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Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 3: Track Prep

When you’re hurtling towards a concrete-walled turn at over 90 MPH, you’d better know that every nut and bolt in your car is torqued to spec.
Photo: Nick Thomas
We’ve all had to prepare for something before—a date, an interview, a test. It’s always a stressful experience. Now imagine you were about to go on a date with somebody you were pretty sure is trying to kill you. Or, imagine that your desk would be pushed off a 100ft cliff if you failed that test. Preparing for a track … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 4: Prototype Radiator Performance Testing and Project Completion

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX aluminum radiator? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator

Now that we had a finalized prototype, it was time to test this component to ensure that our improvements over the stock unit resulted in real-world advantages for our customers. An aluminum radiator provides the instantaneous benefit of increased reliability over the stock plastic unit. Despite this, cooling performance is always our primary goal with a heat exchanger. Prior to actual road testing, our engineering team put together a few charts illustrating the improvements over the stock radiator. [caption id="attachment_1219" align="alignnone" … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 3: Second Prototype Evaluation

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX aluminum radiator? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator

No need for an introduction, let’s check out our second prototype!
Mishimoto prototype 2 radiator
Mishimoto prototype 2 radiator
Mishimoto prototype 2 radiator
Mishimoto prototype 2 radiator
Mishimoto prototype 2 radiator
Mishimoto prototype 2 radiator
So what can we tell from these images? The unit as a … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 2: Evaluation of First Prototype Radiator

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX aluminum radiator? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator

Now that we had our first prototype unit in, it was time to evaluate fitment and determine if any changes were necessary when compared to the stock unit. First, we swapped the shrouds to see if any fitment issues existed because of the added size of the Mishimoto unit.
Mishimoto prototype 1 (right) fan shroud fitment
Mishimoto prototype 1 (right) fan shroud fitment
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Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction and Stock Radiator Overview

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX aluminum radiator? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Aluminum Radiator

The new 2015 WRX is a great toy for both daily use and as a weekend track warrior. The introduction of the FA20DIT into the WRX chassis has been well received, and from the reviews thus far, Subaru has done a great job with the new model. Although some might disagree with the styling, overall the car handles and performs very well. As for value, the 2015 model is a pretty decent bang for your buck. For those looking … Continue Reading ››