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Product ID: MM-INT-WRX-08
Mishimoto 08+ Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit
Mishimoto 08+ Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit
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Designed for applications that demand the greatest airflow and cooling capabilities, the Mishimoto WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit will provide your Subaru with the ability to make the most horsepower and torque possible. This Mishimoto WRX intercooler was designed with a large 28 intercooler core that provides the maximum cooling capability without excessive pressure drops that will wear out any turbocharger over time. The Mishimoto WRX intercooler features smooth cast end tanks that are CFD tested for maximum airflow with no sharp walls or bends from cut-and-weld end tanks that disrupt airflow. This WRX front-mount intercooler provides the best airflow and heat-exchange properties for those time-attack laps, or a 10-second blast down the quarter mile.

The Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler Kit also features four mandrel-bent aluminum pipes for optimum airflow. The hot-side pipes are 2.25 in diameter to keep airflow velocities high, giving your car an instant response without excessive throttle lag that plagues many front-mount intercooler designs. The cold side of the system features 3” mandrel-bent aluminum tubing for maximum airflow, and to match the diameter of your throttle body. The kit is compatible with both stock and aftermarket bypass or blow-off valves. 

The kit contains everything needed for a worry-free installation, including an application-specific crash bar that both supports the intercooler and mounts to existing points on the vehicle. No cutting or drilling is required to install the crash bar and intercooler. This WRX front-mount intercooler kit also includes vehicle-specific intercooler pipes designed exclusively for the 2008–2014 WRX turbo and intake manifold. Overflow bottle relocation brackets are included to move the bottle to the opposite side of the vehicle. All mounting brackets come with applicable hardware, zip ties, and thermal wrap. The kit also includes every coupler and clamp you need for a clean install, and the optional Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STI Performance Race Intake for added cooling power.

Mishimoto tested this intercooler on our 320 whp STI to find significant drops in AITs (air intake temperatures), and the intercooler has also been flow tested to over 600 whp! This WRX front-mount intercooler kit is available with either a Stealth Black or Sleek Silver cooler and includes the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty, ensuring superior product quality and craftsmanship. Worried that paint reduces performance? Check out our Painted Intercooler Engineering Report to learn how we debunked that myth!

  • Fits the 2008-2014 WRX
  • Available with optional Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STI Performance Race Intake
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty
  • Intercooler design optimized for maximum flow
  • Smooth cast end tanks allow the best possible airflow in and out of the intercooler
  • Optimal core design for maximum cooling efficiency with minimal pressure drop
  • Rated to 600 whp
  • Includes all necessary hardware, brackets, and accessories
  • Fits left-hand and right-hand drive models
  • Intercooler available in Sleek Silver or Stealth Black
  • Works with stock bypass valve or aftermarket blow-off valve



Installation Torque Specs27 in-lbs (3N*M) recommended for all t-bolt and constant tension t-bolt clamps. These clamps have an operating range of 18-35 in-lbs (2-4N*M). Do not exceed the maximum torque rating of 35 in-lbs (4N*M).

22 in-lbs (2.5N*M) recommended for all worm-gear clamps. These clamps have an operating range of 18-27 in-lbs 2-3N*M. Do not exceed the maximum torque rating of 27 in-lbs (3N*M).

Silicone Couplers(2) 2.25" Straight Couplers
(3) 2.75" Straight Couplers
(1) 2" to 2.75” Transition Coupler

Purchase Includes(1) Bar-and-Plate Intercooler
(1) Steel Crash Bar w/Mounting Hardware
(3) Hot-Side Intercooler Pipes
(3) Cold-Side Intercooler Pipes
(1) BPV Flange Adapter
(1) Relocation Brackets for Aluminum Overflow Can 
(2) 2.25" Straight Couplers
(3) 2.75" Straight Couplers
(1) 2" to 2.75" Transition Coupler
(1) BPV Recirculation Hose
(1) Intercooler to Throttle Body Hose
(1) 2" T-Bolt Clamp
(5) 2.5" T-Bolt Clamps
(9) 3" T-Bolt Clamps
(2) 1.5" T-Bolt Clamps
(1) 12" of Thermal Wrap
(1) 3' of 1/4 Rubber Hose
(5) Black Zip Ties
Optional Air Intake Kit
(1) Oiled Filter
(1) Aluminum Intake Pipe
(1) 3" to 2.75" Transition Coupler
(2) 3" Worm-Gear Clamps
(2) Black High-Temp Zip Ties

NoteMishimoto recommends that this intercooler kit, with or without the optional air intake, not be used with the stock ECU programming. It is highly recommended that the customer be able to retune the vehicle’s ECU after installing the intercooler kit. Power gains will vary depending on the size of the turbo, exhaust system, fuel system, and type of ECU tune that is applied to the vehicle.
This kit is rated for approximately 700 whp, or 30 psi of turbo boost. Exceeding these horsepower or pressure limits could require a custom-size front-mount intercooler.

Pipe DiameterHot-Side: 2.25"
Cold-Side: 2.75"

Constant Tension T-Bolt Clamps Specs(1) 2" T-Bolt Clamp
(5) 2.5" T-Bolt Clamps
(9) 3" T-Bolt Clamps
(2) 1.5" T-Bolt Clamps

Core Thickness3.5"

Cold-Side Intercooler Pipe Specs- Made from Polished Mandrel-Bent Aluminum
- 2.75" I.D. 
- Includes Upper and Lower Intercooler Pipes

Hot-Side Intercooler Pipe Specs- Made from Polished Mandrel-Bent Aluminum
- 2.25" I.D. 
- Includes Upper and Lower Intercooler Pipes w/ Gasket

Crash Bar Specs- Steel Construction with Black Powder Coat
- Application-Specific Mounting Holes
- 6.5 lb (2.9 kg)

Intercooler/Throttle Body Coupler SpecsMax Temperature: 330°F (166°C)
- 2.75" I.D.
- 3.15" O.D.

WRX BPV Hose Specs- Application-Specific Bend for this Kit
- 1.25" I.D.
- 1.5" O.D.
- 4mm Thick

Engine CodesEJ205

Chassis CodesGH

Fits2008-2014 WRX

Weight25 lbs

Tank Wall Thickness3.5mm

Max Rec. PSI30 psi


Core Length28"


Core Width3.5"
Core Height


Core Size28" x 8.25" x 3.5"

Overall Width5.5"

Overall Height9"

Overall Length44"


Max Rec. HP600 whp




List Price: $1,507.50
Price: $1,080.00

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