Meticulous Engineering Meets Unparalleled Craftsmanship.
If you've already been added to the NASIOC Group Buy, please do not ask to be added to this list as well!
The time has come! It’s been just about one year since we began developing the perfect 08-14 WRX, 05-09 LGT Top Mount Intercooler and we’re thrilled to announce the official Group Buy as a thank you to all of the NASIOC members that have provided their input, critiques and support throughout the process. This thread will be a ‘living thread’ in that as we continue to assemble our final marketing materials, we’ll continue to update it’s content. If at any time you feel that you’re ready to join in on the fun, let us know your vehicle and coating preference and you’ll be added to the list!
Once you’re on the list, you’ll be sent payment instructions and will be able to officially place your order and secure your spot as one of the first to receive a new GrimmSpeed Top Mount Intercooler! Orders for each fitment and coating preference will be shipped in the order that payment is received. Orders are expected to begin shipping in early January 2015. We've decided to extend the group buy through the beginning of 2015 since we know that things can be tight during the holiday season and come Jan. 1, you might have some gift money burning a hole in your pocket!
Without further ado, introducing the GrimmSpeed 08-14 WRX, 05-09 LGT Top Mount Intercooler!
- 17.5in x 8.7in x 3.5in Cross Flow Core
- careful balance of high heat transfer and low pressure drop
- Cast Aluminum End Tanks
- machined BPV flange for precision fit and perfect seal
- 5-Ply Silicone Couplers
- custom molded and reinforced for demanding environments
- Wide-Mouth Splitter
- collects air from the entire width of the scoop
- Vibration Isolation Mounting
- keep the intercooler system from fatigue due to vibration
- Stainless Steel BPV Studs
- avoid the risk of damaging fragile aluminum threads
- Cleaned, Inspected and Sealed Prior to Shipping
- prevent motor damage due to foreign matter
There are two primary considerations in the design of an intercooler: maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure drop. Unfortunately, one causes the other, so finding a perfect balance requires a detailed understanding of the intended application, some serious engineering power and the highest quality manufacturing processes. Fitment and quality are also critically important to ensure that the most safety-critical part of your turbo system is up to the task every time your foot hits the floor. We began by laser scanning an OEM TMIC to plot the mounting points and space claim in CAD with pinpoint accuracy. At the same time, we designed a custom bar and plate core with overall dimensions, fin density and fin types that would provide the insane heat transfer area we require with minimal flow restriction. With core size nailed down, we got to work designing end tanks that offered smooth flow, perfect fitment and even distribution of the hot charge air through the core. Countless revisions were tested in flow simulation before we finally found exactly the characteristics that we wanted. From there, 3D printed prototypes were used to confirm fitment and we began work on manufacturing details in preparation for verification testing and production.
End tanks are precision cast and then fixtured and machined for perfect fitment. The bypass valve flange is milled flat and stainless steel studs are permanently installed to ensure that the aluminum threads don’t become damaged and shorten the life of the intercooler. Following inspection, end tanks are welded to high density bar and plate intercoolers before the entire assembly is pressure tested, cleaned and sealed for shipment. 5-ply silicone couplers hold their shape in extreme conditions and ensure that charge air makes it to and from the intercooler with no trouble. Splitters are laser cut from aluminum sheet and CNC bent before being assembled and powdercoated with a durable texture black finish. Stainless steel hardware secures the splitter to the factory hood scoop.
Final performance evaluation to be completed the week of December 15. In the past, we've released products with data collected using prototype or pre-production parts and on such a large, important system like this, we'd simply prefer to share data from the production pieces (which have been incomplete before this week). At the same time, a full technical breakdown of each component and it's critical specs will be available as well. Check back soon!
Includes everything for a complete kit:
- 1x Intercooler
- 1x Aluminum Turbo Adapter
- 1x Silicone Hose Kit
- 1x Breeze Liner Clamp Kit
- 2x Mounting Brackets
- 2x Vibration Isolators
- 1x Full Hardware Kit
- 2x BPV Mounting Studs (installed)
- 1x Splitter
- 1x Splitter Gasket Kit
- 2008-2014 Subaru WRX
- 2005-2009 Subaru Legacy GT
GROUP BUY INFORMATION
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, 11:59PM
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 11:59PM
Flat rate, shipping calculated at checkout
Shipping of the intercoolers, splitters and y-pipes will begin as soon as our full production run is complete (estimated Jan. 9) . You'll receive payment instructions via PM after you're name is on the list. If you'd like to be added to the group buy list, please be sure to note your vehicle fitment and whether or not you want black thermal dispersant coating.
Top Mount Intercooler Kit (TMIC, Silicone Couplers, Splitter and all brackets/hardware)
Normal MSRP: $999.99
Group Buy Pricing: $799.99
Thermal Dispersant Coating (Black)
Normal MSRP: $135.00
Group Buy Pricing: $99.99
As always, if you have any questions, please ask away!