Testing day! After a long ride through development and design, it was finally time to see the fruits of our labor. Before strapping the STI to the dynamometer, we needed to prepare the coolers for testing. This included drilling and tapping the coolers for our temperature and pressure sensors at both the inlet tank and outlet tank.
Check out a few preparation shots of our stock cooler!
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So just how much better is the Mishimoto top-mount intercooler (TMIC) compared to the stock unit? Well … only our testing will confirm this. Physically we can already see several improvements. Let’s compare the core size in a simple chart.
A shot of the thickness comparison!
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The wait is over! Time to reveal the full details of our prototype top-mount intercooler (TMIC). This unit is unpainted, and one of the more obvious features is its massive size! First, a few overview images of this cooler.
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Thanks for returning to the final portion of this build. Now that we have finished testing, it is time to review our data and see the improvements our cooler provided. To start things off, here is a shot of the cooler fully installed!
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