Intercooler Expansion And Ice Tanks

A core part of XtremeCFM's business is cooling - specifically for boosted/intercooled applications.

In boosted applications, the intake air temperature can rise significantly due to the increased pressure and heat generated by turbochargers or superchargers. Intercooler water/ice tanks and expansion tanks play a crucial role in managing these temperatures, ensuring optimal performance and preventing potential engine damage.

Often the stock reservoirs can be a puny amount of liquid (often 3/4 of a gallon or less) that becomes useless for cooling after a few minutes of "spirited" driving.

Our expansion tanks add volume to your vehicle's fluid storage system. This extra capacity helps maintain optimal operating temperatures and provides enhanced cooling for demanding driving conditions. These systems can often be used in conjunction with your stock reservoir for added capacity (often measuring in multiple gallons)

In contrast, our intercooler water/ice tanks provide superior cooling for high-performance applications. By adding ice to the water/ice tank, intake air temperatures can be significantly lowered, increasing the overall efficiency and performance of your engine. These tanks often reach high single-digit gallons and some hold over 10 gallons within the entire system.

Reasons to choose an expansion tank:

  • Adds volume to the coolant or water system
  • Helps maintain optimal temperatures
  • Can be hidden in the engine bay or fender

Reasons to choose a water/ice tank:

  • Improved cooling for high-performance applications
  • Ability to lower intake air temperatures by adding ice
  • Essential for managing heat in boosted applications

At XtremeCFM, we offer both raw tank options and complete installation kits, ensuring a seamless experience for our customers. Trust in XtremeCFM's expertise for all your intercooler water/ice and expansion tank needs, and push your vehicle to its limits with confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's better for me, a water/ice tank or an expansion tank?

As most answers go - it depends. Often customers decide based on 2 factors:

  1. Do you want a system that doesn't take up any extra space which can be hidden in the engine bay, a fender or in the car's bumper? Choose an expansion tank.
  2. Are you looking for all-out performance and are willing to sacrifice some space in the car (trunk, hatch, etc) to get the extra volume and added "icing" capabilities? Then go with a water/ice tank.