Colorado Big Boy Intercooler upgrade has been on the cards for some time for this Colorado. Last in the Power Curve Performance work shop November 2016 from Ipswich. November booking saw the Colorado in for a diesel performance ECU Tune. The next upgrade on the dream list was the Lexendex Colorado Big Boy Intercooler. Just prior to Christmas the standard factory Colorado Intercooler split and failed.
Waiting to upgrade is an easy financial decision in the middle of summer with a damaged intercooler like this. Although all legendex systems are self install compliant some variables occur. The vehicle had the bull bar repaired and previously modified with a winch and some specific differences. Installing new upgrades into a brand new vehicle is relatively easy however a well used 4×4 throws some curve balls. At some time the Colorado has had a run in with a bird or two and this may of contributed to the damaged intercooler. Sand, mud, general wear and tear made the job much more time and cost effective to take the drive to the coast for instal.
Colorado Big Boy Intercooler
The size difference between the two is visually noticeable. In the customers’ own description between the two. The fins hugely differ in the feel and durability of them, it is easy to see why the standard needed to be replaced. All over there really are big differences between the two. This customer had asked if an upgraded intercooler is worth the claims and figures the manufacture state. Seeing the two side by side there was no doubt as to the difference.
Colorado Big Boy Intercooler Kit
The Legendex Tech Difference
Flow dynamics – Our expertise with flow dynamics give us the big edge – in all aspects of the intercooler.
Customised design – Cores and tanks sized and shaped specifically to each engine. We don’t use cast tanks which are typically one-size-fits-all but, also typically, are never the optimum size or design. Even worse, their thick walls retain heat which defeats the purpose of an intercooler.
Optimized plumbing – tubing path, size, length all designed for the best flow dynamics.
Superior cores – the best Australian-made cores – built and sized to our design by PWR.
Proprietary black thermal-coated cores – as used in formula one engines – assists heat dissipation.
Anti-leak -integrity – T-bolt steel band clamps, heavy-duty seven-ring silicon connectors and all-metal tanks & core (no plastic components) ensure airtight integrity.
Holden Colorado service and issues
Prior to business hours, we received a concerned Facebook message stating the Colorado would not start even with a jump. Pre warning they would be a little late for the booking. Regular servicing given the distance is not carried out with our team. Issues starting was noted and once the Colorado Big Boy Intercooler had been installed the service commenced. Through the service, Jesse discovered the alternator had caused the starting failure. Given the condition of the alternator and distance, the customer had to travel home and a new one was quickly sourced and installed. Wheel alignment as per customers requests and a good test drive to ensure that everything was interlined.