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GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black - Subaru WRX 2008-2014
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GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black

Subaru WRX 2008-2014

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Part # 090044
$1,099.00

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Features & Product Details

This is the Grimmspeed top mount intercooler that has been designed to provide maximum cooling efficiency with minimal restriction. Grimmspeed understands that because the top mount intercooler design is more prone to heat soak, they developed a solution that delivers performance while reducing intercooler temperatures to help prevent pre-detonation or knock which allows for more power and performance.

Grimmspeed designed this intercooler with two unique end tanks. The first end tank accepts the hot air charge from the turbocharger and feeds the air into the intercooler core. The second end tank receives the cooled charged air from the core and delivers it into the throttle body. These end tanks are precision cast and machined, and the intercooler core will have a bypass valve flange that is milled flat and will come with stainless steel studs that are permanently installed to ensure that the aluminum threads don't become damaged. These end tanks are welded to a high-density bar and plate intercoolers before the entire assembly is pressure tested, cleaned and sealed just before shipment. 

Included with this intercooler are 5-ply silicone couplers, as well as a splitter designed specifically for this intercooler core. The splitter is laser cut from an aluminum sheet and CNC bent and powder-coated for extra protection against corrosion. Stainless steel hardware will be included to secure the splitter to the factory hood scoop. 

Also included will be premium clamps, as well as a seal for the splitter to make this top mount intercooler setup ready for the installation. 

Note that this particular intercooler core will come powder-coated in the black finish for those of you who want the stealth look in your engine bay. 

Specifications

Brand: GrimmSpeed
Color: Black
Core Depth: 3.50 in
Core End Tank Material: Aluminum
Core Height: 8.70 in
Core Type: Bar and Plate
Core Width: 17.50 in
Includes New Clamps: Yes
Installation Hardware Included: Yes
Intercooler Piping Included: Yes
Intercooler Piping Material: Silicone
Mfgr. Warranty: Lifetime
Condition: New Product
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GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black ( Part Number: 090044)
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black ( Part Number: 090044)
GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler Black ( Part Number: 090044)
'12 WRX Hatchback - 300/301 FBO w/ GrimmSpeed TMIC 4 months ago
5out of 5stars

GrimmSpeed TMIC: 1 Ft. Throttle body coupler = lag-free boost with support upwards to 500 WHP, and a hell of a lot less piping to worry about leaking. I am on year 2 with my GrimmSpeed TMIC, and still have no regrets forking out the extra for a quality Top-mount upgrade. Paired with GrimmSpeed's Limited Divorced Downpipe, an Invidia N1 Dual-Exhaust Catback, and an AEM 340 LPH Fuel pump, I made a campy 300/301 on a heartbreaker Dyno. My only criticism with the upgrade setup is the same as most owners that have gone this route, the Silicone Coupler for the intercooler-to-throttle body (also known as the Cobra Pipe) is notorious for popping off at higher boost levels, something I've had happen a couple times on the road, I was lucky enough to have a couple tools on-hand when it happened but trying to re-connect a silicone hose at night on the side of the highway with the kind of clearance the EJ25's provide is not fun and you will wreck your hands trying to do it. That, and because of the larger size, there's not a lot of wiggle room when it comes to removing and reinstalling the intercooler so getting the hose reconnected anytime you've removed the whole thing is a pain as well. Personal recommendation, set the couplers Grimmspeed provides aside, they're fine for other applications but for the Cobra pipe it's not enough, and get T-bolt clamp that will fit on the Throttle-body end. Connect that part of the hose to the engine and get the T-bolt clamp as tight as you can, feel free to spray a bit of hair spray on the inner-part of the hose for that side if you're having an issue with it not staying on while it's being tightened down. You'll want to really make sure this part doesn't leak or come loose because it is by-far the worse of the two sides to have pop off, in fact in the future if you need to remove the intercooler plan on leaving this part of the pipe still connected at all times and shoving a clean rag into the other end to prevent debris from going into the pipe. Then connect the upper portion of the hose to the intercooler once you have the intercooler in place get the intercooler on the bolts that hold it in place, but only put the nut on a few spins so you can wiggle the intercooler a bit as-needed. Your best bet is to hit the upper portion of the hose with a heat gun on a lower setting for a little bit to make the silicone easier to coerce onto the intercooler, it will take some time the first time around but a little heat, a long flathead screwdriver and a lot of patience will eventually get the hose fully over the lip. Tighten down with another T-bolt clamp that will fit.
  
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Great topmount solution 4 years ago
5out of 5stars

This thing is beefy! Much heavier than I thought it would be, and it definitely takes up a lot of space in the engine bay. I can no longer readily see my cool turbo heatshield, and my Perrin strut brace won't fit anymore, but those are small tradeoffs. Install was a lot more work compared to just messing with the stock intercooler. I also installed this with a good bit of supporting mods (recommend at least a boost controller, downpipe, and proper tune), and I've seen a massive power increase with no extra lag on my VF52 turbo. There will always be a debate about painted black VS unpainted; bottom line is you will not feel any measurable difference, so I just got the black to help prevent any oxidation that might occur on the exterior over time. It also looks cooler, in my opinion. Great product, insanely expensive, but very pleased overall.
  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Q: Fitment  Chuck1 year ago

    How comes it says it won’t fit my 09 Forester XT I’m pretty sure it will the WRX and XT have The same chassis and engine?
    • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

      A:  Their 08-14 WRX or 05-09 LGT top mount intercoolers are made specifically for their listed vehicle fitment. It is possible to use their 08-14 WRX or 05-09 LGT top mount intercooler in a 2009 Forester XT, but *only *the intercooler itself will fit. The intercooler splitter will *not* work on the Forester XT.

      Johnny M. @ RallySport Direct 1 year ago  
        
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  • Q: requirements   Quinnyames2 years ago

    what parts and specs do i need to run this intercooler ?
    • 0 of 0 people found the following answer helpful

      A:  This will work on an otherwise stock vehicle, although a vehicle with minor bolt on upgrades and a tune will see the most benefit from it.

      Marcus E. @ RallySport Direct 2 years ago  
        
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  • Q: Intake temps  RogueMTB2 years ago

    What is the accurate, consistent temperatures I can get when running this intercooler? Would I be able to do pulls, pop the hood, and it be cool to the touch?
    • 0 of 1 people found the following answer helpful

      A:  Unfortunately, we would not be able to confirm temperatures you will see on your vehicle as different mods will affect this as well as the vehicle.

      Devan M. @ RallySport Direct 2 years ago  
        
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  • Q: Turbo xs bov compatible  tfelton933 years ago

    Is this intercooler compatible with the turbo xs blow off valves
  • Q: Hose Color  widowmakerex3 years ago

    When ordering this intercooler and kit, is there an option to switch out the black piping/hoses' for the red ones?

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