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      12-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by ArthurJGuy View Post
One advantage of the air/water system over the air/air that I have not seen mentioned is the ability to use the on board A/C system to chill the coolant so that you can get IAT's below ambient. C02 also gives the same result but needs to be refilled.

Also I saw someone mention that ESS uses an FMIC, FMIC's are used with air/air and from what I know the ESS kit is not air/air.

As for the bearing issues, I have been trying to find out more but I suspect that an oil with a high ZZDP pack like Valvoline VR1 would make the bearings a hell of a lot happier.
Do you even have an ESS supercharger? I said it has a FMIC because it IN FACT does. The air to water intercooler system also utilizes a completely separate standalone water system that has nothing to do with the factory A/C, coolant, etc...
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