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Installation Time: 1 Hour
NOTE: This guide was written for a Whipple supercharger. However, the steps remain very similar for any vehicle. It is recommended to put the IAT sensor downstream of your power adder (supercharger or turbo), and downstream of any intercooler or chemical intercooling (nitrous, methanol, alcohol injection for example). This guide shows the sensor being installed into a runner on the Whipple supercharger manifold. You can follow the exact same steps to install it to an intake pipe (for centrifugal superchargers or turbos, for example) or any manifold. BACKGROUND: The idea behind the IAT relocation is that some power adders will not relocate the IAT downstream of the power adder. In stock location, your IAT is part of the MAF assembly and detects the temperature of the air coming through the MAF. On a Whipple supercharger, for example, the MAF is located upstream of the supercharger. What this means is that the IAT will measure the temperature of the air before the supercharger compresses the air (which raises the temperature). When the IAT detects high intake temperatures, the ECU will pull back timing for engine safety. By relocating the IAT sensor downstream of the power adder, you are getting a more accurate “true” reading of the air temperature going into your motor. This adds an extra layer of security to your motor by having the ECU pull timing when necessary.
Installation Instructions written by AmericanMuscle customer Billy Zhang 4.27.12