Not all charge air coolers are created equal!

When determining which brand of charge air cooler to buy... Be sure you are comparing apples to apples!

For Example PART #222223 Fitting many Kenworth/Peterbilt Applications:

CORE CONSTRUCTION

extruded micro-fin
  • Extruded micro-fin END tubes provide strength where needed with the best heat transfer of any extruded tube.
  • OE style stuffed fin CENTER tubes tubulates hot air for maximum heat transfer.
extruded smooth tube
  • Extruded smooth tubes offer strength, but provide almost no heat transfer.

FIN DESIGN AND QUALITY

.2 mm
  • .2 mm fin thickness for added strength from road debris.
  • 12.5 mm fin height for better clog resistance and more air flow to the radiator behind it.
.1 mm
  • .1 mm fin thickness bends and clogs with the slightest touch.
  • 9.8 mm fin height, smaller opening clogs easier.

TUBE CONFIGURATION

curved tube face
  • Curved tube face for better aerodynamics.
flat tube
  • Flat tube face restricts air flow decreasing fuel
    efficiency.

NEEDED STRENGTH

1.3 mm
  • Thick 1.3 mm tube face on every tube for extra strength and impact resistance from road debris.
.65 mm
  • Thin .65 mm tube face dents and punctures easily.

AIR FLOW

2 vanes
  • 2 air diverting vanes in the tank for balanced air flow throughout the entire core.
 1 vane
  • 1 air diverting vane in the tank results in uneven pressure and flow forming hot and cold spots.

When you want quality and dependability, you want Northern Radiator!

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