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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Top Mount Intercooler Removal

Most of Machine Zealots Season 3 has been a whole lot of videos that had nothing to do with our Project Impulse, the 2006 Subaru WRX STI. I know what you must have been thinking, "Hey! Where are the STI how-to videos?"

Well, I'm pleased to tell you guys that the rest of Season 3 will consist of more STI episodes! If you have seen our "Next Stage" video, sponsored by Apex Performance, you will know that the STI will have many more episodes to come. To start off this mini series, we remove the top mount intercooler. (TMIC)


Simple. Many of the modifications to come require the removal of the TMIC. In fact, we'll be doing our best to gear up for Season 4 from this point on. Some of the episodes you will see in Season 4 may consist of many things that require the removal of the TMIC: Clutch fluid change, transmission fluid change, wrapping the TMIC with Reflect-A-Gold tape, downpipe install, turbo blanket wrapping, turbo heat shield install, and installing the Crawford AOS. If all goes according to plan, Season 4 will be based heavily on modification.

Okay, let's get into the removal of the TMIC. It's pretty straight forward. The only pain is getting the intercooler back onto the car. I highly recommend removing the black support bracket for more clearance; an extra helping hand wouldn't hurt either to be honest.

Puyang is gearing up in his modding game as well. We are currently waiting for a particular upgrade in the mail, proudly sponsored by Apex Performance of course. We'll have more information on that later.

Stay tuned!


  1. It is really cool intercooler for the car. can I use any type for my car?

    1. You should really get a new tune if you change your intercooler. Depends on what your car is, you need to make sure it's suitable and beneficial to change your intercooler.


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