Category Archives: Subaru WRX Top-Mount Intercooler 2015+

Does The WRX Need An Upgraded Intercooler? Part 6: Air Shroud Design and Testing

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

As noted in our previous post, we decided to design a shroud that would channel airflow more efficiently through the core of our intercooler. Because our cooler features a larger footprint, the stock air shroud directs flow to only a portion of the core. Opening up this airflow to the entire core should result in even greater temperature reductions than we saw during our first round of testing. Stock Intercooler Shroud First, let’s take a … Continue Reading ››

Does the 2015 WRX Need an Upgraded Intercooler? Part 5: Testing and Results

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

Dyno Preparation Time to finally answer the question we have been discussing for months. Would the 2015 WRX benefit from an upgraded intercooler? To test both the stock unit and the Mishimoto prototype unit, we would need to drill and tap the coolers to accept our temperature and pressure sensors. First, we installed a sensor bung in our silicone throttle-body hose. This would capture post intercooler data for all three coolers. Continue Reading ››

Does the 2015 WRX Need an Upgraded Intercooler? Part 4: Charge Pipe Development

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

We’ve shared a ton of teasers that show our awesome charge-pipe design for the 2015 WRX. Now it is time to show you how this component came to life. First, take a look at the factory-equipped charge pipe.
Stock 15’ WRX charge pipe
Stock 15’ WRX charge pipe
Stock 15’ WRX charge pipe Continue Reading ››

Does the 2015 WRX Need an Upgraded Intercooler? Part 3: Mishimoto Prototype Installed

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX top-mount intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

Size Comparison Before installing our prototype cooler on one of our 2015 WRXs, we decided to take a few shots showing the huge size difference of our cooler compared to the stock unit.
Mishimoto prototype intercooler (left) and stock intercooler (right)
Mishimoto prototype intercooler (left) and stock intercooler (right)
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Does the 2015 WRX Need an Upgraded Intercooler? Part 2: The Mishimoto Prototype

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX top-mount intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

3D Modeling Now that the stock intercooler has been evaluated and modeled, we began designing our own cooler. Check out some of the initial models we put together for this prototype!
Stock (left) and Mishimoto prototype (right) intercooler model
Stock (left) and Mishimoto prototype (right) intercooler model
Stock (top) and Mishimoto prototype (bottom) intercooler model Continue Reading ››