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
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.
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.
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.
Check out a few shots of the finished pipes mocked into position.
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!
And a shot of a few completed prototype 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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