|As boost pressure is increased, the
temperature of the inlet air increases and robs power from the engine.
||The APS dual entry top mount intercooler with
twin induction to better spread the cooling effect on the incoming charge
is designed for maximum street performance on the WRX or STI fitted with drive-by-wire throttle system. With the significantly lower pressure drop (less than 0.02 Bar / 0.3 psi at 240 kW / 320 hp across the intercooler and 1.6 psi total pressure drop including the throttle body), it's a perfect partner for stock and high output turbochargers.
For optimum performance, the intercooler core itself is internally finned with large internal charge air channels.
This results in huge cooling capacity with very high contact area for heat transfer and the highest volumetric air flowrate. Just as importantly, the APS cast alloy end tanks ensure
even charge air distribution through the intercooler core
without "hot spots" commonly found in aftermarket intercoolers.
That along with huge intercooler core volume of 603 cu in compared to the standard intercooler ensures the maximum possible intercooling performance.
The APS top mount intercooler is absolutely the largest top mount intercooler that is possible to practically install in the late model STI, WRX or Forester fitted with fly-by-wire throttle - core dimensions of 20" x 6.7" x 4.5"
Note: APSWRX-CCD/06 required for Forester and 06/07 Model WRX.
Stock Compressor Discharge Duct used on 2004-2007 model STI
||Blow off valve mount cast into the APS TMIC for direct bolt on fitment of factory style flanged blow off valves.