If your main motivation for purchasing your new water/methanol injection kit is for improved towing performance, this is the right kit for you! The Tow Max Boost Cooler by Snow Performance works in the same way as our other Boost Coolers, but with some special features and upgrades specifically for maximizing towing performance and efficiency. The kit comes with everything you need for a complete installation, including detailed installation instructions.
The Tow Max system is specifically designed to give safe power, EGT monitoring and control, boost level monitoring, and fuel economy improvements while towing. Special mapping via the included 2d digital controller available result in up to 300 degree f reductions in EGTs, protecting your motor, improving performance, and more. If your EGTs start to climb, your controller takes notice and adjusts your water/methanol injection levels to compensate automatically.
The Tow Max Boost Cooler features an intelligent controller that features a green LCD Screen that can display boost pressure, EGT levels, and injection pump output. This saves you ever needing to add these gauges taking up space and money! The included 7 gallon reservoir ensures you can take a long trip without having to refill your water/methanol. Gains of 2MPG are commonly reported, meaning this system easily pays for itself over time!
The part number for this system is 49103 and it fits 2001-2011 Dodge Ram 2500 3500 5.9 AND 6.7 Diesel Trucks.
1. What are the benefits of Water/Methanol injection?
Boost Cooler Benefits :
1. Low cost - where else can you get up to 70-100HP?
2. Greatly reduced EGTs - Decreases of 250 degrees F are common using a 50/50 water/methanol mix. Increased EGTs are an engine killer in today's performance diesel world.
3. Efficiency - Fuel economy increase - increase your fuel economy up to 10%-15% (1-3 mpg).
4. Greatly increased air charge densities - 3-5 psi boost increases are common with liquid intercooling.
5.Allows you the ability to greatly increase boost on turbos and superchargers (if you have one).
6. Ideal for heavy loads and towing!
2. If I don't have a turbo or supercharger, can the Boost Cooler be applied to naturally aspirated and or nitrous engines?
YES! 1.Naturally aspirated/high compression engines:
In this application, water/methanol injection allows the use of pump fuel in all but the most extreme situations which effects tremendous cost savings as well as horsepower increases due to air density increase and realized timing potential. The system is activated by a boost referenced switch so that injection takes place only during high engine loads when needed.
2. Why is Water/Methanol injection so effective on Diesels?
Unlike gasoline engines, the power in a turbo diesel is largely a function of fuel. The problem with continually adding fuel is that you create an overfueling condition and reach a point where the exhaust gas temperatures become prohibitive (over 1500 degrees F). A Snow Performance Methanol Injection kit, using a 50/50 water/methanol mix will decrease EGT's approximately 200-300 degrees F while increasing power 70-100HP safe and effectively.
Power is increased through:
A. Air charge cooling - Water/methanol will lower air charge temps over 200 degrees F in this application. Low air temps makes denser air charge which provides more molecules of oxygen for combustion.
B. Combustion conditioning - the methanol acts as a combustion catalyst as well as a cooling agent. Water increase torque and power output through "the steam engine" effect.
3. Is this technology new with Turbo Diesel?
Water/methanol injection has been used extensively for years in high performance truck/tractor pullers. With the elevated boost levels required for peak power, water/methanol is a common means of cooling the intake charge and reducing exhaust gas temps. Also, truckers have used water injection for years to increase fuel mileage.
Where else can you get this kind of power with cooler EGT's, reduced emissions, and more fuel economy?
In most instances our standard 2 quart reservoir works well to provide the required amount of fluid. We have seen that a 2 quart reservoir provides enough fluid for a 400-500 hp car to make 12-15 full throttle quarter mile passes.
For those looking to get more range out of their system, they can tap into their factory windshield washer reservoir and use it to hold water/methanol. This is a good option because most washer reservoirs have a large capacity (normally at least a gallon) plus they're already methanol resistant (washer fluid has methanol in it). Also, the washer reservoir is already under the hood so it doesn't require having to add another bulky item into the engine bay.