Intercooler Upgrade on LBZ???? - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums
 
Home Forum Market Place Garage Lounge (3) Tuning Library DTC Tool Register Vendors
Go Back   Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums > GM Diesel Engines > Duramax Third Generation: 2006-2007.5 (LBZ & LLY)
Register FAQ Forum Rules My Replies My Threads Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance

Duramax Third Generation: 2006-2007.5 (LBZ & LLY) Discuss the third generation (2006-2007.5 LBZ & LLY) of the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine & associated components. 2006 LLY engine discussion also belongs in this forum due to the similarities of the 2006 LBZ and the 2006 LLY. Engine related discussion ONLY.

DieselPlace.com is the premier Duramax Diesel Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-23-2009, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
DosoDmax
Diesel Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ruidoso, NM
Posts: 15
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Intercooler Upgrade on LBZ????

Does anyone have a intercooler upgrade on thier dmax???? i have a Techni-cooler coming from banks... seemed to be the best.
__________________
2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD 2500 LML Duramax, BLACK. With 5% window tint, Spray in Liner, and 2 JL 13"wt5 slimlines under the back seat. Fully LOADED
NM DP Member # 21
Offline  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-23-2009, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
nitroracer1980
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: KALAMAZOO,MI and NORTH PORT, FL
Posts: 909

Michigan Oil Burners Member

i have the same and love it awsome with the ats 3000 turbo i have about 42 psi in boost.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2009, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
ar077
Diesel Specialist
 
ar077's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 527
iTrader Score: 1 reviews

Armed Forces Club Member

Ditto. Haven't upgraded my turbo yet but still noticed better throttle response at all speeds, and less throttle required to maintain speed. Banks instructions are excellent. Make sure you use the mounting bolts that come with it since the stock ones are too long, and wear gloves when removing your grill to prevent skinned knuckles. I used a Dremel and cutting disks (went through four) to cut out the illustrated section of the air box support bracket, which is required to provide clearance for the lower passenger-side intercooler exit duct.

P.S. If you want to prevent oil from accumulating in your new Techni-Cooler get Tony Burkhard's PCV Reroute Kit.
__________________
2006 GMC Sierra LBZ 2500HD SLT ECSB 4x4 (Stealth Gray, Leather, Sunroof)
- EFILive by Duramaxtuner / Banks Techni-Cooler intercooler / aFe intercooler tube
- PPE Ported Fuel Rail Fitting / BD manifold / MBRP 5" downpipe-back exhaust
- ATS Five-Star Torque Converter / TransGo Jr / Fluidampr
- FS-2500 oil bypass filter / Lubrication Specialist auxiliary fuel filter
- Bilsteins / Hellwig front bar / Cognito Pitman/Idler Arm Support Kit and Heavy Duty Tie Rods
- Aero Tanks 48-gallon replacement fuel tank (doesn't extend below frame rail)
- Line-X / UnderCover tonneau cover
- CalTracs traction bars
- LT285/60-18 Nittos on 18" x 9" Centerlines

Last edited by ar077; 01-23-2009 at 09:40 AM.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
maine dmax
Diesel Technician
 
maine dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Newcastle, Maine
Posts: 263
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

How does the Banks compare to a Spearco? that's what I was thinking of going with.
__________________
06 LBZ CC/SB LT3

SoCal motor with cut and coated pistons and Carrillo Rods, 4202, Dipper Trans, Moonshine tuned, lowered 3/5 20" BMF rims


06 CC/SB LT3, intake, exhaust, moonshine tuned, Centerline rims
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2009, 09:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
DosoDmax
Diesel Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ruidoso, NM
Posts: 15
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by ar077 View Post
Ditto. Haven't upgraded my turbo yet but still noticed better throttle response at all speeds, and less throttle required to maintain speed. Banks instructions are excellent. Make sure you use the mounting bolts that come with it since the stock ones are too long, and wear gloves when removing your grill to prevent skinned knuckles. I used a Dremel and cutting disks (went through four) to cut out the illustrated section of the air box support bracket, which is required to provide clearance for the lower passenger-side intercooler exit duct.

P.S. If you want to prevent oil from accumulating in your new Techni-Cooler get Tony Burkhard's PCV Reroute Kit.
Glad to hear Positive remarks! question about the reroute kit... what is the pricing for it and how much oil has been seen to accumilate with the upgrade Vs. stock
__________________
2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD 2500 LML Duramax, BLACK. With 5% window tint, Spray in Liner, and 2 JL 13"wt5 slimlines under the back seat. Fully LOADED
NM DP Member # 21
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2009, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
braddunagan
Diesel Specialist
 
braddunagan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gainesville, GA
Posts: 718
iTrader Score: 1 reviews

Georgia Diesel Owners Club Member

From everything I have read the Banks will not handle 50+psi boost. Spearco was supposed to be coming out with an HD cooler for our trucks that would handle up to 100psi. Not sure if they did or not but when I get ready Spearco is what I am going with. Don't get me wrong I think Banks is a great product by far. I just like to plan for the future (if ya know what I mean).
__________________
*RED 2006 LLY Duramax w/Allison Crew Cab LT, EFI Live, AEM Workhorse Polished intake, Pinnacle 4" Straight Exhaust w/5" polished Bullydog SS Tip, BD corrected manifold, Diamond Eye down pipe, Blocker plate and finger stick, Transgo JR, Transynd, Allison Deep Pan w/Filter, Fumoto Drain Valve, Fabtech 6" lift, Fabtech HD Tie rods, Cognito Pitman/Idler Brace, Dual pilar gauge w/Cobalt gauges, VALET remote start w/cool down timer, Amsoil Dual Remote Bypass filter, Line-x, Bilstein 5100 front, 5125 rear, AMP Research Electric Step, Soft Tonneau Cover, EZ-Down tailgate shock, EZ-Lift tailgate torsion, PUTCO Bed Rails, Putnam XDR Class V Hitch, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Leveled Mirrors, All LUXed up, Inalfa Sunroof, Denali wood grain Bezel & Console, New model badges, Moulding removed and decals stripped, Titan 52 gal main tank, 98 gal in bed tank, 17x9 KMC XD Diesel's w/BFG 315/70/17 AT, 64mm modified stock Turbo courtesy of Mark at Danville Performance, Airdog 150, Labonte Stage 3 water meth, Fluid Damper, ATS Co-Pilot, Anvil train horns w/5 gallon tank, Ride Rite air bags, Vizualogic headrest DVD/monitors

Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2009, 10:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
dutchmanlbz
Diesel Head
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ripon ca
Posts: 28
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Are you guys saying the intercooler is a worthwhile ugrade? I was thinking about doing one.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2009, 10:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
keith06lbz
Diesel Enthusiast
 
keith06lbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: alabama
Posts: 8
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

has eneyone ever tryed a water2air intercooler iv seen them on industerial eng like johndeer gen. an pumps ford cobra an lightning use them also .iv never herd of any hydrolocking problom frozenboost has a good writeup on them.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2009, 01:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
nitroracer1980
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: KALAMAZOO,MI and NORTH PORT, FL
Posts: 909

Michigan Oil Burners Member

the cooler is worth it but never heard of not holding 50 PSI. im running about 42 PSI and i dont have any problems with it plus they told me they were tested on a twin set up that will hold about 80 PSI. thats from banks techs them self.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

PLEASE READ! You must check your email inbox for the confirmation link to complete registration. Please check your spam box if you do not see the email in your inbox.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intercooler upgrade Devyl Inu Duramax Third Generation: 2006-2007.5 (LBZ & LLY) 3 10-11-2009 06:33 PM
Upgrade Intercooler tubes and not the IC ???? Rollrs45 Third Generation Duramax Electronics/Tuners 3 03-13-2009 12:26 PM
Intercooler upgrade Q frysl Fuel System, Air, Exhaust, & Emissions Upgrades 8 03-10-2008 04:30 PM
Upgrade intercooler for my LMM AMA D-MAX Fuel System, Air, Exhaust, & Emissions Upgrades 4 01-12-2008 12:19 PM
best intercooler upgrade for LBZ wworkx Fuel System, Air, Exhaust, & Emissions Upgrades 5 01-25-2007 11:18 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 AM.


Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
© AutoGuide

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0