I’m currently replacing the BTR Equalizer 1 intake with a Holley High Ram with the Shearer Fabrications integrated 1,800hp sandwich style intercooler with low profile sheet metal upper plenum. With as tight as the engine compartment is, fitting a large air to water intercooler isn’t feasible (not without major front end surgery and relocating the radiator). So the best option is a sandwich style intercooler. Not only do they save space, they also save weight and are a great option as the much shorter path from the cooler to the intake port means lower IATs and hence more power. These units have been proven to make 100 additional horsepower by themselves.
The biggest downfall, and big is an understatement is the sheer size of this intake combo. At around 15.5″ tall, fitting it under a stock hood isn’t close to possible. Add to the fact my engine is placed further back than typical swaps for weight transfer. So much of the wiper cowl that typically overhangs the engine location will have to be removed. Meaning I will lose at least the passenger side wiper.