One of the easiest ways to increase performance from a turbocharged engine is with a large front-mount intercooler kit. By making the intake temperature cooler (thanks to its large surface area and core), additional air and fuel can be added upon allowing much more power to be achieved as well as improving the overall combustion process.
Just like its predecessors, the latest ‘Shark Eye’ Subaru Impreza features a top-mount intercooler directly above the turbocharger. Aside from absorbing turbo heat directly, the top-mount intercooler is greatly compromised in size due to its positioning. This makes it the perfect candidate for a Japspeed front-mount intercooler kit – improving cooling capacity and de-cluttering the already cramped engine bay.
Unlike other kits, Japspeed’s front-mount intercooler is a complete bolt-on replacement. Each kit has been designed specifically for each model, and every part is supplied to ensure for a perfect fit including an additional mounting bar to support the monster 870mm x 235mm x 90mm unit. Each intercooler is made from polished aluminium for maximum strength and minimum weight, while TIG welds are used throughout to ensure longevity.
The Japspeed ‘Shark Eye’ intercooler has been tested up to 600bhp and features a minimal pressure drop of 1050cfm @ 0.5psi, an exceptional result given its size (over five times the standard unit!). All clamps and silicone hoses are included along with a full picture-led fitting guide – you won’t find a better kit for the money.
Fits Subaru Impreza + Legacy 2008-2011 all turbo charged models WRX+STi. Available from £399.99