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Re: IC's the long and the nerdy

Scott et al

Recently front mounted a 5000 intercooler on my '83TQC. If I'm not mistaken I'm 
seeing a singnificant decrease in air flow efficiency at high rpm as compared to 
the stock aluminum unit that was mounted low behind the air dam.  This opnion 
comes by way of noticeable flat spot as I spool up the turbo.

I haven't had time to do any nitty gritty analysis yet. I'm thinking it might 
also be the way I've run hoses. Perhaps some harmonics etc. 

Regardless, I know that many of my attempts to home brew changes in a well 
engineered system very often negates any apparent benefit I anticipated. 

Does anyone out there have specs on flow efficiency of the 5000 IC vs the TQC 
IC?  Let me know.

Paul A. Caouette
Partners for Community Development
Denver, Colorado
 83 TQC with 207k & Still Going
 85 4000Q 
And Many past Audis Gone but not Forgotten