7.3 Powerstroke Intercoolers, Pipes and Boot Upgrades 1999-2003
Intercooler upgrades and modifications including Boots, Pipes, and larger performance intercoolers kits. Intercoolers offer more power by cooling the hot compressed air coming from the turbo. The best performance intercoolers can cool this air down substantially and increase performance by providing more oxygen dense air. Intercooler Boots upgrades from tears and leaks. 7.3 Intercooler boots over time tear or blow during high boost levels leaving you unaware of a boost leak and performance loss. Thicker intercooler boots and stronger clamps provide confidence when towing or during performance runs. Oil resistant high performance boot kits are always good upgrades. Intercooler Pipe upgrades for more flow and less resistant to failure. 7.3 Intercooler pipes over time due to the vibration of the engine can wear holes and leak precious boost. The poor factory indexing of the driver's intercooler pipe left it rubbing on the power steering reservoir creating a tear or hole in this pipe. Intercooler pipe upgrades and re-indexing can solve this problem. Thicker high flow intercooler pipes can provide a must long life and better performance.