Category Archives: Subaru WRX Intercooler 2008-2014

2008–2014 Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 4: Data Presentation and Project Completion

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler

Thanks for returning to the final portion of this build. Now that we have finished testing, it is time to review our data and see the improvements our cooler provided. To start things off, here is a shot of the cooler fully installed!
Mishimoto 2008–2014 WRX Intercooler installed
Mishimoto 2008–2014 WRX Intercooler installed
Let’s dive into the data. First, we’ll compare the basic specs of our cooler … Continue Reading ››

2008–2014 Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 3: Initial Prototype Testing

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler

WRX test vehicle on the Dynojet Testing time! Well … almost. We had a few quick testing details to sort out and some preparations before we actually began. First, we needed to drill and tap the stock intercooler as well as the Mishimoto prototypes so we could install our pressure/temperature sensors. Additionally, we decided to create a shroud for our TMIC fan to ensure that all cores would receive … Continue Reading ››

2008-2014 Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 2: Initial Prototype Design

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler

Last time, we left you with a teaser of the rendering for our prototype of the top-mount intercooler (TMIC). Since then Dan has been hard at work refining his design. Our team worked up some CFD analyses of both the stock intercooler and the Mishimoto prototype. And, we also worked up a few functioning prototypes so we could begin real-world product testing. This project is moving quickly and our team is rather excited to see the outcome. … Continue Reading ››

2008-2014 Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 1: Product Introduction and Goals

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler

Nothing sets off a Subaru engine bay like a nice beefy top-mount intercooler. Not only does a big TMIC look great, but it is also instrumental for keeping AITs low and your EJ happy. For those seeking low AITs on a stock to mild build, an efficient top-mount setup is the way to go to avoid inheriting the pressure drop and lag from a front-mount intercooler. Not only this, but the TMIC prevents any road (or off-road) … Continue Reading ››