ads is proof enough that they don't speak English [as a first language]. I can almost guaranty it's cheap crap. There's a reason their CAC is only ~$700...


Is this the one? You'll note that they just cut/weld two cores together... square, with no "taper" on the ends of the cores. The bottom section (top in the picture) won't flow much...
 

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This is a "real" Tapercore:
 

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Yeah, I looked into them and there known for bad customer service and I'm not loving there piping, it's welded angles instead of one continues pipe, took your advice and checked out the AFE and if I step up that's the one I'll probably get, its a extra 600 but there workmanship showes
 

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Yeah, I looked into them and there known for bad customer service and I'm not loving there piping, it's welded angles instead of one continues pipe, took your advice and checked out the AFE and if I step up that's the one I'll probably get, its a extra 600 but there workmanship showes
Yes, I agree. AFE is good stuff. Very much worth the price.

If I ever have to replace/upgrade (from the Banks I have now), I would use the AFE. They are one of the few I've found who utilize a thicker 3" core, but while maintaining the near-stock height & width. Not to mention, AFE has incredible customer service!
 

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The obs guys have good luck with the Cx racing kits. 1023 sells quite a few

My question is what stage two injectors? That’s too broad

160/80, 140/30, 180/100?

Diesel innovations isn’t who I would recommend for tunes on a 7.3

Fuel pressure stays at 65 psi under hard load or is that just at idle.

If Icp is low you will have high egts and more smoke
 

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Sorry I can't tell you more about my injectors, they were installed fifteen years ago and my my fuel pressure does hold at 65 but under hard load it does decrease and as far as tunes they installed them on a switchable chip, if you think I can improve on them then how and with another chip?, oh and you said if my icp was low it would produce higher EGT's and more smoke but how would I read it?, you're really into these motor's, I appreciate all the help, years ago I drove out to Diesel Innovations and the put in a complete fuel system, Garrett BB turbo, the injectors and there tunes, she runs good but there's allways room for improvement
 

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If the tunes are 15 years old you really need some revisions.

1023 diesel, SDK, and jelibuilt are the only ones I know of that still tune the TS chips. Otherwise switch to a php hydra and buy tunes that are emailed to you.

Tuning has come light years since you had those installed

You need the injector capacity and nozzle size to get the correct tunes. Maybe an old receipt or they might have records?

A minimum of 50 psi fuel pressure load is your target
 

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I'll give a call to Diesel Innovations and check all my paperwork, maybe they'll know what size my stage 2 injectors are, been a long time but maybe they know, I have the fuel pressure so I'm good with that and I'll just buy a Hydra and get tunes mailed in, thanks again for your help..
 

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Anytime.

If I remember you have an adrenaline hpop?

Ya once you get the injectors size some new tunes with a hydra is piece of Cake
 

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Yes, I have the Adrenaline HPOP, went through the top end of the motor about 3 winter's ago and that was replaced with every sensor, all my intercooler hoses were leaking so boost was way down, she's happy now..
 
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