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Old 12-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Process West top Mount Install Guide 2011 STI!!

We have all of these parts, what should we do with them? I know, letís get them installed on our employee Jakeís 2011 Subaru STI! As you can see in the picture below, we are going to install quite a few parts on this thing. Shortly after we get them all installed, we will take the car to get it tuned and get some numbers for you guys!



You can see, we have our work cut out for us. In this thread we will be installing the Process West top mount intercooler. When you are upgrading to a larger turbo or driving the car hard it is important to keep the air charge as cool as possible. Even though the stock intercooler is able to flow sufficient air, it is still only designed for mild driving and stock power levels.

When pushing the car hard, the stock intercooler will heat soak quickly and take a long time to cool back down. This causes the performance of the motor to decline and power to suffer. The Process West intercooler is a direct factory replacement that features a larger than stock core and lower pressure drop. These 2 features previously stated allow the intercooler to flow more air while reducing the amount of pressure that is lost over the surface of the intercooler. These features allow the intercooler to work better for longer and also allow a larger amount of air to pass through the core. The combination of these things will allow this intercooler to handle upwards of 400WHP. This Process West TMIC includes everything needed to make it a direct factory replacement.

This was the easiest installation of all of the things we installed on this car. It was so easy, that is it were all that we had to install, it would have taken us less than 30 minutes from start to finish. If you were thinking about purchasing an aftermarket top mount intercooler, donít let the installation deter you.

When you first open the hood, you can clearly see what this job will entail. We just need to get the bolts off, clamps loose and it will pull out.



Hereís the passenger side bolt



Driverís side mount bolt



Then the two bolts holding the crossover pipe in place.



Factory bypass valve bolts (just pull this back and leave it sitting. You will be re-installing this on your new intercooler



Now the throttle body to intercooler coupler clamp can come loose. Just the top clamp will be fine. No need it taking the whole coupler off.





And finally, we can take the turbo to intercooler piping clamp off. Then the intercooler will pull out. Might take a bit of wiggling, but it should pull out at this time.





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Old 12-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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PROCESS WEST TOP MOUNT INSTALL CONTINUED


Hereís the Process West top mount vs the stock unit.





Now you can install the Process West unit on your car. We replaced our stock bypass valve with a Turbosmart dual port blow off valve. It simply mounts in the factory location. Bolt it up just like you would the stock unit. You can see it in these pictures.







Now that weíre done with that, letís have a model stand in front of the car and give their approval!


Thanks Rick! Hereís what it looks like after all the work is done. Man, what a journey it has been. Great car, great products! We had a lot of fun installing these parts. When we get some dyno numbers weíll be sure to share them with you. Thanks for following us on this installation process. We hope these write-ups have helped you guys install your parts and help you make the decision to upgrade your car!

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Old 01-17-2014, 03:52 PM   #3
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Lets get this guide to the top!

Kind regards,

Jeff
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