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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi FMIC Kit, Part 8: Testing Data Presentation and Project Recap

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Time to review our data so we can finally put a close on this project. The product development process for this front-mount intercooler has taken months and has also helped refine several of our processes. Before we move into the testing data, our first portion of this post will cover the physical benefits of our intercooler. By providing a more efficient heat exchanger, … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STI FMIC Kit, Part 7: Cooler Efficiency Testing

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

We are nearing the end of this build. As mentioned in the last post, we wanted to put our core to the test and provide some cooling efficiency data that our customers could use. We decided to modify our 2010 STi to add some heat and power to the CAC system for testing. Information regarding our vehicle is listed below. 2010 Subaru … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 6: Final Prototype Installation Shots

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

As promised, we have a couple cool images showing these kits fully installed on our test vehicles. Check them out below! First, our full kit installed on our shop 2003 WRX Bugeye wagon!
Bugeye wagon with Mishimoto kit fully installed
Bugeye wagon with Mishimoto kit fully installed
This intercooler fills out the bumper completely … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 5: Intercooler Pipe Fabrication/Development Continued

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

10 STI + Bugeye Development 3 It was time to turn our attention to the last pipe kit, this one would be for the 2008-2014 STI. Our GR WRX kit turned out very nice, and our goal is to emulate that kit as closely as possible. First, we removed the factory top-mount intercooler. [caption id="attachment_1436" align="alignnone" … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 4: Intercooler Pipe Fabrication/Development

Interested in purchasing our Subaru WRX or STi intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product pages linked below!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

Time to weld up some pipes! This would be the more time-consuming portion of this project, as most of these vehicles would require a specific pipe kit. We would not be able to utilize one set of pipes across the model board, as we did with the intercooler. Going in order, we started with our Bugeye. One of our test vehicles featured a … Continue Reading ››