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BILLYhoang
05-21-2007, 01:57 PM
hey wassup fellas , just wondering if anyone has heard about WWW.SPEEDMAXPERFORMANCE.COM

I saw their booth at SEMA and PRI and was very interested in their intercooler concept .

here is a brief description of their intercooler :

The Speed Max intercooler offers a unique patent pending feature that no other intercooler in the market can offer. Using a fully integrated cooling coil, the Speed Max intercooler is the first and only intercooler to allow its user to cool charge air without ambient airflow. With the use of any cooling agent the use of this intercooler can greatly reduce its temperature throughout use. Just connect your nitrous oxide, CO2, chilled water or any other agent and see horsepower gain instantly.

and here are some pics i found

Pressure drop : @ 1000 CFM , our 22x10x4.5 core had 0.72 pressure drop .


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/billyhoang/smax/pics003.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/billyhoang/smax/pics015.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/billyhoang/smax/pics013.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/billyhoang/smax/coredesign.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/billyhoang/smax/P1010029-1.jpg

their website is WWW.SPEEDMAXPERFORMANCE.COM

what do you guys think ?

BILLYhoang
05-29-2007, 12:15 PM
no input fellas ? anything ?

DCJAX
05-29-2007, 05:01 PM
Note, I'm no performance expert especially in regards to turbos but...

Concept is pretty simple, I've seen other items use a similar approach. Plenty of people use water cooled (water to air) intercoolers on the bigger turbo setups, they seem to be mostly the track guys though. I've also seen setups where small jets of N20 are sprayed onto the intercooler to really chill things down. Using compressed/liquid CO2 would have a simliar effect. I don't think something like this would be useful for mild cars, perhaps with larger turbos etc.

edit, I remember a similar product that used a sealed tube that ran into the intake area

BIMMERUSAM5
06-01-2007, 01:56 PM
Note, I'm no performance expert especially in regards to turbos but...

Concept is pretty simple, I've seen other items use a similar approach. Plenty of people use water cooled (water to air) intercoolers on the bigger turbo setups, they seem to be mostly the track guys though. I've also seen setups where small jets of N20 are sprayed onto the intercooler to really chill things down. Using compressed/liquid CO2 would have a simliar effect. I don't think something like this would be useful for mild cars, perhaps with larger turbos etc.

edit, I remember a similar product that used a sealed tube that ran into the intake area

+1 If you don't have alot of power, there is really no need for such a thing. I use nitrous oxide to spray my intercooler, but I have a big turbo, and alot of hp. It helps alot.