Well fellers, it'* a bust. I'll start taking it off after final testing tomorrow.
Kidding. She'* a winner for sure. I'd say this can stay long-term:
50 degree F ambient temps.
Cruising at 65mph with cruise set, Intercooler runs 15 degrees cooler than without.
Extended half-boost runs (5 miles at a time) in second gear at 65mph drops 20-25 degrees.
1/8 mile WOT sprints drop 30-35 degrees.
And that'* still full of micro-bubbles. The pump stuirs the **** up good in there. Chops them bubbles up and blends them well. In time, they'll all be gone and it'll be more efficient.
The reason high boost runs show a bigger gain is primarily because that'* the only test I ran that actually flows ALL the air through the core. The rest of the time I was at least partially bypassed, which actually misses the core.
My GOAL all along was 30 degrees. I'd call it a success (the Admins know this from a hidden topic from some time ago) if it achieved 20 degrees (considering the cost, that'* not bad). I'm sitting right now about half the efficiency of the ZZP SSIC which is all I really need, and why I could get away with this. I ran a 2.2" pulley last year with zero KR (but chose the 2.3" and more timing for competition). This should be all I need to run the 2.2" with more timing, or 2.0" pulley with the same timing as last year.