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Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Black (15-20 EcoBoost)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey, guys. Stephanie with here with an overview of the Mishimoto Intercooler for the 2015 and up EcoBoost Mustang. In this video, we're gonna go over a few different things with the Mishimoto Intercooler. We're gonna talk about the performance aspects of this intercooler, the materials and construction, and the install as well. I'm gonna go into more detail later, but I can tell you right now this is a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. The EcoBoost, being a factory turbo car, means that it's a great platform for modifications. The turbo functions great from the factory, but if you're looking for performance, the turbo and its setup have a lot more to give. And the front mount intercooler is an important piece to the turbo puzzle. The Intercooler from Mishimoto is gonna be an option for the EcoBoost owner looking to bring down intake air times, as well as those looking for more performance and more boost. The whole purpose of an intercooler is to increase performance, and it does it through lowering the temperature of the incoming air that's compressed by the turbo. It forces cool air into the cylinders, so basically we're looking at cooler intake air times, thanks to the intercooler. This makes it a good mod for stock cars that are worried about heat soak or modified cars that need some more cooling capability. The factory intercooler can only cool so much air. It's limited by its size, so when you start fooling around with the EcoBoost and start running more boost and bolting on some mods, then you're looking at maxing out your factory unit and needing to upgrade. That being said, I wouldn't really peg front [SP] mount as one of the best first performance upgrades, but it works best when you've already done some work and you wanna make sure that your power potential isn't limited by your cooling setup. Now, like I just mentioned, depending on what area you're living in and if your car is a daily, you could be having heat soak issues that are killing some of your performance. And so, in that case, upgrading an intercooler is also a good idea. Just how much better of a cooling job an intercooler is capable of comes down to its size. This intercooler here is larger than the factory one all the way around, and that's one of those factors that's gonna help give you those cooler intake air times. This intercooler has a 58% larger core, with 25% more internal core volume, and a big 165% increase in external fin surface area. So if we compare this to the factory front mount, the Mishi core is taller, thicker, and longer. This is an all-around bigger intercooler than the factory one. The core's larger than the factory core is, but it's still gonna work with the factory piping, which actually has two benefits to it, which I'll explain in a second, and it's still gonna be a drop-in replacement. These are two very nice qualities because it means that you don't have to spend money on upgrading your piping and you don't have to worry about modifying anything to install this. And a larger core means that you have a larger cooling surface, hence the greater cooling capability.One thing to start thinking about when you start upgrading your setup around your turbo is things like pressure drop and turbo lag. So sometimes bigger isn't always better, depending on your setup and what all you've got going on. But with this intercooler, you aren't looking at a major pressure drop, which is good news for those of you that are concerned with your low-end power band. The ability of this front mount to do that has a lot to do with the fact that you're still using your factory piping, so that's the second benefit of keeping that piping. One other thing that I wanna hit on when it comes to the factory piping is to keep in mind that these are speed density cars, they're not MAF cars, so you don't have to worry about needing a larger MAF housing or maxing out a housing, since there's nothing to max out. When it comes to some specifics, this is, of course, TIG-welded, and it's made from 6061 aluminum. The aluminum is gonna dissipate heat faster, which is why it's used for intercoolers. This guy's also got an in-tank diverter to divert and improve air flow, so you'll be able to utilize the entire front mount. Now, this one is powder-coated black, but Mishimoto does also offer the same intercooler in a polished finish if you're interested in that look instead. The black just gives a more stealthy appearance.As far as price, this intercooler's gonna run you in between $500 and $600, but it is closer to the $500 mark. This is one of the more budget friendly options with only the SR offering being a lower price. Injen also offers an intercooler as well, and so does COBB. So I wouldn't call the install for an intercooler on an S550 particularly difficult. It's gonna take around two hours and be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meters. You are looking at needing a handful of tools, and a lift is gonna be your best friend in this case. Getting the car up high enough to work under the front end will make things go faster for you. You'll be pulling the intercooler out from below the car, and you do have to pop off the front bumper cover, the grilles, and the bottom dust cover off, but this is all easy stuff. Mishimoto does give some hardware for the install, and like I said earlier, this is a direct drop-in upgrade so it's gonna install the same way that the factory one comes out.Wrapping things up here, the Mishimoto Intercooler is a drop-in front mount upgrade for the EcoBoost Mustang. It works with the factory piping, it doesn't cause a large drop in pressure over the factory unit, and on average, it provides a 35-degree drop in air intake temperatur. It's an all-around larger intercooler, and I suggest you check it out more online right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Mishimoto Air-To-Air Intercooler
      • Direct Fit Replacement Upgrade
      • Increased Capacity for Extra Cooling
      • 35°F Reduction in Air Intake Temperature (AIT)
      • TIG-Welded 6061 Aluminum Construction
      • Black, Powder-Coat Finish
      • CARB EO Number - D-759
      • Works with Factory and Mishimoto Performance Intercooler Piping
      • Fits All 2015-2020 EcoBoost Mustangs


      Reduce Heat For More Power. Improve the performance of your turbocharged EcoBoost Mustang by replacing your factory intercooler with one from Mishimoto Performance. The Mishimoto intercooler is a direct fit replacement that is larger than stock with a 58% increase in core size, 25% increase in internal core volume and 165% increase in external fin surface area, all of which adds up to a 35°F reduction in Air Intake Temperatures (AIT). By lowering intake temperatures you eliminate the possibility of detonation to increase power and performance.

      Superior Construction. Manufactured from 100% 6061 aluminum for it's ability to quickly dissipate unwanted heat ensuring lower intake temperatures, this Mishimoto Performance Intercooler features a bar and plate design with cast end tanks and an in-tank diverter to provide optimal flow.

      Black Powder Coat Finish.
      A Mishimoto Performance Intercooler not only improves your EcoBoost's performance, but it also improves your Mustang's under hood appearance with an aggressive black baked on powder coat finish.

      Recommended Upgrade. To further improve the air flow and cooling capacity of this Mishimoto Air-to-air intercooler AmericanMuscle recommends installing a matching Mishimoto Intercooler Pipe Kit at the same time. They are available in a black or polished finish.

      CARB Certified. The CARB EO number is D-759.

      Application. This Mishimoto Performance Black Intercooler is specially designed to fit the 2015-2020 EcoBoost Mustang's equipped with the turbocharged 2.3L Inline 4-cylinder engine. Works with both stock and Mishimoto Performance Intercooler Piping Kits.

      Mishimoto's "No Questions Asked" Limited Lifetime Warranty

      Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details

      MPN# MMINT-MUS4-15BK

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (34)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 34 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      • November 03, 2019

        5 2017 EcoBoost - MikeH Installation Time: Afternoon

        Perfect Fit

        Tried another brand that had some issues fitting. No guess work with this model! Perfect! Will buy more Mishimoto products because of the superior product, engineering and packaging. Easy install!

        Helpful (1)
      • September 07, 2019

        4 2017 EcoBoost - Chris Installation Time: Afternoon

        So easy

        Easily installed once the OEM parts are removed. So glad I swapped the charge pipes at the same time. I had a local shop do the work due to a lack of time.

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      • May 14, 2019

        Review shared from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-20 EcoBoost)

        5 2018 EcoBoost - 2018Ecoboost Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great product

        Took longer to take off the front bumper than it did to install this intercooler. Getting to the hose clamps on the passenger side is a pain with little to no room to maneuver due to the washer fluid reservoir being mounted there. Took me about 2 hours to install 75 percent of that being taking the bumper off and on. Definitely works, charge temps are always within 10 degrees of the intake temp at speed. Coupled with a Stage 2 OTS Cobb tune the car pulls like a freight train now. I have a 2018 EcoBoost with the 10 speed and it's a whole new car. Cant wait to get a custom tune. Would 100 recommend as a purchase.

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      • May 12, 2019

        Review shared from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-20 EcoBoost)

        5 2016 EcoBoost - BryanP Installation Time: Afternoon

        Awesome Must Have!

        purchased in preparation for custom tune. Easy install, took 2 hours start to finish, Mishimoto does an excellent job with the fit, finish, and quality of this intercooler.

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      • April 06, 2019

        Review shared from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-20 EcoBoost)

        5 2016 EcoBoost - oltimmy Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Ice cold intake temps.

        Dropped about 15-20° at idle. Sits at ambient temp or 2° colder depending on speed. (I have a decent cold air intake that I isolated and instated along with the inter cooler. May cause slight variance in temps.)

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      • March 27, 2019

        5 2017 EcoBoost - RichardG Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

        Feels like 20 HP more here in hot Southern NC

        Great product; engine is much more responsive. I would recommend it as a package with a cold air intake.

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      • February 22, 2019

        5 2018 EcoBoost - CoryB Installation Time: Afternoon


        This was easy to install and functions great. It is a lot bigger that the stock intercooler. This was a great purchase and I look forward to purchasing more great products.

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      • January 16, 2019

        Review shared from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-20 EcoBoost)

        5 2017 EcoBoost - RonaldL Installation Time: Afternoon


        As with all there products, high quality and install video makes for a enjoyable install

        Helpful (1)
      • November 23, 2018

        Review shared from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-20 EcoBoost)

        5 2016 EcoBoost - Lucas Installation Time: Afternoon

        Mishimoto intercooler

        Super easy to install and air temps are always cool now even when I run my most aggressive tunes.

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      • November 13, 2018

        5 2015 EcoBoost - Franco Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        No More Heatsoak

        I should have purchased this long ago for my Ecoboost, it makes the car run more efficiently, especially when you are spirit driving. Temps stay below 80 in Florida heat whether and well in the low 60's when its cold out (in Florida). Worth the purchase, purchase sooner than later trust me. Also, I've watched the install video so many times, it literally took me and my buddy 30 minutes to put on.

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      Questions & Answers (23 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will the Injen hot and cold side pipes work with the Mishimoto intercooler

      • The Mishimoto Performance Intercooler is compatible with the Injen Intercooler pipes.

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      Whats the max horse power capacity this intercooler can hold?

      • The Mishimoto Performance Intercooler is rated for approximately 550whp.

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      Does it come with a sticker ? Mishimoto performance sticker ?

      • This does not come with a sticker.

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      Tune required?

      • This would not require a tune no.

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      Is this made in the USA?

      • Mishimoto does not list a country of origin.

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      10 More Questions
      Does this come with a CARB or California EO # or sticker? I'm concerned about passing California emissions. 1 answer
      Will the HPS charge pipes sold on this site also fit this intercooler ? 0 answer
      What’s the difference between this intercooler and the mission to universal intercooler? 0 answer
      Will I see HP gain if used on a HPP EcoBoost how much ? 1 answer
      Would I have to purchase new piping for this? Or can my stock pipes work 1 answer
      Forgive me for sounding like a complete noob but do I need to buy anything else if I want this installed on my 2015 automatic eco boost. 1 answer
      What is the difference between this intercooler and the regular Mishimoto intercooler? 1 answer
      What installation hardware is included? 1 answer
      How durable is the front of the intercooler? I was looking to have the lower grill open for maximum air flow but unsure if the paint could of up 1 answer
      Will the turbo smart piping fir with this Intercooler? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Intercooler
      • (1) M6 x 1.0 x 20 mm Flange Bolt
      • (1) M4 x 0.7 x 12 mm Button-Head Bolt
      • (1) M4 Lock Washer

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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