Category Archives: Subaru WRX Street Performance Top-Mount Intercooler, 2015+

Top Contender – Street Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 2 – Production Sample and Test Results

Turbo boxer has a nice ring to it. It’s perfect for one of those boxing games found in a retro arcade. Then again, Top Contender probably fits best, but I called dibs on that. Really though, Turbo boxer is a great descriptor for the WRX’s powerplant. Much like those retro arcade games, tuning and modding your Subaru is all about finding the right combination for the hardest hitting punch, with the intercooler being an integral part of that proverbial button sequence.

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Top Contender – Street Performance Top-Mount Intercooler R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design

“You know cars, right?” I’m sure that’s a question that all of us gearheads have been asked before. It’s typically the wind up for a pitch to help them find the car that’s going to suit every one of their specific needs, which usually looks something like a combination of reliable, fun, and gets good gas mileage. Oh yeah and it snows like once a year so all-wheel-drive is a must. Their budget is around $30k. I know what you’re thinking, a 2013 BMW 328i xDrive hits the nail on the head, but I know most of us … Continue Reading ››