120043 - IPD Performance Intercooler S60R V70R
|IPD ITEM NUMBER||120043|
|QUALITY LEVEL||BEST (BETTER THAN OE)|
|UNITS PER CAR||1|
|WARRANTY||ONE YEAR PARTS WARRANTY|
|As demonstrated in the bottom right, an inferior end tank design, commonly found on aftermarket tunbe and fin intercoolers, can directly impact the overall performance of the intercooler. When the endtank is too small and square, it creates a condition where most of the intercooler simply is not being used. Air becomes forced through a smaller part of the core. This lowers the cooling ability of the intercooler, as the majority of air goes through only a small amount of the intercooler core. Most of the intercooler is literally wasted.|
The original twin intercooler system in these models suffer from a few well known issues, number one being that it is severely undersized to provide adequate cooling of the intake air in moderate to hot driving environments. Once the temps begin to reach 70+ F, owners of these models report experiencing dramatic cuts in performance by as much as 20-25%! If you have driven your R in cool winter conditions and noticed it makes a heck of a lot more power than it does during the warmer summer months, it’s most likely because the ignition is being retarded so much to prevent detonation due to extremely high intake air temps from the heat soaked intercoolers. The manufacturer attempted to address the issue by adding a smaller auxiliary intercooler at the last minute, but in our opinion, the “ twin intercooler” design is actually less effective than the single intercooler on the T5 models due to the strange parallel plumbing design that is not conducive to airflow.
Soon after the R’s were introduced a couple of companies addressed the issue with expensive front mount intercooler kits that effectively cured the problem. They cost 2-3 times that of our all new drop in design and they also required front structural steel to be cut and modified for fitment, which most R owners were not willing to do. Late in 2010 we began developing and testing hi efficiency drop in intercooler designs that fit in the stock location and did not require any modifications to the chassis or body. Eventually we came up with an effective design at a very affordable price! More details below.
ipd’s high-flow bar and plate core design ensures maximum airflow through the intercooler and into your radiator to keep engine temperatures normal even under prolonged high load driving. Part of this is due to the aluminum bar and plate design with internal offset fin structure, which is more efficient and better at cooling than the stock tube and fin design intercoolers. Some aftermarket manufacturers also use tube and fin designs as they are cheap to make and easy to produce in large numbers. But when it comes to both performance and longevity, bar and plate is the recognized performance choice!
ipd’s cast aluminum intercooler end tanks are specifically engineered for a smooth flow of air though the entire core, utilizing it to the full extent. This is important in cooling the hot air coming out of the turbo, as the more interior surface area used, the better the cooling effect. This also reduces back pressure in the system, another key issue in intercooler performance. The cast aluminum end tanks are specifically designed and engineered for high airflow, as poorly designed end tanks cut off air flow as much as 20% on some designs we tested.
Our exclusive design also features a fully integrated boost pressure sensor / intake air sensor boss in the stock locations so there is no need to cut and splice the wiring harness or relocate these critical sensors as all other designs require.
Most importantly, the ipd high performance drop in intercooler upgrade for 2004-2007S60R and V70R models delivers the goods with an equivalent intake air temp drop that you would realize from a 40-45 degree drop in ambient temps! (AKA HUGE!) All at less than 1.2 psi pressure drop across the core.
Disclaimer: Performance products sold by IPD have not been tested or approved by any international, federal or local governing agency for street use, thus are designated for non-road or race track use only. Although every effort is made to maintain or improve upon the emissions standards and safety of your Volvo, some of our products may not be legal for street use in your region. IPD makes no claim of fitness or certification for such use and leave it up to you to research the laws of your region.
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