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Has anyone done any testing on the Treadstone cores vs a Garrett or Spearco? Looking to get rid of the eBay intercooler and move into something a little more efficient for my single 84MM ET-R setup. Currently running a 24x12x4" coore, I have about another .5" of thickness to work with, and plenty of room to go verticaly and horizontally.

What I was looking at from Treadstone:
http://www.treadstoneperformance.com/product.phtml?p=69394&cat_key=63&prodname=TR1245-28+1200hp
http://www.treadstoneperformance.co...63&prodname=TRV259+Series+Intercooler++1300HP
 

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The treadstoned cores are identical to the cxracing eBay cores. The tubulator density is non existent . Nothing like a garrett
 

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Garrett cores are VERY efficient. That core is rated at 950hp.....and Garrett underrates their cores. You could prolly tack on another 200hp on top of that real easy
 

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The treadstoned cores are identical to the cxracing eBay cores. The tubulator density is non existent . Nothing like a garrett
I don't really agree with that. Guess it depends how bad your china cooler is. This is the EMUSA 32x12x4 IC.

I've had them side by side and there was a big difference with mine at least.



China



Treadstone

This is an image from their website. Mine the same, but didn't get a pic. You can see the fin density is greater in the treadstone anyway.




Seems to have made a big difference on my car. Haven't been back to the track yet, and I changed from an LS1 to an LS6 intake at the same time so I won't have a good comparison.
 

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The tube core you picture is absolute junk.

I am talking the CX racing cores vs treadstone. They are nothing like a garrett
 

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Heres a comparison from a treadstone core to a Garrett core.

Got results from the Garrett swap. Went from a Treadstone 25x9x3.5 to a Garrett 24.25x10x4.5. I used two garrett cores welded together part number 703521-6003.

Treadstone
17psi it gained 50* on a pull to 150mph
24psi it gained 80*

Garrett
18psi it gained 18*
26psi it gained 27*
31psi it gained 30*

 

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As I said in my first post... CX racing....


The CX/treastone don't have shit for pressure drop but suck ass thermally
I'm not saying treadstone stuff ranks with garrett/bell cores. But it is not the same as CXracing. (that I've seen anyway)

The CX have shown a much higher pressure drop than the TS units. They also have a less dense core and don't have staggered internal fins.

Heres is the popular 31x12x4 CXracing core many use. It's nothing like the TS core.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CXRacing-UN...Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d15f34eb0&vxp=mtr




Better shot of the TS core...
 

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Bs I've had the CX and treadstone side by side. Get your caliper out.

They are virtually the same. The treadstone has nicer end tanks that's it
 

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Here is a pic of a Bell core vs a Garrett core. The Bell core cant even keep up with a Garrett of equal size. IMO nothing compares to a Garrett core.
 

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Truth. The pictures don't even do justice for the garrett tubulators

I'd show actual measurements of the CX vs the treadstone. But I sold the overpriced china cooler (ts)
 

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I run a treadstone and it has been pretty good. I never log IAT but car does pick up huge power when ambient air is cooler which leads me to believe it could be holding me back. I think treadstone is still the best of the cheap. Forcefed I bet you still pick up that last core looks like the worst of the worst lol
 

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I ran the Treadstone TRV25 in my chevelle, street use only, and my IAT's never went over 95 degrees-normal street use wont be like making a blast down the 1/4, but your not seeing the boost either as long-well, maybe not, lol
Nobody can dispute Stock48's results with the Treadstone, lol, esp. if they watched Drag Week
 

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We went 7.80 @ 182 at 3550 lbs with a pair of 67mm pte's thru a treadstone core and never got more than 25* above ambient.... Not saying the treadstone cores are the best but they are far from the worst..
 
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