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Join Date: Jun 2005
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I thought the LFP unit was nothing more than a stock replacement.
Dude, you're how many thousands upon thousands of dollars into your truck? Don't try and cheap out over a couple hundred bucks on the IC if you're going to upgrade. You can "upgrade" to the LFP that's likely nothing more than what you have now, or you can *upgrade* to the trick that is proven to cool better, flow more, it's physically larger, it's a really really nice piece. It's expensive, but grand scheme of things what's a few hundred more if you're going to spend it at all, when you've already gone that far with your truck?
Get the trick IC, get the JC midplate that opens the path up larger for the trick, I'd do those mods before doing the JC plate for the 2.6 just because the 2.6 already has a decent size plate opening. The JC KB plate will open it up more, but if you can't do both plates at once and you're looking to cheap out on the IC, I'd do the IC & midplate first and KB plate down the road.....vs a cheap IC and JC midplate & KB plate. His midplates get opened larger for the trick, so if you get the LFP one you'd have to send your plate back to him to re-machine larger when you decide you really want to do the IC correctly.
I didn't get any pass data on my trick IC, but I did get street data. After an hour of driving my stock IC would always steady state at right around 130*F. The same hour driving with my trick IC it would not go over 120*F steady state. During romps when the throttle is open and getting lots of fresh air in the IAT2 was only a couple degrees warmer than IAT1. It definitely cools better.
Side by side pic....the LFP one isn't going to be any larger than the stock since it's a stock replacement....get the good one, don't cheap out lol
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