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Testing Results – The FXT Intake, Part 3

Last time we posted about this Forester XT intake project, we left you off with prototype fitment. Testing is now complete and we have some information to share.
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Subaru Forester XT performance parts up for testing
Our initial goal for this project was to design a performance intake system that would deliver dyno proven power gains and while being safe to run on the stock tune. We designed a very similar system for the 2015+ WRX and achieved terrific results. The Forester XT has changes in the ECU, head design and cams, … Continue Reading ››

Final Product Design – WRX Race Intake, Part 3

Our last update on this intake included dyno testing that yielded some interesting numbers. Now that we’re moving closer to the release, let’s take a look at the finished product! Let’s start with the intake pipes.
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New 2015 WRX parts
These intake pipes will be finished in either wrinkle black, wrinkle red or polished, as shown above. The decision is up to you! These production samples came out nicely and look really great in person. Remember we are using full three inch piping with no step downs, which will require a tune … Continue Reading ››

Prototype Fabrication and Fitment – The FXT Intake, Part 2

The progress on our intake system is coming along nicely for this Forester XT. We have created a pipe that will fit well with our airbox design and filter selection. Remember, our pipe is within the acceptable pipe diameter to run this system with a stock tune.

The Fabricated Prototype

Below are some shots of the system we plan to put on an FXT for testing. The routing for this tube will follow a more direct path from filter to turbo. This is especially helpful for when the car is sitting at idle with ambient air around the box. With a shorter … Continue Reading ››

Power through Deletion. 2015 WRX TGV Delete Kit, Part 4: Product Testing

We’ve got some interesting plans to evaluate the performance benefits of our TGV delete kit. In addition, we want to evaluate any appreciable differences in terms of air temperature between the two materials (aluminum and Delrin) we have selected for our prototypes.

Test Preparation

For our first assessment, we will evaluate airflow temperatures in both materials during dyno testing. The goal here is to determine whether the different heat transfer properties of the two materials have an impact on the airflow within the TGV unit. Ideally we would use pre-TGV and post-TGV sensors to evaluate this, but for our initial test a … Continue Reading ››

Power through Deletion. 2015 WRX TGV Delete Kit, Part 3: First Prototypes

We’re back with another quick update on our TGV delete project for the 2015+ WRX. After designing our initial models and then 3D-printing a prototype for test fitting, we worked up a couple functional prototypes for on-car testing.

First Prototype Images

Check out a few images of our functional prototype deletes!
Mishimoto’s 2015 WRX TGV delete prototypes
Mishimoto’s 2015 WRX TGV delete prototypes
Mishimoto’s 2015 WRX TGV delete prototypes
Mishimoto’s 2015 WRX TGV delete prototypes
As you … Continue Reading ››