Do you need a tune for a front mount intercooler STI?
Registered. yes, a fmic will change your MAF scaling and your a/f ratio’s. It definitely needs to be tuned.
Is the STI intercooler better?
The OEM intercooler on the STI is better than the one on the WRX, however, it still has plenty of room for improvement. Once you start to turn up the boost with tuning and other performance parts, the OEM TMIC quickly becomes a bottleneck.
Do you need a tune after installing front mount intercooler?
You can definitely run an intercooler without being tuned for it though, like others have said, you can really optimize performance by running a Stage 2 tune. If you already have an AP3 then adding the FMIC means you are essentially stage two so you should be able to just grab the Cobb OTS Stg2 tunes and be golden.
Can you put an STI intercooler on a WRX?
The STI intercooler is larger in every dimension than the stock WRX unit. You can re-use the stock WRX inlets if your STI intercooler does not have the STI Y-pipe installed. You need a new pair of inlet gaskets and you need to modify a WRX flexible Y-pipe with an extension if you do.
Are front mount intercoolers better than top mount?
From an airflow efficiency standpoint, a top mount intercooler will be more efficient than a front mount given the shorter path from the turbo to intake. You’ll be moving air quicker. But don’t confuse the longer path with turbo lag, as the system is already pressurized.
How much HP does intercooler add?
Do Intercoolers Add Horsepower? To put it simply: no, a turbo intercooler will not really add any horsepower to your car but it does influence it. More air equals more power, so to speak.
Does an upgraded intercooler require a tune?
Nope. Upgrading the intercooler doesn’t require a tune.
How much HP will a intercooler add?
Depending on all these variables, an aftermarket intercooler may be worth power gains of between 5% – 10% above the gains that an OEM intercooler may provide.
Do you need a front mount intercooler for a Subaru WRX?
We get tons of questions when it comes to choosing a top mount intercooler or front mount intercooler for your Subaru WRX, and it’s all in good reason. It’s one of the most common mods for 2015-2019 WRX owners who plan to build past the standard stage 2.
Are there Rallysport direct intercoolers for Fiesta ST?
Whether if you want a larger top mount for that Subaru STI, or if you want to get a bigger core for that Ford Fiesta ST, RallySport Direct carries a large selection of upgraded top mount intercoolers for Subaru Turbo Models, and many front mount intercooler upgrades for other turbocharged makes and models.
Why do I need a top mount intercooler?
Larger top mount intercoolers or upgraded front mount intercoolers will reduce the intake air charge temperatures to keep that turbo happy. Make sure when shopping for an intercooler, that you check out the Intercooler Installation Kits section and see if there are any odds and ends for your application.
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