I'm running a 2.8 L Kenne Bell and, surprise surprise, the IATs are pretty high. Last trip to the drag strip they peaked near 170 F with ambient temperatures in the low 70s. I've already ordered an VMP triple pass heat exchanger. I've read a few threads about upgrading the heat exchanger, and it's clear that the line size and water pump used are critical. I'm planning on using the Meziere 55 gpm pump and hoping I can upgrade to 1" lines for the whole system. It looks like there should be room between the rear of the intercooler/intake manifold and the firewall for, worst case, a 90 degree 1" NPT to 1" hose barb fitting. Ideally I can find a true radius fitting, similar to the Fragola Series 8000 fittings. My biggest question moving forward: Is there room in the internal passages in the heat exchanger for a 1" NPT thread? The current fittings are biased to the top of the heat exchanger, and I don't know how much room is inside. If anyone has had one of these apart, any tips or advice would be great.