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FMIC Vs Stock location

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by Sip, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. WC114

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    You also have the radiator fan pulling air through as well
     
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    True - not sure how effective it is on getting air to pull through the FMIC though - but intercoolers don't need airflow when the vehicle is stopped at idle.
     
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    agree, as soon as you are over 5mph. But bumper to bumper a larger core with fans will out perform the front mount with no fans. I can find a video shortly that proves it.

    Not trying to say the larger front mount isnt all around better though and also a raptor isnt meant to sit in bumper to bumper stop and go traffic lol.
     
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    this is also a great point. Higher intake temps dont really matter if you're not under any load or boost lol
     
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    For the sake of having the best cooling for the engine itself - especially during high load towing in hot weather, I'm gonna go ahead and stick with a stock location IC, but I will get an aftermarket IC, such as Mishimoto, Whipple, CVF, etc. I also just ordered the Mishimotor radiator for my truck for even better cooling
     
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    I never had an issue with the Cobb. Even pulling a 30 foot boat in Miami weather
     
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    I've just read too many posts from guys who have had an issue when towing with a FMIC. Plus keeping one in stock location is a lot less noticeable, so less chance of having a warranty problem.
     
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    Purchased the CVF in black for my 2020 Raptor. Now just need to figure out if COBB stage 2 tune will run as efficiently with this IC vs their larger front mount. Anyone have experience with this?
     
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    The cobb will run circles around the CVF. It's much larger and has better airflow through it. Why did you get black? Coatings reduce efficiency.
     
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    Didn’t know that... that’s all they had in stock. Hmm... may return it.
     

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