Intercooler with No Boost? How does an intercooler effect NA power

  • Published on Mar 24, 2019
  • This beautiful Rsx rolled in the door for a tune and after working hard to figure out why it can barely breath we find the intercooler is connected with no turbo or supercharger we find out what it does to the power it can make.
    This RsX has every bolt on including
    Rbc intake manifold skunk2 70mm throttle body full intake and yonaka exhaust and header with a pair of skunk2 drop in cams. For fuel system it has Acura RDX injectors a 340 fuel pump and a Hondata kpro ecu. The results are awesome! Thanks for watching guys make sure to check out our sponsors .
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Comments • 678

  • Mtesahole
    Mtesahole 15 hours ago

    Why would you even try to do that so restrictive some people

  • DailyDriven 23
    DailyDriven 23 Day ago

    Sounds so nice at high revs

  • Prelude Dude Si
    Prelude Dude Si 3 days ago

    That can crusher is bad ass, that type R came to life, sounds killer too

  • hertzer2000
    hertzer2000 4 days ago

    Reminds me of tuning on Gran Turismo on a little cheap car. Spend thousands for 100hp. :(

  • Herp Derp
    Herp Derp 4 days ago

    Intake temp is intake temp. Having an intercooler has nothing to do with NA or boost. Its just needed by boosted applications to keep the intake temp down because the turbo system naturally runs hot..... because it uses exhaust. So an intercooler would benifit ANY engine.

  • Ppv Murica
    Ppv Murica 4 days ago

    20 min video of shit talkin

  • Kade Lubensky
    Kade Lubensky 5 days ago

    What if you had a intercooler sprayer filled with alcohol

  • Dirk Diggler
    Dirk Diggler 5 days ago

    Why choke a N/A car with a Intercooler??Need that airflow boys

  • david opitz
    david opitz 5 days ago

    affect power not effect

    • PFI Speed
      PFI Speed  5 days ago

      Too funny, I had it affect and I swapped it never thought to just confirm it . Had another comment just like this so I changed it 😂🤙🏼 just have to smile.

  • Tennesseedirtrider
    Tennesseedirtrider 5 days ago

    So this would also prove that intercoolers play a huge part in forced induction.. don't cheap out on your intercooler.

  • Uncertain Tunafish
    Uncertain Tunafish 5 days ago

    I am comment 666

  • Kodi Kash
    Kodi Kash 6 days ago +1

    Brent you are the coolest dude. Your smile is infectious and the passion you have for cars inspires me. Thanks buddy!

  • Bailey Nguyen
    Bailey Nguyen 6 days ago

    Fake Type R badges 😴😴

  • James Armold
    James Armold 6 days ago

    when yal gonna build jamie a car, im a jamie so im thinking about my boy jamie, plus i like jamie a lot hes cool as hell

  • Michael Beals
    Michael Beals 7 days ago

    I was thinking about this the other day tbh😂😂

  • FishRSA
    FishRSA 7 days ago

    i had a diesel mazda with an intercooler that made 211kw with a turbo but only made 89kw without the turbo and with a slightly more restrictive exhaust manifold

  • UnitedKingdomRC
    UnitedKingdomRC 7 days ago

    That car does not deserve a type r badge, it's looks trashy.

  • James Lee
    James Lee 8 days ago

    Should of used it as a cold air intake cooler :)

  • Victor dARKO
    Victor dARKO 8 days ago +1

    Still don’t understand why people put the Type R badge and the Red Honda Type R badge.
    It’s not a type r, never will be, its an Acura RSX. I’m cool with switching the Acura badge to a regular Honda badge but not a type R. Like it’s a nice car as is. Why you want it to look like a poser?
    Ps I have a RSX Type s. So not hate on the car itself

  • Jose Camacho
    Jose Camacho 8 days ago

    That “Rad” movie poster is awesome. 👍🏽

  • Mikel Bentley
    Mikel Bentley 8 days ago

    That's like using a garbage bag for an air filter

  • Mango wishes
    Mango wishes 8 days ago

    But on need for speed it adds 50hp :(

  • BeamRider100
    BeamRider100 9 days ago

    Was a regular 2 inch inlet and 3 inch outlet bar and plate intercooler ? or a little thingy ?

  • zach daquila
    zach daquila 9 days ago


  • DKP Productions
    DKP Productions 9 days ago

    that rear view mirror tho

  • JoeyBeanz
    JoeyBeanz 9 days ago +2

    the honda integra type r badges on an rsx is so cringey

    • Elder God
      Elder God 6 days ago +1

      I mean i get why some people do it because it is an integra but its stupid leave the rsx badges on the car anyone who actually cares about cars knows that rsx's are integra's i wouldnt swap badges on my rsx

    • Victor dARKO
      Victor dARKO 8 days ago

      JoeyBeanz haha I just commented about that. Hate that people do that. Makes the car look like a straight poser ricer. Leave it as it is, it’s an Acura RSX, which is a good car.

  • Aneronix -
    Aneronix - 9 days ago


    • PFI Speed
      PFI Speed  9 days ago

      Officer it seemed important 😉

    • Aneronix -
      Aneronix - 9 days ago +1

      PFI Speed aren’t you guys busy tearing up Cletus and cars. How do you have time to respond to my grammar police?

    • PFI Speed
      PFI Speed  9 days ago +1

      My man

  • Jack Pepal
    Jack Pepal 9 days ago +2

    I haven't watched the whole video yet but wouldn't it lose power cause it's more restricted. Turbos push air through it but the engine would have to work harder to suck it in

  • Rich Eager
    Rich Eager 10 days ago

    CX Racing intercoolers are very restrictive. Cheap made in China. Buy a Precision or a Spearco.

  • Chevy sucks
    Chevy sucks 10 days ago +1

    What a dum ass rice. Who puts a intercooler on before the turbo. Lol it was rice for sure

  • Rust Belt Auto
    Rust Belt Auto 13 days ago

    Next up... Piping your cold air intake to your air conditioner. Seriously, I watched the first 6 seconds, and read the first 10 comments. DONE!

  • NineEleven1
    NineEleven1 19 days ago

    Is that whp? 230 whp seems a bit much right

    • PFI Speed
      PFI Speed  19 days ago

      That’s wheel hp, they def have a lot of potential

  • Jeremy Rocks
    Jeremy Rocks 19 days ago +1

    My engine can’t breathe!! 🤣🤣🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

  • E B
    E B 19 days ago


    KENNY NOLIN 19 days ago +2

    Skunk2 one of the most over rated products

  • James Demonson
    James Demonson 19 days ago

    With the intercooler he still squeezed a good amount of power that alone was impressive but the face he made when the first run hit he was like "no way" great video

  • Rich Heller
    Rich Heller 19 days ago

    Would an ice cooled intake box make power

  • Wayne Au
    Wayne Au 20 days ago

    from malaysia ! wish to learn tuning from you email me if you like to help me out please🤣 thanks you

  • christian reyes
    christian reyes 20 days ago

    I miss my type s engine sounds hella good , good ol vtec

  • mitsumike 6g72
    mitsumike 6g72 20 days ago

    I really don't see how anyone else is not completely outraged that these people that work in the automotive industry didn't see that as a red flag instantly you have a non-turbo car but and intercooler what good does that do you just put the world's longest most restrictive air intake on your car especially in a dino situation where there's no air meeting your fucking car you're literally sucking in all the air that was already in the piping

  • kwasg3
    kwasg3 20 days ago

    So somewhere here on Ytubeland there is a video where Gale Banks did an intercooler for a NA corvette that was a land speed car. He found it helped above like 130 because he had some help from a positive pressure airbox that made up for pumping losses created by the intercooler, and the setup did bleed some temp out of the closed hood intake temps. But otherwise for the street, ya its a big restricter. Would be interested to know WOT MAP KPa near redline with and without intercooler, that would tell the story. On the flipside, this is the perfect way to test which intercooler setup (tank shape and piping included) flows more and therefor is a better choice for boost. Pumping losses are pumping losses. Also, it would be interesting to log intake chamber air temp while cruising down the highway, where partially closed throttle dominates the pumping losses, I bet it gets significantly better (10%?) gas mileage from cooler air charge to cylinders. Ya I know probably not important here..

  • Anthony Jones
    Anthony Jones 21 day ago

    I thought this was an april fools post.🤣

  • Carlos Rivera
    Carlos Rivera 21 day ago +4

    Would love to see Brent and Nads from Hoonigans have a Honda Afternoon, would learn so much

  • Chevy LS3
    Chevy LS3 21 day ago

    C'mon. that's a fart can 🥫

  • Kenith McIntosh
    Kenith McIntosh 21 day ago

    He clearly states the intercooler is for later but the people in the comment section are toxic...

    • Bryce Ocain
      Bryce Ocain 21 day ago

      Kenith McIntosh why would you put on an intercooler for later? Technically you can run a supercharger without one so wouldn’t you put that on first.. seems stupid to pay to put something useless and detrimental on your car. Maybe he should learn how an engine works before throwing money at it for no reason.

  • Lucas McCoy
    Lucas McCoy 21 day ago

    Yay 220.... I'm pretty sure that's stock

    • Allex Ward
      Allex Ward 19 days ago

      Stock averages around 170-180 on the dyno.

  • Daniel Siebert
    Daniel Siebert 21 day ago

    intercooler + no airflow over it... an nice intake heat sink.

  • Dizzy Dreamer
    Dizzy Dreamer 22 days ago +4

    Damn i thought the intercooler would act as a cold air intake not a cat 😂

  • Hammzception
    Hammzception 22 days ago +2

    I wanna see this guy tune a NA Frankenstein K20 head on a k24 block

  • CleanMotorSport RacingAssociation

    Isn’t this intercooler just to trick me into believing it’s fast cause it could be but what is the point of having an intercooler and no turbo like am I chilling the exhaust has just for colder air temps 😂

  • CleanMotorSport RacingAssociation

    Hehehehehe it’s just dense air it really isn’t doing all that much for power gains cause it really isn’t pumping itself to anything cause I really have yet to get how this whole system works but hehe I can imagine all that air is just getting sucked back into the engine with no force😂😂

  • adrian blanco
    adrian blanco 22 days ago

    Do you offer e tuning?

  • Michael Grandmaison
    Michael Grandmaison 22 days ago


  • MannyFresh1x
    MannyFresh1x 22 days ago +2

    Who tf hooks up an intercooler anyway while N/A... you should know its restrictive af

    • James Haulenbeek
      James Haulenbeek 19 days ago

      Same kinda guy that came on a forum one day asking how he could hook up a BOV on his son's car for the "turbo sound" without having a turbo...

    • Soyboy
      Soyboy 21 day ago


  • Brad Urban
    Brad Urban 22 days ago

    All bolt ons but has cams 🤔

    • Brad Urban
      Brad Urban 21 day ago

      +uDunDunnit yeah so is pistons and rods lmao

    • uDunDunnit
      uDunDunnit 21 day ago

      cams are technically 'bolt-ons'...

  • evan cooper
    evan cooper 22 days ago

    Still a Honda lol

  • Andre Ballentine
    Andre Ballentine 22 days ago

    VTech don't need intercooler, just better air intake. Keep em stock and off the Roids 🏋️

    • Keem Clan
      Keem Clan 21 day ago

      I mean or just upgrade what matters. Not pointless parts that arent doing anything.

  • YourMomsApartment 710
    YourMomsApartment 710 22 days ago +2

    Did dude really just say he was going to put a supercharger on it?

    • ipwnuallfully
      ipwnuallfully 12 days ago

      Super chargers on K engines are pretty common

  • TheNormalOutdoorsman
    TheNormalOutdoorsman 23 days ago +1

    Before I watched the video results... Just the mods and build they wete explaining I said to myself it should be roughly 220whp with all of the mods. That first run at 168 and I was like wtf? Something is terribly wrong.

  • Memmz Ald
    Memmz Ald 23 days ago

    I need you to tune my DC5! You guys planning to come Australia?

  • Derek Wong
    Derek Wong 23 days ago +1

    they were called the " Inter-fooler " back in teh days

  • Princess Solace
    Princess Solace 23 days ago +1

    Why don't you delete the SRS air bags and replace them with EJECTOR DYNAMIC'S SAFETY SEATS EJECTORS!!

  • An Trinh
    An Trinh 23 days ago +21

    he can put an intercooler there for the future mod but hooking it up to run it as an intake??? non turbo intercooler+ fake type r badge = ultra ricer.

  • Chris A
    Chris A 23 days ago

    Yonaka be happy wit dat.

  • The Send it Boys
    The Send it Boys 23 days ago

    Yeah i was thinking the intercooler would just be choking it out

  • mrksts1
    mrksts1 23 days ago +1

    This was just goofy.

  • kseries27
    kseries27 23 days ago +3

    I definitely would of checked the set up before tuning. I originally thought that it was fitted but not connected. Poor car was put thru alot. Car still lil to lean at wot un my opinion. Low 12s would of been good.....daily Fully built k20/k24 making 275/205 on a dynopack

    • kseries27
      kseries27 23 days ago

      +PFI Speed that's definitely true

    • PFI Speed
      PFI Speed  23 days ago +1

      They always tell you what they want , its a great fun project, remember we are at 6000ft . Great numbers on your build congrats! That’s definitely a blast to drive.

  • Big Mossin
    Big Mossin 23 days ago

    Base rsx 160hp stock

  • Amelia Lopez
    Amelia Lopez 23 days ago +1

    Lesson learned lol don't put a intercooler on your car if it doesn't have turbo. My b18c1 use to have more power then that k series lol

  • Rex Gui
    Rex Gui 23 days ago +27

    how to make your k20 become b16 without swaping the engine: install interfooler

  • Flyingdutchy33
    Flyingdutchy33 23 days ago

    I could barely understand a word of what was being said with all the noise

  • YzFDyL
    YzFDyL 24 days ago

    More like a interferer than a intercooler 😂😂

  • EugVR6
    EugVR6 24 days ago

    He looks like Mark Ruffalo with a mullet

  • 613 Car Guy
    613 Car Guy 24 days ago

    Doesn't sound good at all haha

    EGGINFOOLS 24 days ago

    Brent seems like a really cool guy.

  • 4banger mafia
    4banger mafia 25 days ago +5

    Lol dude lying. Why would you hook it up to your intake if you plan on getting a supercharger. Why waste money tuning it as NA? Lol 😆

    • uDunDunnit
      uDunDunnit 21 day ago

      Because some parts vendor, who knows shit about performance, probably told him to.

  • JD
    JD 25 days ago

    Would be really interesting to test the difference between an intake with a bell mouth and a straight pipe.

  • Jon Hayes
    Jon Hayes 25 days ago

    much slow

  • Chris Guerrero
    Chris Guerrero 25 days ago

    I've literally always wondered this lol

  • stu_tv
    stu_tv 25 days ago

    Should I get my car tuned?

  • SympathyKillz
    SympathyKillz 25 days ago +2

    Ima brb. Can y’all make sure my comment doesn’t get lost down there while I’m gone. :)

  • Argenis Perez
    Argenis Perez 26 days ago +1

    By this calculations that car probably makes around 245 hp at the crank

  • Cristian Ghita
    Cristian Ghita 26 days ago

    This is E85 or pump gas?

  • Vex Xylo
    Vex Xylo 26 days ago

    Im proud to say i was here before 10k subs

  • GroovesAndLands
    GroovesAndLands 26 days ago +7

    Sure sounds a lot nicer when it's allowed to breathe.

  • neurotropical
    neurotropical 27 days ago +3

    Amazing how restrictive that is yet with boost it makes it more powerful. I'd wondered this myself in the past.
    A cool experiment would be to see if you can lower intake temps with a series of Peltier units

  • Matt Monday
    Matt Monday 27 days ago +2

    When Brent laughs like that after a pull. That’s at least 30whp.

  • YZFoFittie
    YZFoFittie 27 days ago

    REAR WHEEL V8 MUSCLE CAR GUY HERE, when this video started and I saw the first dyno pulls, I was like, "da-fuq"?!? After they figured it out, I was still like, "229? They are celebrating?!?". My daily is an 01 CRV which I LOVE, but this is all a much newer, more expensive, K series makes? I guess I won't waste my time with a swap?

    • SLR 762
      SLR 762 25 days ago

      Your crv from 2001 is only a year old than a k20 rsx idiot.they came out in 2002

  • Nicholas Gustavsson
    Nicholas Gustavsson 27 days ago

    Integra needs a handicapped sticker on it.

  • poonjaber1122
    poonjaber1122 27 days ago +1

    Man this channel is came up ... your giving Kyle a run for his money

  • guille92h
    guille92h 27 days ago

    Interesting to see the difference with intercooler in an NA built, but who puts an intercooler in a NA motor, hahahahha.

  • Chrispena86
    Chrispena86 27 days ago

    Brent please teach me your secrets to tuning to a noob like me. I have a Ktuner on my 2018 2.0T

  • Zachary Burrows
    Zachary Burrows 28 days ago

    Updates on 2kz?

  • Conner Furey
    Conner Furey 28 days ago

    what do you daily? Don't think we've seen it? Or maybe just me

  • MrGuvEuroman
    MrGuvEuroman 28 days ago

    Bret you laugh like Burt Reynolds

  • Alex Nunez
    Alex Nunez 28 days ago +1

    Guy is not going to supercharge the car he’s just a ricer

  • Scott Green
    Scott Green 28 days ago

    In 2003 I got 207 hp from my first Type S. Keeping it simple, Hondata #4 flash, AEM CAI, Conptech $1500 race header and the old DC Sports TCS exhaust. I ran in Phoenix a 14.01 best ET on street Toyo T1S tires. It was awesome to be part of it very early. Had the second fastest ET in the nation for N/A back then. My second one was AEM V2 and skunk2 RH/Exhaust never dynoed but fast enough.

    • Scott Green
      Scott Green 28 days ago

      I think my dyno can still be seen too. Same as my timeslips

    • Scott Green
      Scott Green 28 days ago

      My old handle was pimplayahustla

  • Baylan Maverick Legacy

    also I had a yonaka motorsports exhaust on my accord with a mugen power resonator in place of the cat an a jdm port sized 4-2-1 header on mine, god damn it sounded like nothing else ive ever heard, litterly hear every cylinder fire, an this was in 2000.

  • Baylan Maverick Legacy

    I cant believe I saw what I saw, that man has more money then brains, but someone with a brain told him about brent.