With the intercooler’s support unbolted it can easily be lowered and removed from the vehicle.
The compressor bypass valve is then removed from the stock intercooler in preparation to be transplanted onto the new Garrett piece.
The OEM compressor bypass valve fits into place and bolts right onto the new Garrett intercooler with zero issues. The stock rubber mounts also transfer over with no modifications needed.
Comparing the stock intercooler to the Garrett side by side you can clearly see the massive difference in size between the two. You can also appreciate the smoother design of the end-tanks which will surely help improve flow.
The thickness difference of the cores is obviously different too! Look at how thick the Garrett core is compared to the stock part.
The OEM hose elbows that attach to the inlet and outlet sides of the stock intercooler are bespoke parts unique to the F-150 and have a built-in o-rings and quick disconnect locks to ensure a leak-free connection. The Garrett intercooler matches right up and the elbows secure with a nice locking click.