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The air-to-air intercooler is required to chill down the air inlet temps and help prevent detonation thanks to the big compression ratio of the 5.0L Ti-VCT. The car was being prepped for the MM&FF 5.0L Shootout, so the main bumper was cutout to save weight. Burcham reported that on track, the readings started at 100 degrees in the burnout box and only got to 128 degrees at 10 psi of boost in fourth gear. Ambient air was in the low 80s during the run when he logged the inlet air temperature.