Originally Posted by dsmdeliveryboy
I've also heard people switching out from a ETS core to a Buschur core and gaining 40whp. I'll find the video.
If your talking about the Big Al video, that was a huge marketing ploy by him to try to hurt our business, but in reality all he did was help us out while looking very arrogant.
I will give you a little break down about that video.
The customer specified we build the intercooler with a Garrett core, not ETS core. The core used was a 4.5" core per his specifications. We don't even make a 4.5" core, only 4" and 5" thick.
The core buschur tested it against was his 3.8" core that he said made a bunch more power. The funny part about all this is it's not even our core for 1 and 2 he now offers a core called the BFIC which is a 4.5" garrett core that he said makes less power and charges more.
Those are the facts behind the video.
I'm going to go a step further and show you the internal differences and external between our core and Garrett.
Garrett Core on top ETS Core on bottom. (You tell me which one flows better)
Picture of the front so you can tell it's a Garrett Core.
The picture above shows our redesigned cores with the smaller charge rows vs the garrett intercooler. Most DSM guys know that the Garrett cores are prone to overheating the radiator since they do not let enough air through to the radiator.
This picture illustrates the difference between our fin pack and Garrett. We use smaller charge rows but a less dense fin pack to allow more air through core while maintaining great heat transfer due to the extra heat transfer plates we have by having more charge rows. (this is the plate on the top and bottom of the charge row where heat transfer takes place)
By having more charge rows we can loosen up the internal fin pack which gives us less pressure drop while still maintaining optimal heat transfer area with the extra charge rows.
Our cores use an offset and staggered fin pack which forces air to split multiple times prior to leaving (resulting in lower intake air temps). This is very important vs the ebay intercoolers which have straight through internal fins and the air passes direcetly through the intercooler. (higer intake air temps)
We build and manufacturer our products in house.
In House CNC Mandrel Bender
We do full time production work with 14 people on staff in a 10,000 sqft facility. The pictures only show the aluminum area, but we have a sales office, stainless steel area, manifold building area, shipping area, R&D area, plus storage.
Any other questions, let us know!