Time for the fun part of development, product testing! Since this is an intercooler, we would certainly need to put the WRX on the dyno for some pulls and data collection. It would be interesting to see how the installation of a front-mount system has an impact on turbo spool, intake temperatures, and perhaps even power output.
The first step toward data collection is to prepare our sensor bungs and install our pressure and temperature sensors. … Continue Reading ››
In the last portion of this series we completed the fabrication of our prototype intercooler core and tanks, as well as our new bumper beam. We now had everything in place to construct a piping kit that would route air from the turbocharger to the intercooler and back to the engine.
We started our piping with the hot-side of … Continue Reading ››
Crash Beam Fabrication
After an unsuccessful test fit of our existing bumper beam on the 15’, we started from scratch to create a beam specific for the 15’ chassis. First we hacked off the end tanks of our cooler so we were left with a bare core. This would provide some freedom to design our crash beam and later work on the end tank direction. Next we cut out some new mounting plates and fit them into … Continue Reading ››
Already outgrowing the efficiency of your 15’ WRX top-mount intercooler setup? Planning for some big power in the near future? Sounds like your Subie needs an efficient front-mount intercooler (FMIC)! Luckily, our team has been working to develop this product for months. Check out the process below!
Our team decided to start this product with … Continue Reading ››
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