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2002–2007 Subaru WRX/STI Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 2: Prototypes and Test Fitting

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

Before we attempted the initial design, we first took a good look at the stock Y-pipe design. Although the spaced ports provide dispersion of air throughout the stock core, we saw immediately that this portion of the design needed improvement. Kevin, our lead engineer for this project, began by taking measurements of the stock engine bay and intercooler. He used these measurements to begin developing a Solidworks model that would emulate the direction we wanted to go with the overall … Continue Reading ››

2002–2007 Subaru WRX/STI Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 1: Introduction and Goals

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

The Bugeye, Blobeye, and Hawkeye Subarus have always been a prime choice for a fun daily driver or project vehicle. With a burbley turbocharged flat-four and a robust AWD system, it is hard to beat the overall value of these early models. Nonetheless, the performance aftermarket is massive with documentation available for building your car from mild to wild. Key components to the aftermarket success are the large enthusiast groups such as NASIOC and IWSTI that provide a great … Continue Reading ››

2008+ Subaru WRX/STI Performance Air Intake Part 6: Final Product Reveal

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Subaru WRX/STi Performance Cold-Air Intake

With positive horsepower data and an impressive intake tone, all our goals were met, so it was time to move towards project completion. We set out to finalize the design, finishes, and construction of our production units and, as you can see below, they turned out quite well. This will be offered in three finishes including polished aluminum, wrinkle-red, and wrinkle-black. Each kit includes an intake pipe with air straightener and MAF housing, a Mishimoto high-flow air filter, a heat … Continue Reading ››

2008+ Subaru WRX/STI Performance Air Intake Part 5: Sound Testing

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Subaru WRX/STi Performance Cold-Air Intake

Finally, we come to the sound improvements that the Mishimoto intake provides. Everyone loves a nice throaty intake sound, almost as much as the intoxicating burble from a set of unequal-length headers. During our many dyno pulls, collection of data for decibel strength was something we wanted to explore and compare between the factory design and our design.
Intake sound testing
Intake sound testing
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