im looking at uprating my intercooler with copper brass unit made identical to my original one but twice as thick! ive been told it will weigh slighly more than a aluminium unit are there any other disadvantages?
Should be an excellent conductor of heat (much better than aluminium), I made a charge cooler out of copper for my calibra turbo and it took 1 sec off the 1/4 mile time (14.7s -> 13.7s) simply due to the lower air temps.
It did however weigh a lot, I would expect an intercooler size one to weigh at least twice as much as the equivalent aluminium item if not more.
ps If you do it I would like to see it as i'm in Birmingham also.