Join Date: Jun 2001
fade2grey, isn't it the opposite way? The water in the chargecooler system accumulates heat. Anyway one of the major advantages of that system is the possibvility to shorten the intake ducting considerably and thereby decreasing the volume between turbo and intake valves. Which in turn impoves the throttle response a lot. I would go for only the chargecooler of the reason mentioned above. I wrote Pace a mail a while ago and they promised three cores would be enough for up to 300 hps. Another solution that I have seen on an Integrale is the use of a Lotus Esprit chargecooler. Nice, but hard to fit in a Q4. Perhaps possible if you moe the battery to the boot.
The heavily modified swedish Q4 -93 with wide wheel arches front has a nice front mounted IC and if you want to see a picture of it just send me a mail. The problem with that installation was the font bumper beam that had to be “modified”.