Ford Powerstroke engines deliver increased power and world-class performance in diesel trucks, but there's a world of aftermarket products that take your truck to the next level. Every truck enthusiast is out for more power and better performance. One of the most popular modifications for the Ford Powerstroke is adding a turbo or a supercharger. If you have added one of these options, you'll find that it's worthwhile to replace your stock intercooler with an aftermarket option.
HOW AN INTERCOOLER WORKS
When diesel turbos compress air, they also heat it. The intercooler is attached to the turbocharger and works by removing the added heat and giving the air more density before it enters the engine. Denser air has more oxygen, which improves combustion as well as engine efficiency, resulting in higher continuous power, more power, better fuel economy and lower exhaust gas temperature.
BANKS TECHNI-COOLER SYSTEM
If these benefits have you shopping for a new intercooler, I highly recommend buying a Banks Techni-Cooler System. This intercooler provides boost increase, air density increase, and better airflow that really out-shine other aftermarket intercoolers.
BOOST INCREASE - Aftermarket intercoolers should do more for your diesel engine's performance than just cool air. The Banks intercooler dominates other brands with a 45.9% boost increase over stock, giving your turbo charged engine a lot more power. Just how much more power are we talking about? Try up to 60 extra horsepower and an additional 140 ft/lbs. of torque! This massive boost increase allows your turbo or supercharger to reach higher performance levels every time you step on the gas.
AIR DENSITY INCREASE - As stated above, the whole purpose of an intercooler is to increase air density. The higher oxygen levels in the cooler air lowers EGT's, improves economy and allows for maximum power. The Techni-Cooler provides a 12.7% increase in air density, giving your engine better performance across the board.
AIRFLOW INCREASE - Intercoolers should ideally cool compressed air without blocking airflow to the radiator. While it's true that all intercoolers impede airflow, some brands block more and others block less. If an intercooler stifles airflow to the radiator, the resulting higher temperature could cause engine overheating, reducing fuel consumption and power. Air blockage can even lead to heat-related breakdowns. Instead of using the typical bar-and-plate construction, the Techni-Cooler has been built to streamline airflow through a more aerodynamic design.
Techni-Coolers are also manufactured using cast aluminum instead of welded sheet aluminum, for a superior construction and better dependability. The core surface area is an extra 25% larger than the factory intercooler, combine that with extra-large streamlined end tanks and you'll see the Banks intercooler really is built for optimizing heat transfer and maximum cooling.
To truly make the most of your diesel turbo or supercharged performance modifications, you really need to invest in an aftermarket intercooler. Backed by a two year warranty, the Banks kit includes everything needed to install your new Techni-Cooler as a direct replacement for your stock intercooler. If you are ready to make the upgrade, the Banks Techni-Cooler is sure to give you quicker throttle response, higher continuous power at any exhaust gas temperature, better economy and a more reliable ride.