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A Front-Mount for the 2015 STi, Part 4: Final Prototype Fitting

Putting together our final prototype was a bit easier for this project compared to other front-mount intercooler (FMIC) kits our team has developed. As mentioned in previous segments, we used the crash beam and intercooler from our 2015 WRX kit. Now we’ve worked up some functional prototype piping for a final test fit. First, let’s take a quick look at each portion of the kit.

Intercooler and Crash Beam

The intercooler core is the key component in any intercooler kit. This core has provided significant air temperature drops during our testing on the WRX, and we expect the same results with the STi. [caption … Continue Reading ››

A Front-Mount for the 2015 STI, Part 3: Hot-Side Intercooler Pipe Fabrication

With our cold-side piping complete, it was time to focus on the hot side. This portion of the piping system would require a bit more attention, mainly because we were unable to scavenge any existing pipes from our WRX/STI front-mount intercooler kits (as we did with the cold side). Let’s get to it!

Piping Fabrication

The hot-side piping will route from the turbocharger compressor outlet, around the driver side of the engine bay, and into the front bumper area to attach to the intercooler. Here is a look at the turbocharger connection point. 2015 … <a href=Continue Reading ››

A Front-Mount for the 2015 STI, Part 2: Cold-Side Intercooler Pipe Fabrication

Our first segment of this STI intercooler project involved the test fitting of our WRX crash beam and intercooler core. We were able to verify fitment of both pieces, which allowed our team to move on to piping fabrication. We are starting this kit with the cold-side pipe, which we’ve decided to place this on the passenger side of the engine bay to reduce the piping length as much as possible. Following this strategy should help reduce lag seen by the driver.

Pipe Fabrication

The cold-side pipe is a great place to start because we are able to use a portion of … Continue Reading ››

Dropping Intake Temps. 2015 STI FMIC R&D, Part 1: Core Fitment and Piping Plans

We’ve given the 2015 WRX quite a bit of love, mostly due to the introduction of the FA20DIT within the new chassis. Our team developed a ton of awesome components: a downpipe, an intake system, a couple different intercooler options, and various other neat parts. With our WRX projects mostly wrapped up, it’s time to turn our attention towards the STi. It still has an EJ engine under the hood, but it is mated to a new chassis that many are taking advantage of in various forms of competitive racing. So far we have developed an intake and a cat-back exhaust … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015+ Subaru STi Performance Cold-Air Intake System, Part 4: Race Intake System

Interested in purchasing our 2015 STi intake system? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Subaru STI Performance Air Intake

As noted earlier in this article series, we would be tackling a race intake system to go along with our bolt-on unit. So what makes the race system different? For this particular system we are using a larger-diameter intake pipe with a larger MAF housing. This means greater intake flow, but it also means it will no longer function with the factory tune. This system is meant specifically for drivers who want aggressive professional tunes so they … Continue Reading ››