Perrin Front Mount Intercooler w/ Bumper Beam - WRX 2002-2007 / STI 2004-2007
Swap out your overheated factory top-mount intercooler for the PERRIN Front Mount Intercooler to get the most out of your turbocharged WRX or STi. Add power and a bold new look all-in-one. A key to making more power on any turbocharged engine is the addition of a high performance air-to-air intercooler. This part, in the simplest of terms, cools the air going from the turbo into your engine, much the same as a radiator cools the water inside the engine by transferring the excess heat away using multiple passages through a core. This PERRIN Intercooler easily fits in the front of your Subaru to maximize cooling.
|This product is universal or does not fit your vehicle. Please verify fitment before purchase!|
The most important part of any intercooler system is the core. The core cools the charged air on the way to the engine. The factory Subaru tube-and-fin intercooler was designed to be easy to manufacture, but is not good for performance.
PERRIN's testing has shown the optimum core design is the 3/8” bar-and-plate style that has a 3/8” charge air and ambient air path, instead of the common 1/4” size. The PERRIN bar-and-plate core design is much more durable than tube-and-fin, with the ability to withstand rocks and other debris which may enter the hood scoop. The PERRIN intercooler core is 28” long x 9.25” tall x 3.5” deep with a volume of 906.5 cu-in, giving the PERRIN Intercooler the best overall design for cooling and pressure drops and filling the opening of your WRX or STi bumper perfectly!
The intercooler support beam is constructed from boxed steel and is powder-coated black. Competitors use inexpensive aluminum bumper beams which save a little weight but are easily destroyed in a collision.
Every PERRIN intercooler is powder-coated to further protect it from the elements and making it look awesome for years to come. The intercoolers come in two finish options, either a bright silver or a stealth black powder coat.
The PERRIN Performance-designed end tanks control for near-perfect dispersal of hot air across the intercooler core. By eliminating any 90º corners and adding a smooth, gradual taper from top to bottom, turbulence is eliminated. Each end tank incorporates an innovative mounting tab to secure the core to the mounting beam.
PERRIN boost tubes are CNC mandrel bent from aluminum tubing for better weight reduction. Every boost tube has an oversized beaded end to ensure the hose clamps and couplers stay connected and sealed! PERRIN chose to take the smoothest shortest path to get air to and from the intercooler. Right off the turbo a smooth offset coupler carries the hot-side air charge to a perfectly-matched 2.25” boost tube. They chose 2.25" tubing for smoother, cleaner, obstruction-free routing while still being large enough to flow more WHP than most turbos can put out. The air charge is then routed through the engine bay next to the battery, and down behind the radiator to the intercooler. The cold side boost tubes are mounted as high as possible in the engine compartment to clear all turbo and intake combinations as it travels to the throttle body through the engine bay.
PERRIN Performance T-bolt clamps are standard on PERRIN Intercoolers. They are designed for uniform clamping at all points around the band. The wider band distributes the force over a larger area and the fine threaded bolts with nylon lock nuts allow for accurate torque and proper clamping. Never worry about having to re-tighten down the road! Each PERRIN logo'd clamp is made in the USA and has the torque spec engraved on it.
The PERRIN Front Mount Intercooler kit includes a PERRIN Performance coolant overflow tank. It adds clearance for better boost tube routing, holds more coolant than previous designs and uses the OEM tank cap for a great seal! The PERRIN Performance coolant overflow tank is protected from the elements by a black texture powder-coating. It looks great and makes the silk-screened logo pop.
PERRIN Performance is one of the only intercooler manufactures who pressure tests every intercooler. They pressurize every intercooler to 50 psi on their special jigs.This ensures you never get a core with a leak! Even the slightest leak can cause your vehicle to lose power because it is literally bleeding turbo boost pressure out of the intercooler.
The PERRIN Front Mount Intercooler kit only adds 9lbs of weight! If you take all the factory pieces you remove and compare them to the PERRIN parts you are installing, you will find you only added 9lbs!
Included with this front mount intercooler is a free PERRIN logged intercooler stencil. Use the stencil to easily paint the PERRIN logo across the front of your intercooler. Simply peel, stick, paint, and remove.
|Core Depth:||3.50 in|
|Core End Tank Material:||Aluminum|
|Core Height:||9.25 in|
|Core Type:||Bar and Plate|
|Core Width:||28.00 in|
|Includes New Clamps:||No|
|Installation Hardware Included:||No, reuses OEM|
|Intercooler Piping Included:||No|
|Bumper Beam Included:||Yes|
|Bumper Modification Required:||Yes|
|Mfgr. Warranty:||5 Years|
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