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Would anyone be interested in a small group buy of Trick Intercoolers?

I spoke with them and they can do 900 shipped if 5 or more a purchased. Saves about 50 bucks they are regularly 925 plus shipping. If you do not need adapter plate and run one of JCs plates that are designed for trick Intercooler take another 25 off.

I am just seeing if anyone would be interested. If this is the wrong area or not allowed here please let me know. I see people asking about them from time to time so wanted to check.

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I’m interested but will have to catch the next one.
 

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Yeah I was hoping for more said they don’t have a lot of markup in them.
 

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Yeh I’m down for one. $50 isn’t really a big savings. But understand about the markup. Gotta make money on their side. But I do have a question. Is their website down? I’ve been trying to find it online
 

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Whats wrong with the LFP intercooler? Thats the one I have and it seems to work fine. Plus its only $700 (or less, they're open to negotiation). Its dual pass, which as far as I'm concerned is superior to a single pass. Just gotta make sure you have a decent pump (I run an AMG Mercedes pump). The only negative I have with it is that they neck down the hose connections to fit the stock 5/8" hoses, but since they're custom made, I would think keeping them at 3/4 like the Trick would be a non-issue.
 

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The Trick is a 11 row single pass with 3/4"
LFP is more of a stock replacement.
I don't see Single pass as a positive at all. In fact, according to multiple sites, single pass would be a street replacement, where double or triple pass would be more for race use.

LFP is also a 3/4", except for the ends of the tubes which are necked down for the stock lines.

Again, I don't see where Trick is better.
 

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I don't see Single pass as a positive at all. In fact, according to multiple sites, single pass would be a street replacement, where double or triple pass would be more for race use.

LFP is also a 3/4", except for the ends of the tubes which are necked down for the stock lines.

Again, I don't see where Trick is better.
What do you mean necked down ?
 

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What do you mean necked down ?
if you look at the picture on their site, they braise 5/8” pipe to the top of the 3/4” so that you can use the stock lines. I noticed it when I was doing my blower swap, and really wish I had cut it off. I can only MIG weld though and aluminum doesn’t MIG weld great.

 

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I am not going to bash the LFP but it has been the consensus for as long as I can remember that the Trick intercooler was the best option available. I would suspect the LFP is better than stock be nice to test them side by side. I would think Trick would not sell many if the LFP was better and cheaper. would like to hear from others running LFP or perhaps have had both and can comment on this.

Glad you are happy with yours did you get before and after tests of temps to see the improvemen?
 

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I am not going to bash the LFP but it has been the consensus for as long as I can remember that the Trick intercooler was the best option available. I would suspect the LFP is better than stock be nice to test them side by side. I would think Trick would not sell many if the LFP was better and cheaper. would like to hear from others running LFP or perhaps have had both and can comment on this.

Glad you are happy with yours did you get before and after tests of temps to see the improvemen?
I got no testing done. The stock one was leaking into the motor when I got the truck, so I just replaced it. I considered the LFP to be the better choice because it’s a dual pass vs the single pass. I was always taught that the more passes the better, like stated in my link above. Trick is claiming the opposite which seems counter intuitive to me.
 

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Honestly ive always wondered how its a single pass if the inward line and outward line are the same as stock.... if its a true single pass wld it not come in the back and go out the front or viseversa? How is it a single when everything else is a double(duel) pass?
 

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Whats wrong with the LFP intercooler? Thats the one I have and it seems to work fine. Plus its only $700 (or less, they're open to negotiation). Its dual pass, which as far as I'm concerned is superior to a single pass. Just gotta make sure you have a decent pump (I run an AMG Mercedes pump). The only negative I have with it is that they neck down the hose connections to fit the stock 5/8" hoses, but since they're custom made, I would think keeping them at 3/4 like the Trick would be a non-issue.


A single pass is much less restrictive. The coolant will circulate more times per pass. Which makes the use of ice much more effective.
 

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A single pass is much less restrictive. The coolant will circulate more times per pass. Which makes the use of ice much more effective.
It needs to circulate more times per pass because it’s only going through once. That limits heat transfer.
 

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That's a good thing though. I wish group buys would stop and people would just save a little smarter and longer and pay full price. Our platform is dying.
That is an interesting way to look at group buys. Coming from a background managing a custom fabrication shop I know that being able to make multiples of the same product at the same time is more profitable then making that same number of products over several months one at a time as people “save” up enough money to buy at regular price. We apply a discount when people order more then 1 at a time and this same method applies here. These jobs we actually make more profit margin on even with giving a discount. So based on my background I think if anything group buys help the companies doing them. They told me a quantity and price I did not beat them up on it just know how quantity orders can be beneficial for everyone with custom fabricated parts that are made when ordered and not stocked.
 
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