2001–2007 Subaru WRX/STI Top-Mount Intercooler Part 4: Test Fitting, Round 2

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

Finally in the comfort of our own garage, we could begin further testing and data collection with our intercooler design. Below is a first look at the Mishimoto intercooler fully installed!
Mishimoto intercooler in 2003 WRX
Mishimoto intercooler in 2003 WRX
Mishimoto intercooler in 2003 WRX
Mishimoto intercooler in 2003 WRX
I may be biased but in my … Continue Reading ››

2011–2014 Ford Mustang GT Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 3: Prototype 2 Design and Testing

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Mishimoto Ford Mustang 5.0L Oil Cooler Kit

With one round of successful development and data collection complete, our engineers set out to improve upon the first design. After gathering airflow data for different bumper locations, they decided to move the cooler to the lower bumper opening as opposed to the grille area. Instead of modifying the existing brackets, our team developed a new bracket that would suspend the cooler and attach directly to the bumper support. This new bracket not only brought the cooler to … Continue Reading ››

2001–2007 Subaru WRX/STI Top-Mount Intercooler Part 3: Test Fitting and Data Collection

Interested in purchasing our WRX/STi top-mount intercooler? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

Armed with a 3D printed prototype and a full day of test fitting, we were able to produce some very insightful renderings of how this intercooler was going to look. Initial flow testing and calculations showed that performance would be ideal for our target power range. After spending some time with Solidworks, Kevin produced the fantastic rendering you see below.
Mishimoto intercooler rendering
Mishimoto intercooler rendering
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2011–2014 Ford Mustang GT Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 2: Initial Prototype Design and Testing

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Mishimoto Ford Mustang 5.0L Oil Cooler Kit

With our test vehicle in the shop, our team set to work planning our attack on this Mustang. Our primary goal was to achieve significant temperature decreases. We got this beast in the air and inspected our challenges with the oil sandwich plate location. Our standard and thermostatic sandwich plates use either a ¾-16 or M20 sandwich plate adapter. This component secures the sandwich plate between the block and the oil filter. Continue Reading ››

2011–2014 Ford Mustang GT Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 1: Introduction and Goals

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Mishimoto Ford Mustang 5.0L Oil Cooler Kit

There is so much to say about the Ford Mustang and its legendary history as a high-performance, tire-melting pony car. Ford has been constantly improving the chassis, engine, and body since the 1960s (minus a lapse in the mid-1970s … we forgive you, Ford), and the most recent vehicle is nothing short of fantastic. The Coyote 5.0L engine produces substantial power and is finding its way into a variety of vehicles as a great engine swap candidate. These … Continue Reading ››

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