October 05, 2009
A lot of guys claim their intercoolers are the best. But do they have the guts to test their product against its toughest rival? Banks has. We discovered that no other product delivers charge air power like our newest Techni-Cooler does in all three of these critical areas.
Boost gain over stock. If an aftermarket intercooler can't deliver a boost increase over the stock unit, there's no point in taking it out of the box. Techni-Cooler delivered over ½ pound more boost!
Air density increase. It's Mechanical Engineering 101. Cold, dense intake air means more oxygen and lower EGT's. It improves economy and unlocks your fuel's power making ability. Techni-Cooler delivered over 5% more air density!
Improved airflow though to the radiator. Super-thick intercoolers block vital airflow to the vehicle radiator, resulting in high temps that cause the ECU to cut back fuel, leaving you with de-rated power and heat-related breakdowns. Techni-Cooler delivered over 14% more flow without starving the airflow to the radiator!
That's what you call a win-win-win situation. Banks 6.4L Power Stroke Techni-Cooler is the only unit that's been tested and proven to beat the competition on all three counts.
Banks Techni-Cooler for the 6.4L Power Stroke produces quicker throttle response, higher continuous power at any exhaust gas temperature, better economy and a more reliable rig. It's the best aftermarket improvement you can make, especially if you climb steep hills or do heavy-duty towing.
It's easy to see how Banks Techni-Cooler (center) does the optimum job of cooling incoming boosted air without losing pressure or starving radiator airflow when compared to another aftermarket intercooler (bottom) and the stock unit (top).
The crude bar-and-plate cores used by the competition impede flow to the radiator due to sloppy aerodynamics.
CFD designed, rugged cast aluminum end tanks insure durability and slick air flow. The same can't be said for welded-up sheet tanks. Air doesn't flow well with square corners, and the welds break at high boost when performance is needed the most.
Our Techni-Coolers for the 6.4L Power Stroke are built right from the start with high-flow streamlined cast aluminum end tanks, and formed tube construction for better air flow to other vital cooling systems. We could have used welded up sheet aluminum end tanks and crude bar-and-plate cores like the other guys, but that’s just cheap, shoddy “backyard” construction. It’s not good engineering and it’s not the way we do things at Banks.
Compare prices and you’ll see that even with its vastly superior construction and performance, Techni-Cooler is priced lower than many of our competitors. Put it all together, engineering, efficiency, economy and you’ll see that going with Banks Techni-Cooler is hands down the best choice.
For 51 years we’ve engineered equipment to endure…and to win. Now you can own a piece of that. Every Banks speed record, national and world racing title, and every Banks product is the result of our burning desire to kick ass in our industry.
How cool! Banks goes up against stock and the competition's intercoolers on the chassis dyno. Guess who can't be beat?
Please note: The 6.4L Techni-Cooler is currently only available for the 2008 model.
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