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This is for all GT500, GT500KR, GT500SS, FR500C, FR500CJ & FORD GT Owners,

In addition to all the performance upgrades available for the GT500 Based Cars, we are currently in the final development stages for our NEW & Exclusive GT500 Undercharger Intercooler Upgrade. We are also developing 3 different thickness Heat Exchangers. Our Heat Exchangers and Intercoolers Feature our Enhanced Extruded Tube Air/Coolant Flow Technology, which has seen as high as 98% Efficiency @ 22lbs of boost with as little as 1.42lbs of restriction :bigthumbsup. When compared to all of the other Charge Air Handling components available for superchargers and turbos that is an increase of 25% over their documented performance numbers!

The advantage to be had by upgrading the intercooler is a Increase in Boost flow by 20-30%, a 10-15% reduction in weight and a cooler charge temperature which equates to a denser charge meaning more power!

These units are 3D CAD Designed and Hand Crafted for flawless performance. These units will be featured on 2 prominent Race Cars, the Team Falken Formula Drift Mustang (2 time world champion) and the Land Speed Team Hijak FR500CJ (this car was featured in the DEC. Issue of HOTROD).

When combined with our Super Street Heat Exchanger (2 Row 1.250" Core) and our Battery Coolant Tank you should expect those numbers to increase significantly. The test data we do have has shown a noticeable increase in torque and throttle response when used in accordance with the stock pulley and Heat Exchanger.

We are about 6 weeks or so away from finishing these Intercoolers and one for the Ford GT as well.

We do not have a price locked in as of right now but based on our new units for the 2003-2004 Cobra and 1999-2004 Lightning I would say that the ball park figure would be somewhere around $700.00. Special Pricing will also be put in place for AFM Members only! So be sure to PM us before you call to ensure your discount.

As we get closer to the finish date I will post up some more information. We are taking reservations right now so give us a call and reserve yours soon.

Please Keep in mind that these units will be made to order to ensure nothing less than the highest quality product possible.

I attached some images of our current 2003-2004 SVT Cobra Intercoolers


Call (919) 239-4672 ask for Stephen

I will be more than happy to answer any an all questions that you may have regarding these Intercoolers or any of our other products.

Dealer Inquiries Welcome.
 

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We tested a higher flowing, lower restriction intercooler for the GT500 a while back, it was from another manufacturer. It had less fins and was supposed to be lower pressure drop, we saw no increase and boost and possibly a very very slight increase in boost.

The in-block intercooler is the last thing I would try to re-engineer, as its probably the best part of the system. The front heat exchanger is the weak link first.

GT500 in-block intercooler swap results - ModularFords.com
 

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Justin,

We are designing these around performance applications and not just a stock set-up.

We are sponsoring the Team Hijak FR500C Bonneville and Talladega Race Cars both of which are running over 1000hp. They are sponsored by FORD Racing and we are working with the teams engineers and the FORD Racing engineers to address the problems caused by re-engineering the stock core mentioned below.

We are firm believers in creating products that have real performance gains and not just Faux/Theoretical gains. In addition to that we also do not compromise quality just to get a bigger better CHEAPER product out there. If there are no gains to be had then we dont build it. There are far to many companies out there that offer products that are poor quality and offer very little gains that they make out to be GOLD. I can honestly say that I have sold more H/E and Radiators to companies that order this GOLD and they come in warped, dented or they have holes in them.

You are totally right about one thing if it could have been done then Ford would have done it. The difference between our designs and any of the other "upgrades" is that we are using a Enhanced Hydro Formed Micro Extrusion Core design instead of your basic tube and fin design. That is the only reason that we will be able to increase the efficiency of the Undercharger Intercoolers.

It really is imposable to increase performance when using the standard Tube & Fin design or even if you used a Bar & Plate core design. A Bar & Plate core would honestly decrease the flow through the core due to the excess surface tension created by the Flat surface on the face.

There were a lot of problems with trying to get more performance out of the OEM core design, the biggest problems that we saw in trying to re-engineer the Tube & Fin design was:

1. If you lower the fin density/fin count theoretically you will increase the flow in both the coolant and the charge air paths, BUT that will decrease the Intercoolers ability to 1. lower the charge temp at boost levels higher than stock and 2. It will not allow the coolant enough time in the intercooler to draw the temperature down.

2. If you take one side and increase the fin density/fin count and lower the other then one works harder then the other and you will either 1. decrease the boost flow and at the same time cause the core to get so hot that it boils the coolant or 2. Increase the boost flow and slow the coolants flow down to draw out more heat but the charge air cooling channels will not be able to absorb enough of the charge air's heat.

So we saw no reason to try and create a new intercooler by trying to re-engineer the existing core design. It just wont work unless, Like you said for an ideal world, you raise up the intake and create spacers for the bottom intake lid and for the intake to the heads and the is not practical AT ALL!

If you have any additional questions just give us a call (919) 239-4672

Thank you for your time

Stephen
 
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