GrimmSpeed Intercoolers have set the gold standard of how a high performance heat exchanger should be crafted. Our intercoolers have always maintained the delicate balance of low pressure drop and high temperature rejection, which is vital to safety and performance for your turbocharged Subaru engine. How can we possibly improve upon what is already touted as the best? The answer is exactly what enthusiasts have been anticipating for years: Introducing the GrimmSpeed 2015+ WRX and STI Front Mount Intercooler Kits!
Our existing line of GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercoolers are a fantastic choice for enthusiasts, they can handle what most street cars can throw at them without breaking a sweat, but we know there are lots of builders pushing their engines to the limit and beyond. With that in mind, we wanted to create an intercooler that took the tried and true GrimmSpeed design criteria and methodology and push it to be able to handle ridiculous power levels. The result is a front mount Intercooler kit with the same great fit and finish you can expect from GrimmSpeed parts that will handle over 800HP and still keep going!
The core is the most important aspect of the intercooler. Its difficult to design the most efficient core possible; get it right and you have phenomenal results, get it wrong and you end up with an expensive paperweight. We were able to channel over a decade of intercooler production knowledge into creating a totally custom design from the ground up with our tested internal and external specifications to maximize the performance and deliver the best cooling option on the market. The beautiful cast aluminum end tanks were carefully designed alongside the core for the most efficient and optimal flow characteristics for all driving situations. The result of our hard work is an intercooler designed, welded and tested right here in Minneapolis, MN by a team of skilled engineers and welders with extremely minimal pressure drop and extraordinary heat rejection.
Along with amazing performance, perfect vehicle fitment and mounting are essential. We designed robust steel mounting brackets that will keep the unit from shifting around even during hard track driving. We learned from other manufacturers shortcomings and improved upon them. Unlike other kits, our front mount intercoolers retain a HUGE core, but do not require cutting portions of your bumper cover or light housings, and dont require replacing or relocating components such as the washer tank or coolant reservoir in order for the piping to fit.
An impressive core like the one weve designed means nothing without a complimentary, properly-engineered piping kit. GrimmSpeed kits are comprised of thick aluminum tubing, precisely machine-bent with large radius bends for maximum flow and perfect fitment every time. The pipes are bead rolled at each end to lock together with the included 5-ply silicone couplers so you dont have to worry about blow offs under high boost. They are then covered in gorgeous, durable red or black wrinkle powdercoat finish that looks incredible and matches your other GrimmSpeed parts!
As with most FMIC kits, the GrimmSpeed Front Mount Intercooler requires the removal of your factory bumper beam in order to fit its massive core. The factory bumper beam aids in chassis rigidity and adds reinforcement to your factory bumper cover. To help keep chassis deflection at bay and to keep any large dents out of your front fascia were offering the GrimmSpeed Bumper Bar as an optional add-on. Our bumper bar is constructed of thick mild steel, welded to robust mounting plates that are machined for weight savings. Each bar includes a welded-in tow hook receiver so you can continue to use your GrimmSpeed License Plate Relocation Kit. The entire bumper bar is covered in a durable black powdercoat for good looks and longevity!
NOTE: Even though this bumper bar is built to last it is NOT intended to be used as a substitute for the OEM crash protection, nor is it intended to be used for vehicle recovery.