Introducing the latest breakthrough in the Process West 4x4 Enhancement line: the Terra-Tuff Front Mount Intercooler system, specifically engineered for the N70 Hilux. This system is not just about leading the... Read more
Introducing the latest breakthrough in the Process West 4x4 Enhancement line: the Terra-Tuff Front Mount Intercooler system, specifically engineered for the N70 Hilux. This system is not just about leading the market in performance; it's also crafted for exceptional durability, matching OEM standards. Its design mirrors that of a manufacturer's, providing a perfect fit and finish, backed by rigorous testing and validation.
When you equip your N70 Hilux with the Process West Terra-Tuff Intercooler system, you're choosing unparalleled charge air cooling efficiency. This upgrade brings significant improvements in power and torque, ensuring that the system endures as long as your vehicle does, regardless of the challenges you face. This is the hallmark of the Process West Terra-Tuff approach.
N70 Terra-Tuff Design Philosophy and Components:
The essence of the Process West Terra-Tuff Intercooler system lies in its resilient front-mounted Bar and Plate intercooler core. Chosen for its superior cooling abilities and heat-sink effectiveness, Bar and Plate construction is also the most robust and impact-resistant option for intercoolers. The N70 Terra-Tuff core, with its dimensions of 550mm x 265mm x 65mm, significantly increases cooling surface area and thickness.
The Terra-Tuff system addresses a common issue in intercooler upgrades: the integrity of the piping. It features custom-designed silicone hoses, reinforced with four-ply construction, coupled with highly durable constant tension hose-clamps. These elements, along with mandrel-bent aluminium pipework, ensure reliability and quality akin to factory standards.
Another critical aspect of the Terra-Tuff design is the inclusion of isometric rubber mounts for the intercooler core. In challenging conditions, such as rigorous off-road usage, these mounts allow the intercooler to flex in harmony with the vehicle. This flexibility reduces stress on the mountings and pipework, thereby minimising the risk of cracked brackets and hose connection failures.
The Process West Terra-Tuff intercooler solution represents a commitment to enduring, serious performance.
Real-World Testing and Results:
The Process West team took a unique approach to validate the Terra-Tuff design, focusing on real-world simulation over conventional dyno testing. This approach involved a rigorous test schedule:
Loading a N70 Hilux with 650kg of concrete blocks.
Conducting a standardised 4km uphill run with an elevation gain of 310m.
Maintaining 80km/h using Cruise Control.
Using a sophisticated AIM data-logging system to record vital data points for comprehensive cooling effectiveness.
This test was performed under identical conditions with both the factory and Process West Terra-Tuff intercoolers.
The data revealed that while the factory intercooler peaked at 44C, the Process West Terra-Tuff system only reached 23C, marking a 48% improvement in cooling efficiency. This significant advancement not only enhances torque and power but also contributes to lower EGT figures, promoting longer engine life.
The Process West Terra-Tuff Intercooler system stands out in the market, thanks to its meticulous design, development, and professional testing. Real-world testing confirms its efficiency and durability, making it an ideal choice for intense off-road adventures or long hauls across Australia. With the Process West Terra-Tuff, you're investing in reliability and performance.
Based in Canberra, Garage76 are your complete 4WD and Diesel Performance Tuners. From basic upgrades, to complete pre-registration vehicle builds, we have the knowledge and products to build, maintain & repair your ultimate diesel 4wd.
WE OFFER THREE STAGES OF DIESEL PERFORMANCE PACKAGES
From a safe and reliable tune of your OEM ECU through to wild diesel performance upgrades, we've got 20+ years of diesel tuning under our belts and can tailor a package to suit your performance or touring needs.
Our Stage One kits (vehicle depending) will always include an ECU remap and a tune on our in-house dyno.
No two vehicles are the same and every diesel performance package we book spends time on our dyno.
G76 Custom ECU Remap
Once you are looking to go beyond the performance of our basic Stage 1 Package, you will reach the limitations of your factory turbocharger. At this point a turbocharger upgrade will be required, along with appropriate upgrades to the exhaust, air intake system and intercooler. With these upgraded items we are able to squeeze more performance than a stock setup will ever provide.
G76 Custom ECU Remap
Upgraded Snorkel & Airbox
Intercooler Upgrades Or Intercooler Fans
Looking for maximum GRUNT without compromising factory reliability? Our Stage Three Package is for you! This package will give you the ultimate in diesel performance, with massive gains available in power and torque.
The main difference between our Stage Two and our Stage Three Package is the addition of high flow fuel injectors. In a diesel engine, more fuel = more power, provided you have the air to burn it! We also only have a small window of crankshaft rotation available to inject the fuel. High flow injectors allow us to increase the amount of fuel delivered to the engine during this window, resulting in huge gains in power and torque.
*power and torque numbers will differ between vehicle models and final diesel performance packages and tunes. Our increase numbers should be used as a guide only. Different vehicle makes will have variations in the packages we offer, not all packages come with intake cleans.