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Cool Your Charge! The 2015 WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Build, Part 4: Dyno Testing

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit

Time for the fun part of development, product testing! Since this is an intercooler, we would certainly need to put the WRX on the dyno for some pulls and data collection. It would be interesting to see how the installation of a front-mount system has an impact on turbo spool, intake temperatures, and perhaps even power output. Testing Preparation The first step toward data collection is to prepare our sensor bungs and install our pressure and temperature sensors. … Continue Reading ››

Cool Your Charge! The 2015 WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Build, Part 3: Pipe Routing and Fabrication

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit

Front-mount intercooler installed
Front-mount intercooler installed
In the last portion of this series we completed the fabrication of our prototype intercooler core and tanks, as well as our new bumper beam. We now had everything in place to construct a piping kit that would route air from the turbocharger to the intercooler and back to the engine. Hot-Side Piping We started our piping with the hot-side of … Continue Reading ››

Does the 2015 WRX Need an Upgraded Intercooler? Part 5: Testing and Results

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

Dyno Preparation Time to finally answer the question we have been discussing for months. Would the 2015 WRX benefit from an upgraded intercooler? To test both the stock unit and the Mishimoto prototype unit, we would need to drill and tap the coolers to accept our temperature and pressure sensors. First, we installed a sensor bung in our silicone throttle-body hose. This would capture post intercooler data for all three coolers. Continue Reading ››

Cool Your Charge! The 15’ WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Build, Part 2: Core and Support Fabrication

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit

Crash Beam Fabrication After an unsuccessful test fit of our existing bumper beam on the 15’, we started from scratch to create a beam specific for the 15’ chassis. First we hacked off the end tanks of our cooler so we were left with a bare core. This would provide some freedom to design our crash beam and later work on the end tank direction. Next we cut out some new mounting plates and fit them into … Continue Reading ››

Does the 2015 WRX Need an Upgraded Intercooler? Part 4: Charge Pipe Development

Interested in purchasing our 2015 WRX top-mount intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Subaru WRX Performance Top-Mount Intercooler and Charge-Pipe System

We’ve shared a ton of teasers that show our awesome charge-pipe design for the 2015 WRX. Now it is time to show you how this component came to life. First, take a look at the factory-equipped charge pipe.
Stock 15’ WRX charge pipe
Stock 15’ WRX charge pipe
Stock 15’ WRX charge pipe Continue Reading ››