After months of engineering and development, cp-e™ is proud to release the ΔCore Front Mount Intercooler for the F-150 3.5L EcoBoost. The stock intercooler does an excellent job for the everyday driver that doesn’t want to modify their car. However, once you find that itch to go faster, the intercooler is a must have modification.
F-150 3.5L FMIC Features
- 20.00″ x 9.50″ x 7.00″ Core Size
- Low Turbulence End Tank Design
- Minimal Pressure Drop
- Maximized Core Design
- Substantially Lower & More Consistent Charge Temps
- Bolt-in Design, No Vehicle Modification Needed
- Fully Cast End-Tanks
- CNC cut and bent brackets
F-150 3.5L EcoBoost FMIC Design
cp-e™ started off by determining the maximum size core that could fit without major modification to the vehicle. After removing the active grill shutters, and squeezing big hands in tight spaces, cp-e™ developed the largest core available to the market, a 20” x 9.5” x 7” monster! This core uses the bar and plate design to help ensure a high level of efficiency.
cp-e™ then set their sights on the endtanks, developing a design that not only encloses the monstrous core, but also requires no cutting, no drilling, and no permanent modification to the vehicle. With the laser cut brackets, the intercooler will mount in the stock location while matching up to the stock intercooler piping. Customers can now upgrade their piping when their power demands need it and modify in smaller increments.
F-150 3.5L EcoBoost FMIC Endtanks
As always, the cp-e™ intercooler includes cast endtanks that are welded and pressure tested with the core. What sets these endtanks from the rest is the engineering behind their shape and internal design. Hours of design and computer flow diagrams have been put into the tanks’ design to virtually eliminate turbulence within them. Many times, upgrading an intercooler causes increased turbo-lag, and an overall pressure loss. This is because of the large size of the core and the turbulence within the endtanks. By designing the endtanks to be smaller, and more efficient cp-e™ has found a way to minimalize turbulence in order to keep the drivability of the car high, while still enlarging the intercooler drastically.
The internal design of the endtanks directs the air to bring the most optimal airflow as well as an even distribution throughout the core. In intercoolers, the back half of the core only does 25% of the cooling. The endtanks have been designed to direct the air properly into the core for the most even cooling, giving the vehicle the most consistent conditions going into the engine.
F-150 3.5L EcoBoost FMIC Highlights
Fully Optimized Core Size
In order to build one of the most efficient intercooler designs possible, cp-e set out to make the largest core available. To accomplish this, we’ve maximized every single square inch of usable space behind the bumper. This is evident in the core design with recesses for a perfect fit, yet largest size physically possible without permanent modification to the vehicle.
Fully Cast Endtanks
When durability and high horsepower are the main goals, nothing beats casting. Cut and weld sections just don’t have close to the reliability of a cast piece. The problem is that casting is too expensive and out of reach for many manufacturers.
With the ultimate product as our end goal, we only accept fully cast end tanks for all of our front mount intercoolers.
Turbulence Reduction Fins
When creating an intercooler, the goal is to maximize size, while not increasing pressure drop. Larger cores almost always exhibit some form of pressure drop, due to the massive turbulence in a large core. cp-e™ has engineered a way around this by adding our carefully calculated turbulence reduction fins to smooth out the airflow from the end tanks to the main core.
In the real world this translates to extraordinarily low pressure drop and no loss in spool times.
Not California emissions compliant | No implied CARB certification | Off-road use only
CALIFORNIA WARNING:Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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Posted by Custom Performance Engineering on Thursday, October 31, 2019