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Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Black (15-19 EcoBoost)

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Features, Video & Details

  • 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
  • Works with Factory and Mishimoto Performance Intercooler Piping
  • Fits All 2015-2019 EcoBoost Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com 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 americanmuscle.com.

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.

Application. This Mishimoto Performance Black Intercooler is specially designed to fit the 2015-2019 EcoBoost Mustang's equipped with the turbocharged 2.3L Inline 4-cylinder engine. Works with both stock and Mishimoto Performance Intercooler Piping Kits.

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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
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      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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      Tune required?

      • This would not require a tune no.

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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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      Is this made in the USA?

      • Mishimoto does not list a country of origin.

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      Does this come with a CARB or California EO # or sticker? I'm concerned about passing California emissions.

      • Hey David, This does not come with a carb EO number but intercoolers generally don't have any problem passing emissions inspection. But to be 100% sure check with your local shop

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      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
      Does it come with a sticker ? Mishimoto performance sticker ? 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
      Will the factory air dam still work with this upgrade? 1 answer
      Looking to pick up some power on my ecoboost. Will this help me to that with out an tune? I do plan to tune but later down the road. What is your recommendation on tuning is term of when you get an product installed? Is it all right to install your inter cooler, down pipe, CAI, etc then tune later after driving a good amount of miles? 1 answer
      Will this void any factory warranty? 1 answer

        Customer Reviews (32) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.9

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        Installation Cost:$100-$250

        • Performance Gain 4.84375 4.8
        • Fit 4.875 4.9



        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 14, 2019

          Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-19 EcoBoost)

          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.

          2018Ecoboost

          Year: 2018 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 12, 2019

          Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-19 EcoBoost)

          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.

          BryanP

          Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          April 06, 2019

          Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-19 EcoBoost)

          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.)

          oltimmy

          Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (0)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Shop Install

          Installation Cost: $100-$250

          March 27, 2019

          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.

          RichardG

          Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          February 22, 2019

          Intercooler

          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.

          CoryB

          Year: 2018 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          January 16, 2019

          Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-19 EcoBoost)

          Quality

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

          RonaldL

          Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 23, 2018

          Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-19 EcoBoost)

          Mishimoto intercooler

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

          Lucas

          Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          November 13, 2018

          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.

          Franco

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 23, 2018

          Great upgrade

          Fits very well on my 2018 mustang but did require removal of the radiator brackets up top to allow for clearance beneath. My S550 also has a plastic fin system of sorts begin the bumper that I had to remove. This was a few extra screws but was required to have enough room to remove the old intercooler and install the new one. I have not seen this mentioned in any installation videos on any websites. Overall satisfied with the product and the temp reduction is excellent and I am no longer experiencing fuel trimming using the same tune I had before.

          Charles

          Year: 2018 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 19, 2018

          Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-19 EcoBoost)

          Solid overall

          Fitment was great; just as described. Took me 3 hours to install, and I was taking my time and lots of interruptions. Shouldn't take more than two hours for most people. No noticeable increase in turbo lag. Haven't tested for pressure drops yet. Much better temps than OEM, although that isn't saying a whole lot. Temps are a lot slower to rise, and dissipates quicker than OEM intercooler. Peak temps haven't gone up as high as OEM in city driving, not sure about track. A great choice if you do not want to remove the grill shutters. If you don't care about the grill shutters, go with an ETS fmic over this.

          AndrewR

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          September 01, 2018

          Worth the investment

          Totally worth the investment. Car has a noticeable difference in power. Temps stay no more than 2 degrees above ambient while driving. This and a couple other mods I made 292 on the dyno at 100 degrees outside.

          AlistonR

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 01, 2018

          Blue Bell 2

          The Mishimoto Intercooler is great. Fit is spot on , stock hoses go right on . Definitely bigger and build way stronger than the stock. Definitely refer to others.

          Bluebell2

          Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          August 23, 2018

          Cooler charge temps

          It's like 90 degrees here in Florida and this guy lowered my charge temps by about 25 degrees. On the stock intercooler I was running 125-130 degrees. Now I'm averaging mid-90's. It varies of course, but it's dramatic.

          RobertM

          Year: 2017 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          July 31, 2018

          Mushimoto intercooler

          Easy to install and perfect fit. Matched with the down pipe and tune it gave great performance increases. Very satisfied

          RobertS

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 4/5

          June 17, 2018

          Immediate change

          For the 2 hours it took to put in, I felt the immediate change in power. Hardest part is removing the old one. I didn't change a a thing when it comes to driving style and felt an immediate shift in power. Worth the buy.

          JohnF

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 12, 2018

          Intercooler

          It’s easy to install and good results and you get increas in the hp and tq. So yah I like it

          MohammedD

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 10, 2018

          Perfect Fit

          Easy install and fits right into the factory space with no modification at all. Does a great job and keeping inlet temps low in the hot Oklahoma summer. 90 degree day and my inlet temps are still at ambient. Quality part. Time to install was about 2.5 hours.

          EcoOkc

          Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          February 11, 2018

          It's "Lit"

          people will smash on the mishomoto but its a quality IC

          RobertR

          Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (2)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 08, 2017

          Fit Good, dropped temps

          Tighten the clamps down hard and take your time. Great product and good performance gains

          Giantsfan1121

          Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 22, 2017

          Pain to install but so worth it

          Was able to find a video online to help with the install. Hardest part is "wiggling" the old intercooler our of place and putting the new one in. Bumper removal is straight forward. The piece works like a charm. I can do multiple pulls now and the car is still ready for more. Any heat soak or powerloss worries are all gone. I did feel like there definitely was some extra power after the install, however that mightve just been me reading too much into the forums. Overall great product.

          kiszler

          Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

          Helpful (4)

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