The Garrett intercooler is raised into place. Even though it is a lot bigger than the stock unit, with the shutter assembly gone, it goes right into place and fits exactly into the rubber vibration absorbing OEM mounts. Thanks to the great design of the Garrett intercoooler this part of the process is super simple.
The lower core support is bolted into place and the charge pipes are hooked up just like stock.
With the new intercooler in place, it’s time to put the bumper and trim back in place.
The bumper and trim and bolted back in place in reverse order of the disassembly.
The new Garrett intercooler is looking pretty impressive in there! This is going to make a serious difference in charge air temperature.
We ran the truck with the Garrett intercooler using the same protocol as our original test. We also uploaded the OEM tune and put the license plate back on. The difference in charge air temps was impressive! Once the system heat soaked and stabilized our median charge air temps were now 118 degrees, a 57-degree improvement over stock!
The Garrett intercooler upgrade for the Ford EcoBoost F-150 makes a huge difference in air charge temps, is easy to install and fits perfectly. If you have stock turbos with a tune that increases boost the use of an upgraded intercooler is extremely important due to the high charge temperatures that the stock turbos make with higher than stock boost. The Garrett intercooler is a perfect choice.