WEAPON-X: "Triple X" Heat Exchangers [ATS V gen 1, LF4]
Vendor: WEAPON-X Motorsports
Unless you're new to the Cadillac Racing game, you already know that the WEAPON-X is one of the most highly regarded name in the business for performance and cooling products. So, of course we'd be on the forefront of the 2016+ ATS-V market! Any of you guys who have had the ATS-V on the dyno are aware that the manifold temps hover over 40* above ambient and the more boost you run, the hotter it gets. To address the heat, you'll want to do two things, more capacity to reduce overall temps and add a better heat exchanger system to cool the fluid faster. This product addresses the first part by increasing the system capacity by 400%! The Triple XXX system gets that recovery time down to minutes instead of hours between pulls by holding twice times the amount of fluid!
WXM HX stats:
Here's all the volume data on the HXC system coolers stock vs prototype WXM coolers.
(Metric numbers are rounded to the nearest milliliter)
Individual cooler numbers:
Side Cooler Stock: 15oz (444ml)
Side Cooler WXM: 27.5oz (813ml)
Volume Increase: 12.5oz (369ml)
=83% Increase in cooler volume
Center Cooler Stock: 19.5oz (577ml)
Center Cooler WXM: 60oz (1,774ml)
Volume Increase: 40.5oz (1,197ml)
=207% Increase in cooler volume
Total intercooler system numbers (One side cooler plus one center cooler):
HX System Stock: 34.5oz (1,020ml)
HX System WXM: 87.5oz (2,588ml)
Volume Increase: 53oz (1,567ml)
=154% Increase in cooler volume
We haven't even added an ice tank yet and already have more than twice the fluid in the exchange areas which equates to almost an extra half gallon!
These are sold in various port sizes for those who wish to reconfigure their cooling system. There are various options including:
1. OEM configuration which requires a Y block in whatever port size you choose as well as 12' of heater hose to connect after the split (shown)
2. Dual Pump configuration with our cooling manifold adapters so you can create equal flow to both sides of the manifold intercoolers (not shown)
3. Any variation of the 1 and 2 with different port sizes and or braided line and AN fittings.
The manufacturer is in the process of moving to a bigger facility which has caused delays in manufacturing. They are working their best to resume production to get open orders out as quickly as possible.
We have heard guys giving these a poor review because they apparently are incapable of buying a Y block and heater hose in the Port size they ordered and follow the simple stock configurable routing diagram. We get it, everyone wants to be a DIY installer for their YouTube channel in hopes to make money, but guys if you don't know what you're doing, don't try to install automotive products. It really is not that difficult, but giving a product a bad review because you have no mechanical aptitude is just poor form. :)