Ok... I'll start with an 'easy' one....
Only if you are running a poorly designed system with a big delta p across the heat exchanger. With the poor efficiency of a supercharger, it is really needed.Chunger said:That's not always true...
Boost loss could equal or be greater than gains of cooling in certain cases.
Anyone with a S/C using one? How much boost/type of cooling?
What is very interesting about positive displacement superchargers (like a Roots style blower), is that the relationship between supercharger inlet air density and intake manifold density is solely a function of the displacement, speed, and volumetric efficiency of the engine and the supercharger. It is entirely independant of the pressure and temperature drop of the plumbing system.morepower2 said:
Only if you are running a poorly designed system with a big delta p across the heat exchanger. With the poor efficiency of a supercharger, it is really needed.
It is easy to calculate the difference in air density accross the heat exchager tro know for sure if you can measure temp and pressure in and out of it.
The cool thing is that it is much easier on a vortech than on a roots type blower due to how it is all packaged.Chunger said:Coolness... Looks like I have an aftercooler project for this summer on my Vortech. Thanks folks.
It was too busy at Stillen's Open House Day...morepower2 said:
Any dyno numbers yet?
It was too busy at Stillen's Open House Day...
Besides... I want to put in my homemade CAI (sitting around too) before so I have a good baseline... One of our other members dyno'd at 249hp FWHP... with virtually the same setup (except he has the V1)
If I am understanding this correctly, this would mean that given a set air charge density and pressure, once cooled, the density increases and the boost decreases correspondingly.ClassicSE-R said:boost pressure will drop in response to reduced intake manifold temperature. This is not due to pressure loss in the intercooler (although that is what it is commonly attributed to). It is a attibute of a constant-displacement machine.