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Process West Khanacooler Top Mount Intercooler - 2015-2018 WRX

$629.63

SKU: PWTMIC16X

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This is the Process West Khanacooler Top Mount Intercooler designed to keep those intake air charge temperatures low so that all of your go fast goodies in your engine bay can thrive. Once you have surpassed the power limits of your factory top mount intercooler, not only do you hinder the performance of the rest of your modifications, but you also risk heat-soaking the intercooler.
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Process West Khanacooler Top Mount Intercooler

This is the Process West Khanacooler Top Mount Intercooler designed to keep those intake air charge temperatures low so that all of your go fast goodies in your engine bay can thrive. Once you have surpassed the power limits of your factory top mount intercooler, not only do you hinder the performance of the rest of your modifications, but you also risk heat-soaking the intercooler. Process West remedies this issue by fabricating a quality top mount intercooler that is a direct replacement of your factory top mount intercooler that is slightly larger and provides better volume and surface coverage.

Process West also includes a new splitter to accommodate this intercooler and to provide proper ducting and shrouding to suit the increased size. If you have a larger intercooler without a proper splitter designed specifically for that intercooler than you will not have any increases in ambient air flow. Additionally, Process West also includes a high-temperature resistant intercooler hose that will not break down, or expand under pressure.

Note that this particular intercooler will come coated in a traditional silver finish to add a cleaner look to the engine bay. Hardware, as well as a set of worm clamps, will be included to make this intercooler ready for installation.

Our new and highly anticipated ‘straight-fit’ Intercooler, the Processwest ‘KHANACOOLER’ is here now. Taking the technology used in our world-leading VERTICOOLER system and integrating it into a conventional Top-Mount setup for ease of fitment and factory-style appearance, KHANACOOLER represents a fantastic first step into the world of Subaru modification.

Technical Specs

  • High Flow Process West Bar and plate core measuring 347 x 225 x 100
  • Compatible with factory charge pipe or can you add the Process West charge pipe
  • Comes complete with under hood duct and engine pulley garnish
  • Core Size: 347 x 225 x 100mm
  • Factory-style appearance
  • Hood Splitter included
  • Comes with all necessary components to install
  • Available in Black or Silver

The good news is that for those of you that value a clean looking engine bay the Processwest KHANACOOLER works with the factory duct which means you don’t need to add any unsightly parts to the engine bay to have the whole system working clean and cool.

TESTING

Rather than gather a single set of data we decided on a two-pronged testing approach for KHANACOOLER to precisely measure and monitor the results of its fitment. First up was the fitment of a latest-spec AIM Data Logging system.

Using data gathered from the AIM Logger we could check how the KHANACOOLER compared to the stock piece under real-world conditions. This way we could measure the effect of heat soak when stationery right through to the not easily simulated wind-load from high speed runs. In each and every test discipline KHANACOOLER showed significant and measureable improvements over stock that you can feel through the seat of your pants when driving.

DYNO

Strapped to a Mainline Chassis dyno (well known for their accuracy and repeatability) the first test was to perform totally cold runs between KHANACOOLER and stock to show the gains that come from less boost restriction alone. Impressive? You bet!

Then with KHANACOOLER installed we perform the exact same test with the same time between runs to show the improvement in heat rejection. The final figure is 30 degrees Celcius, which is a 27 degree Celcius improvement over stock. Regardless of whether you speak in Celcius or Fahrenheit that’s a whopping 48% cooling improvement shown along with a substantial power gain to boot.

All of our scientific testing points to the fact that when you install KHANACOOLER and combine the real-world benefits of temperature drop AND pressure drop that saying KHANACOOLER is a 50% upgrade over factory is probably a modest statement!


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  • 2015-2020 WRX Process West Khanacooler Top Mount Intercooler

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  1. Awesome price but a pain

    By Abby June 02, 2019

    This intercooler is a great buy for the price but the install was a pain. The hose for the throttle body kept slipping off while attempting to tighten down, I recommend upgrading to turbo clamps. The hood scoop doesn't line up perfectly with the shroud and had to fix with a drill and a heat gun. The intercooler was sitting crooked and had to shim and bend the brackets

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