Testing day! After a long ride through development and design, it was finally time to see the fruits of our labor. Before strapping the STI to the dynamometer, we needed to prepare the coolers for testing. This included drilling and tapping the coolers for our temperature and pressure sensors at both the inlet tank and outlet tank.
Check out a few preparation shots of our stock cooler!
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So just how much better is the Mishimoto top-mount intercooler (TMIC) compared to the stock unit? Well … only our testing will confirm this. Physically we can already see several improvements. Let’s compare the core size in a simple chart.
A shot of the thickness comparison!
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The wait is over! Time to reveal the full details of our prototype top-mount intercooler (TMIC). This unit is unpainted, and one of the more obvious features is its massive size! First, a few overview images of this cooler.
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Did you think we would just develop a top-mount intercooler (TMIC) for the GD WRX and leave out the STI? No way! At around the same time we began development on the WRX, we picked up a new shop vehicle, a 2010 STI. When a new vehicle makes its way into shop service, we need to be sure it accelerates and handles properly. The STI passed our checkup. We then set out to determine what products we wanted to … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.