Titanic Triple Heat Exchanger S197 Mustang



(in the Continental U.S.)

triple titanic s197 heat exchanger

The Titanic Triple is the king of heat exchangers. We developed this heat exchanger over the period of ten years. Our goal being able to keep a big boost car cool on the road course which is the hardest environment an intercooler system will ever have to deal with. If it works on the road course, it works everywhere.

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Heat Exchanger Stats:

-Fits all 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs (see fitment disclaimer at the bottom of the page)

-1000cu in of core volume

-Griffin dual row 1.25" low resistance race core

-Triple pass

-Can run hose sizes from .75"-1.25"

-Can keep up to 30lb of boost cool (click here for in depth tech info on your specific needs)

-We're seeing water discharge temps only a few deg over ambient

-Adjustable fore/aft mounting to better fit to your specific application.

-This heat exchanger has no fans. Why no fans? Because they’re a gimmick. If you want to lean more READ "Why You Don’t Want Fans On Your Heat Exchanger"

The short version is this. Nothing will ever get better. Everything has been pushed to the absolute limits. Unless you want to start cutting up the frame/core support this is as good as it gets.


Kit Includes:

-The heat exchanger and adjustable mounting brackets.

Because this heat exchanger is so flexible in regards to hose size and all the models that it fits on there is no way to package it with every conceivable fitting, extra hose, etc. You will need to source those items yourself based on your specific needs.  View fitting options here. We will be happy to point you in the right direction. Or, you can get one of our systems that contains a pump, pump bracket, fittings, hoses, etc.


Fitment Disclaimer:

-These heat exchangers are MASSIVE. A byproduct of massive is that you may need to do some “Hot Rodding” when putting it on your car.

-The biggest “fitment issue” (this does not apply to GT500’s) is that if you have a GT with the factory fog lights in the upper grill, they will not clear the heat exchanger. The practical perspective is that if you’re at all serious about cooling (which is assumed if you’re getting this heat exchanger) you don’t want those fog lights there anyway. You need the airflow they restrict. You can run your grill with no fogs (race car approach) or get one of the billion grills with no fogs that are available.

-Depending on what bumper cover you have there may be some slight trimming to do on the back side. We do not know which ones will or will not need to be trimmed. It’s impossible for us to fit this guy up to every single combo. That said, we’re 99% sure none of the GT500’s need trimming.

-If your horns are mounted up by your hood latch, they will need to be re-located to the driver’s side frame rail. Which is easy.

-If you run 1-1.25” line/hose and depending on what fittings you’re using, what bumper cover you have, etc you may need to trim the metal “core support……support” (or whatever that thing is called) a little for clearance. See pic below.

Titanic Triple Heat Exchanger S197 Mustang

-We cannot stress enough how extreme this heat exchanger is. And because it is you need to take more measures than you would with something that isn’t. If you’re not prepared to do a little Hot Rodding we suggest you look at our Super Single heat exchanger which is a direct bolt on.


Heat Exchanger Size - Tech Information

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We have been testing heat exchangers for 10+ years now. As far as we know we are the only ones that test heat exchangers by tracking water temp in/out. Which is the ONLY way to accurately test a heat exchangers performance. There are too many very large variables in play to use intake air temperatures as a gauge of heat exchanger performance.

In one car alone, we had seven different heat exchanger configurations. Five in another. Three in two more cars. Some of them off the shelf units, some of them completely custom. We’ve tested up to 1500cu in of core volume.

After 10+ years of testing one thing rings true 95% of the time. The bigger the heat exchanger, the better it works. There is an argument that a bigger “face” will make up for lack of core volume a little though. If you have two 800cu in units your comparing but one has more “face”, go with that one.


As far as “passes” goes we have also not seen any evidence to suggest that more passes are better. But there are situations where more passes hurts cooling because they choke down system wide water flow/speed due to the core not being large enough to run that many passes. The results are all over the place. The short version is don’t bet the farm on how many passes a heat exchanger has. It probably doesn’t matter.

Core Design:

We have yet to see any truth to a small XYZ whammie jammie heat exchanger with its NASA designed space age core with XXX better heat transfer out performing a bigger unit. It’s possible that’s a thing. We find it unlikely anyone will ever do accurate testing to determine if it’s true though. The rig you would need to build to do that sort of testing would cost a fortune. And a lot of time. There is no way to accurately measure them on a car. That said, we have a window of core specifications that have worked well for us and we stay in that window. We’re certainly not saying that the core design doesn’t matter.

Hose Size:

The hose/fitting size on a heat exchanger can make or break how much water you can flow. Almost all heat exchangers have .75” fittings. It’s very difficult if not impossible to achieve adequate water flow to control inlet air temps with fittings/ a system size that small. As a rough outline this is how much water speed changes with system-wide size change. Here are some specs based on using a Stewart E2512A water pump. Keep in mind most superchargers do not have an intercooler with bigger fittings than .625”. Some as small as .55”. So, don’t expect most systems with .75” hose to flow the .75” number below:

1.25” – 28gpm

1” – 21gpm

.75” – 13gpm


Measuring core sizing:

This is the only way we have found to measure them consistently.

Core size, side to side (width), is measured not including tanks, just the core.

Core size, top to bottom (height) is measured from the outside (top side, bottom side) of the last “tubes” open to airflow.

Core thickness is the thickness of the core minus any headers, footers, etc.

Most advertising you see for heat exchangers contains sizing based on overall dimensions. That is not the “working size” of the heat exchanger. The core size is.

Thick/Tight Cores Are A Problem:

Through testing we have learned that once cores get thicker than 2.625” they’re too thick to efficiently pass air though them. As an extreme example we have tested a 2.65” core vs a 3.125” core. The 3.125” core had half the airflow of the 2.65”. So yes, core size/volume is very important. But only if that volume is attained without making it too thick.




Department Of Boost Titanic Triple - Gold

Width: 24.875”
Height: 15.6125”
Thickness : 2.6465”
Hose/line size: .75” – 1.25” (adjustable)

Frontal Area: 388.36 sq in
Core Volume: 1027.79 cu in

Department Of Boost Super Single - Red

Width: 24”
Height: 12.375”
Thickness : 2.5”
Hose/line size: .75” – 1.00” (adjustable)

Frontal Area: 297 sq in
Core Volume: 742.5 cu in


13’ GT500 Stock Heat Exchanger - Purple

Width: 25”
Height: 10.875”
Thickness : 3.125”****
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 271.875 sq in
Core Volume: 849.60 cu in

****There is a shortcoming with this HE that betrays its dimensions. It is very, very thick and has a very dense core, which makes it resistant to airflow. Thinner/taller units with a freer flowing core will shed more heat even if they have a lower core volume (not too low though). This is a pretty good unit. And they can be had, if you can find them, for very little money comparatively though. We rate our Super Single much better than this unit despite its smaller core volume. The Super Single will pass a lot more air through the core. And the Super Single can be run with up to a 1” line which is the only way to get stout water flow numbers.


C&R Heavy Duty/Shelby Extreme - Orange

Width: 24”
Height: 12.4225”
Thickness : 1.75”
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 298.14 sq in
Core Volume: 521.75 cu in


VMP Triple (GenII) – Dark Blue

Width: 24”
Height: 12.25”
Thickness : 1.5”
Hose/line size: 1.0”

Frontal Area: 294 sq in
Core Volume: 441 cu in


VMP Triple (GenI) – Dark Blue

Width: 24”
Height: 12.25”
Thickness : 1.5”
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 294 sq in
Core Volume: 441 cu in


Saleen Extreme - Pink

Width: 32”
Height: 7”
Thickness : 2.125”
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 224 sq in
Core Volume: 476 cu in

****There is a shortcoming with this HE. It’s very wide which causes airflow inefficiency at its edges. It’s performance is not quite as good as it’s core volume would suggest.


C&R Standard/Shelby Comp - Green

Width: 24”
Height: 9.6125”
Thickness : 1.75”
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 230.7 sq in
Core Volume: 403.72 cu in


LFP - Yellow

Width: 21.75”
Height: 8.125”
Thickness : 2.375”
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 176.71 sq in
Core Volume: 420 cu in


Afco Pro Series (old design) - Grey

Width: 22.5”
Height: 9”
Thickness : 2” (double 1” tubes)
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 202.50 sq in
Core Volume: 405 cu in

Afco Pro Series w/ 10” Fans (new design) - Brown

Width: 22.5”
Height: 11.375”
Thickness : 1.25” (single 1.25” tube)
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 255.93 sq in
Core Volume: 319.92 cu in


Roush 3v blower kit Stock Heat Exchanger - Black

Width: 19.5”
Height: 15”
Thickness : .625”
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 292.5 sq in
Core Volume: 182.81 cu in


10-12’ GT500 Stock Heat Exchanger – Light Blue

Width: 22.5”
Height: 5.875”
Thickness : 2” (single 2” tube)
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 132 sq in
Core Volume: 264 cu in


07-09 GT500 Stock Heat Exchanger - Tan

Width: 23”
Height: 6”
Thickness : 1.25” (single 1.25” tube)
Hose/line size: .75”

Frontal Area: 138 sq in
Core Volume: 172.5 cu in

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