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As the title states Im currently tuned on the stock intercooler.

Im currently monitoring on my accessport the IAT temp, comp inlet temp, and charge air temp.

What values/temperatures should i watch for? What do you not want to see on any of these temps?

Thanks for any input
 

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I am not sure what a comp inlet temp is.

But the intake air temperature, obviously is before the turbo and and charge air temperature is after the intercooler before the intake. You want the temperatures after the intercooler to be as close to inlet temperatures as possible.

The higher the temps after the intercooler, the less efficient and less horsepower you get. The lower the temp, more power.

When I had a stock intercooler, my charge air temp was about 20-30 degrees above intake air temps. After I installed my aftermarket intercooler, the temps dropped to either match the IAT or only a few degrees above.

There is no real specification for these temps.
 

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Comp inlet is the temperture entering the the compressor.

I think ill just break down and buy an intercooler, I was trying to justify buying a downpipe first but there really is no way around the intercooler needing upgrading first. Especially here in Houston
 

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Comp inlet is the temperture entering the the compressor.

I think ill just break down and buy an intercooler, I was trying to justify buying a downpipe first but there really is no way around the intercooler needing upgrading first. Especially here in Houston

Intercooler before anything else, you'll quickly see why when that summer heat rolls back around.
 

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Comp inlet is the temperture entering the the compressor.

I think ill just break down and buy an intercooler, I was trying to justify buying a downpipe first but there really is no way around the intercooler needing upgrading first. Especially here in Houston
There is no temperature sensor at or near the compressor. The only temperature sensor before the turbo is the Intake Air Temperature Sensor at the air box.

And agree on the intercooler before the down pipe.
 

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After installing stratified 93 0ts tune charge temps match air coming in if not lower on stock fmic.

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Comp inlet is the temperture entering the the compressor.

I think ill just break down and buy an intercooler, I was trying to justify buying a downpipe first but there really is no way around the intercooler needing upgrading first. Especially here in Houston
I'm in the Houston area too. Hoping I can swing an intercooler upgrade before the summer rolls along
 

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Charge air and intake temp are good to watch. I also watch coolant and oil temp to make sure my car is warm before I boost much. Coolant and oil are also good to make sure the car doesn't overheat. This was advice given to me by Justin at freektune when we were having a conversation about the engine failures seen on this forum. Obviously this is more of an issue in the summer, but nonetheless important to make sure your car is warm.
 

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Also you can buy a downpipe and run a defouler and stage 1 until you get an intercooler, then go straight to stage 3 once the intercooler is in.
 
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