Griff,Originally posted by Griff
I was only saying to increase the boost from the stock 5# to 6#. I don't think this would create any problems. The only problem with spinning the 177 blower faster is that the heat created can overcome the gains from the boost. Thus the intercooler to keep the air charge temp down.
Adding just an intercooler without increasing boost will probably still get him to the 550hp. I'd check with Whipple and see what they say about HP gains with their intercooler. It is trick, but about twice the $$$$$ of a superchiller. Also, it only adds 1" to the overall height.
Thats what they did on my motor. They put a smaller pulley on to up the boost. The chiller helps keep the heat down. But like I said, I don't have any scoops so I need the extra cooling.