A fresh new development in the Process West 4x4 Enhancement range is the TERRATUFF Front Mount Intercooler system for the N80 Hilux. Designed not only with market leading performance in mind, OEM level durability is also part of the TERRATUFF arsenal, offering manufacturer style design and fitment, followed through with industry leading testing and validation.
This means that when you fit a Process West TERRATUFF Intercooler system to your N80 Hilux you have made a choice to have not only the best charge air cooling, resulting in significant power and torque gains, but you have also chosen a product that will last the life of your vehicle no matter what you throw at it. That’s the Process West TERRATUFF way!
N80 Hilux TERRATUFF Design Philosphy and Parts
Heart of the Process West TERRATUFF Intercooler system is a durable front mounted Bar and Plate intercooler core. All TERRATUFF intercoolers use Bar and Plate construction due to not only its effective cooling and heat-sink capability, but also because it is the most durable and impact resistant of all intercooler types. Measuring in at 590m x 230mm x 78mm the N80 Hilux TERRATUFF core also offers a massive increase in cooling surface area as well as overall thickness.
The traditional bug-bear of intercooler upgrades – piping integrity – has also been addressed with the TERRATUFF system. Specifically moulded silicone hoses of four ply construction are utilised throughout, and when combined with high-durability constant tension hose-clamps, tying to the mandrel bent aluminium pipe-work, the result is of factory quality and dependability.
A final (and important) part of the TERRATUFF design is the use of isometric rubber mounts for the intercooler core. This means that in extreme conditions – such as demanding off road use – that the intercooler itself can flex its mounts with the rest of the vehicle and relieve strain on the mountings and pipe-work. The long term effect of this is no cracked mounting brackets and reduced likelihood of ever failing a hose connection.
As you can see by now the Process West TERRATUFF intercooler solution is a serious product for long-term serious application.
Looking at the datalogging shows that the factory intercooler peaked at 39C (with a faster rise to temperature) than the Process West TERRATUFF intercooler system which peaked at just 24C. That’s a massive 38% improvement over stock cooling with Process West TERRATUFF. The gains this shows are three-fold with not only hikes in Torque and Power you can feel through the seat of the pants, but there is also the flow on effect of reduced EGT figures to help the engine live a longer and happier life.
- Core size 590 x 230 x 78mm
- High flow cast aluminium end tanks
- Lightweight aluminium CNC mandrel bent intercooler piping
- Please allow 7-10 business for manufacture + 1-2 Days delivery if the intercooler kit is not in stock.