STOCK INTERCOOLER vs MiSHIMOTO J-LINE INTERCOOLER



2013 + Taurus SHO Intercooler Cooling Performance Comparison



A stock 2015 Taurus SHO was used in this test which compares the stock intercooler's cooling performance to the Mishimoto J-Line intercooler's cooling performance.

The Mishimoto J-Line intercooler is rated for 550 AWHP and was able to be used in this 2015 Taurus SHO by means of the S.E.P. Intercooler Piping & Mounting Kit.





The graph depicts a stock 2015 Taurus SHO completing a 0-90 MPH pull, with the ambient outside temperature at 55 degrees F. The lowest Intake air temp 2 (IAT2) seen during the pull was 111 degrees F.





The graph depicts a 2015 Taurus SHO with the Mishimoto J-Line intercooler completing a 0-90 MPH pull, with the ambient outside temperature at 60 degrees F. The lowest Intake air temp 2 (IAT2) seen during the pull was 93 degrees F. Note that the ambient outside temp for this datalog was also 5 degrees F. higher than it was for the stock intercooler test.





For a direct comparison in cooling performance provided by the two intercoolers shown in the above graphs, this single graph was created. The "Stock IC vs Mishimoto J-Line IC" graph features performance curves created from subtracting the two above graph's IAT2 temperatures from their ambient temperatures. The performance curves were then overlaid on this graph as they both feature the same MPH curve which was created from the identical 0-90 MPH pulls. The result of this comparison shows that the Mishimoto J-Line intercooler offers a significant cooling improvement over the stock intercooler. This cooling improvement can often be translated into additional HP gains as cooler IAT2 temperatures are more ideal for optimum engine performance.