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Okay so I have some general knowledge about cars.

I have a 2000 ford mustang v6 and I was wondering one thing. Could you install a small intercooler in the fender to improve horsepower even more with my new cai?
Now given, the intercooler would have to be small to fit in the fender, my first thought is that it won't help any because it'd have to be so small. But I just thought I'd bounce an idea around.

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Don't do it, waste of time...

I've seen 2-3 "ricers" that have done it though, isn't an intercooler, hell they even make a kit for it!



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That won't do any good at all.

If you're drawing air from the fender then you're already drawing fender temp air. You can't expect an intercooler to cool air to a cooler temperature than what it's exposed to.

CAIs don't really give much gain anyways.
 

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Don't do it, waste of time...

I've seen 2-3 "ricers" that have done it though, isn't an intercooler, hell they even make a kit for it!
That's JDM as phuck, yo.

But yeah. Your LMTD (log mean temp delta) across one of those will be zero, because your cross flow temp is the same as your inlet flow. No delta, no heat transfer. If anything you'll lose out from more inlet restriction.

Analogy; It would be like trying to cool fried chicken with hot oil.
 
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