Pipe fabrication

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

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

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.

GR STI stock intercooler removed
GR STI stock intercooler removed

Once the engine bay was evaluated, we began to fabricate piping. Our goal was to route these pipes in the cleanest possible fashion while keeping the route as short as possible. First, the upper portion of the pipes were mocked up and tacked together.

GR STI intercooler pipe fabrication
GR STI intercooler pipe fabrication

Special attention was given to clearances between the intercooler pipes and the engine/engine bay components to ensure nothing would be rubbing or vibrating during operation.

GR STI intercooler pipe clearance
GR STI intercooler pipe clearance

Check out a few shots of the finished pipes mocked into position.

GR STI intercooler pipe fabrication
GR STI intercooler pipe fabrication
GR STI intercooler pipe fabrication
GR STI intercooler pipe fabrication

Now is a great time to recognize the talents of our engineering team. Personally, I am a huge fan of aesthetically pleasing fabrication work. The welding and pipe fitting skills of our team here are seriously impressive. Check out a few shots displaying their work!

Pipe fabrication
Pipe fabrication
Pipe fabrication
Pipe fabrication
Pipe fabrication
Pipe fabrication

And a shot of a few completed prototype pipes!

GR STI completed prototype intercooler pipes
GR STI completed prototype intercooler pipes

We now had all of our piping kits fabricated and ready for production! Check back with us next time for a few shots of these kits fully installed!

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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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