Mishimoto GR STI on the dyno

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

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

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 WRX STI

  • 6-Speed Manual
  • Mishimoto Intake
  • Mishimoto Front-Mount Intercooler
  • Fuel Line Modification
  • 3” Downpipe
  • Tune

Check out a few shots of the car on the dyno!

Mishimoto GR STI on the dyno
Mishimoto GR STI on the dyno
Mishimoto GR STI on the dyno
Mishimoto GR STI on the dyno

As you can see, we have sensors installed on the piping, both the cold- and hot-side of the intercooler. We have pressure and temperature sensors hooked up for logging. We are hoping to capture data on any pressure losses across the core, as well as any temperature reduction we see through the cooler. Check out a close-up shot of the sensors.

Temperature and pressure sensors for testing
Temperature and pressure sensors for testing
Temperature and pressure sensors for testing
Temperature and pressure sensors for testing

Check out a quick video showing a walk around, as well as a few dyno pulls with our completed front-mount intercooler setup!

That’s it for this post! Check back in a few days for the results from our testing and a quick recap of the project!

Thanks for reading!

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

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