What is it?
Subtle Solutions: (04-13) Forester - Intercooler Splitter for XT's w/ (08-13) STI TMIC was designed to help divert air traveling through the integrated hoodscoop evenly over the top of the Stock "STI" TMIC (will also fit some aftermarket Intercoolers). This splitter mounts directly on top of your TMIC using the (2) M8 stock mounting bols. The splitter divides the entering air into 3 equal sections and allows for optimum flow onto the intercooler.
Your intercooler acts like a radiator and cools down the heated air coming out of your turbocharger right before it enters your engine. And like a radiator, the intercooler depends on a constant flow of outside air from your hood scoop at its surface to keep the intake temperatures lower.
Colder air is denser than hot air, and can be compressed more efficiently, resulting in more power and less detonation. If you have ever pulled over after a spirited drive and felt your intercooler, you would notice that it can get pretty hot. This is partly due to the ineffective design of the factory metal splitter inside your hood scoop. With the way the factory splitter is designed, air entering through the hood scoop is only directed over about 50% of the intercooler’s surface area.
The Intercooler Splitter has specially angled fins that rise into your hood scoop. These fins collect incoming air and disperse it evenly over the entire surface area of your intercooler, dramatically increasing intercooler efficiency. This increase in intercooler efficiency will result in lower intake temperatures, and more power! The improvements seen make this a perfect upgrade, even for a car with a factory intercooler and hood scoop.
Unlike most other companies in the industry, all of our products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA!
- CAD Designed
- CNC Laser Cut
- CNC Pressed
- Lightweight Aluminum - Powder Coated (Textured Black)
- Stainless Steel hardware (washers)
- Made in USA
Designed to fit:
- (04-13) Forester XT's that have the large (08-13) STI TMIC installed.
What's included in the package?
- Aluminum - Intercooler Splitter (Black)
- Stainless Steel - Washers
- Rubber Pads w/ 3M adhesive backing
- SUBTLE STICKERS!