Currently under revision (March 2019)
With the 2015+ FA20DIT WRX getting pushed further into the high horsepower territory, there is no denying that the FA20DIT is an excellent platform to make power with. Like every other forced induction platform, especially boxers engines, an efficient intercooler plays a key roll in cooling charge pipe temps to make the most out of a given setup. That is why we use our 600+ hp core billet end tank FMIC kit on our shop’s stock turbo record 430+ hp / 490 tq, 11.3 second 2015 WRX; it just works!
We have worked hard to bring what we feel is one of the best fitting and performing front mount intercooler kits to the 2015+ FA20DIT WRX market. Our kits feature an extremely dense 600 hp 22″x12″x3.5″ intercooler core. This core is optimal size for small, stock-frame turbos because it does not create lag like larger cores, but still leaves customers quite a bit of head room for future power goals. We have taken our 600 hp intercooler cores well over 800 hp! Billet machined aluminum end tanks maximize efficiency while looking as smooth as they flow!
No cutting or trimming is required, our kit was designed to work and fit with all OEM components, but also be compatible with most aftermarket parts like intakes, bypass valves and many more!
- CNC’d billet end tank 600 hp core intercooler
- Bumper beam
- Powdercoated steel intercooler mounting brackets
- Bead-rolled and powder coated black aluminum intercooler piping featuring our machined billet compressor outlet flange
- High-quality 4-ply PRL silicone couplers
- Stainless T-bolt clamps
- Vacuum Lines
- Recirculation hoses with stainless clamps
- Machined washer fluid neck
- Intake mounting bracket w/ hardware
- All necessary hardware for installation
- Logo Stencil
TGV deletes are recommended for optimal performance and fitment
- 25 – 40 hp / tq and even more mid-range gains without a tune in comparison to stock intercooler and stock charge pipe
- 60 – 75 hp / tq and even more mid-range gains with supporting mods after tune in comparison to stock intercooler and stock charge pipe
- 25 hp and 35 ft/lbs with over 50 hp / tq mid-range gains in comparison to aftermarket TMIC and charge pipe upgrade
- Increased turbo spool
- Drastically decreased air temps and engine knock
- Improved power-consistency
This kit is intended to allow customers to run higher boost levels and timing without the heat-soak / knock of a little turbo being run out of efficiency through a TMIC for extended periods of time. From our experience, a stock location charge pipe kit will gain 20 – 35 hp / tq. An efficient aftermarket TMIC will typically pick up 15 – 30 hp / tq on these cars due to the engine’s ability to run more timing and peak boost safely, where the factory pieces would cause detonation (Subarus’ biggest enemy). Our FMIC kit saw an additional 25 hp and 35 ft / lbs of tq at peak and over 50 hp / tq throughout midrange by drastically decreasing temps and allowing us to run more timing and boost safely in comparison to a car that ALREADY had a charge pipe kit and Turbo XS TMIC. This would equate to roughly 60 – 75 hp (and even more tq) and over 100 hp / tq throughout the midrange to the wheels in comparison to cars with stock charge pipe and intercooler.
Where our kit really shined was with back-to-back testing. Usually these cars end up heat-soaking after repetitive dyno pulls or spirited driving and lose power as the ECU begins to pull timing. Our kit makes consistent power, even after abuse; great news for racers! All dyno pulls were within a couple horsepower / torque of each other.
“This is where the pretty graphs come in! After spending two days tuning against the climbing charge temps with the factory hot mount, I was ready for the FMIC upgrade. Having owned and tuned other platforms with top mount intercoolers and run them at the track, the heat soak is brutal (even at the drag strip — we’d see staging temps of 50-60 degrees Celsius on a good pass).
With the PRL FMIC and even more boost our charge temps actually continued to DROP after the pull started — and the temps started lower to begin with. With the factory hot mount temps would just climb every pull. Does this have an impact on power? Absolutely. There shouldn’t even be any argument here.“
– Vit Viper