Given the choice of aircon or supercharger I'd go with power every time! Sounds like an interesting project thanks for the inspirational heads up!https://i.postimg.cc/50GHNtF7/64856304-10219475132778430-42313468044378112-n.jpg
This is a project from another guy, maybe this gives you ideas lol
So dude took a 1.6 engine, diesel, bore it to 1.7, put bigger pistons, new sleeves, where the ac was now stands a supercharger that feeds a big turbocharger. This is the engine i got in my car and im sitting here just looking how the dude did the whole thing. I probably missed a lot of details, just a disclaimer.
Given the choice of aircon or supercharger I'd go with power every time! Sounds like an interesting project thanks for the inspirational heads up!
She’s running sweet as a nut..my friend expected some small teething issues regarding the boost pipes..
An intercooler warms up as it works, the larger it is means it can stay cooler for longer. Add in the extra distance the air has to go, the additional turbulance and you have a need to match intercooler size with requirements for it to stay cool for longer.
Rule of thumb I use is 3 litres of intercooler capacity per 100bhp.
Water or methanol injected on the intercooler can also help to keep it cool and I've seen this done where space was limited for a larger intercooler.
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I’ve no idea on specifics but the standard turbo will have to fill a larger area which may reduce the effects of the boost that reaches the throttle body?..some may argue it could increase turbo lag where some may say you’ll see around a 5-10% increase in power?..I personally wouldn’t upgrade the intercooler without also upgrading the turbo..but I’m no master on the subject...my car made 40BHP more over stock with the remap alone ..the turbo and intercooler upgrade then took that to just over 100BHP above stock..
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