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Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Black (15-18 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 2015-2018 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 2015-2018 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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Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

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
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Easy installed

I felt the car increase in acceleration even in the hottest day of summer and the intake temperature drop down

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5/5
great fit and finish

fit great performs as advertised about a 2 hour install

Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars
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8 Questions / 5 Answers

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

DavidR

  • 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

    Cobra_Machine04

Helpful (1)

Will this void any factory warranty?

BretQ102

  • The Mishimoto Performance Intercooler will come with its own lifetime warranty, As for the factory warranty you will need to check with your dealer who is offering the warranty as it would be up to their discretion.

    Ricky36

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will buying the intercooler by itself be ok If I plan on getting the Ford Performance CAI ProCal Tune? or should i also buy the piping?

Casey

  • The Mishimoto Performance Intercooler can work with stock intercooler tubing or aftermarket, however for the best gains, aftermarket intercooler tubing should be used.

    Rob D

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Is this compatible with the cp-e Blow Off Valve Kit Exhale With Tial Q Blow Off Valve?

JacksonB

  • The Mishimoto Performance Intercooler is designed to work with Factory and Mishimoto Intercooler Piping.

    VincentV

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do you recommend this with the hellion twin turbo kit and will it fit

elijahr

  • The Mishimoto Performance Intercooler is designed specifically for the Ecoboost. We do not recommend this intercooler for other applications.

    Rob D

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

DJamesThompson

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Customer Reviews (14) Write a Review

Overall Rating 5.0

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain 4.928571 4.9
  • Fit 4.857143 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 20, 2015

    Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-18 EcoBoost)

    Easy installed

    I felt the car increase in acceleration even in the hottest day of summer and the intake temperature drop down

    Stangcr

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Ecoboost Costa Rica

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    July 12, 2017

    great fit and finish

    fit great performs as advertised about a 2 hour install

    Darreno

    Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 30, 2017

    Great product

    This product is built very well. The install wasn't hard just took some time. Getting the new intercooler in was hard, it was a tight fit but overall not bad if you have a second pair of hands. The charge temps went down, definitely recommend this product!

    Sabs

    Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 09, 2016

    No more Heat soak, great product!

    I bought this with the mishimoto intercooler piping and I cannot complain about this part at all. Keeps the temp much lower which is exactly what I needed. Should only take about 2-3 hours to install, i had it professionally installed. If you want to keep your temps down you need to buy this, you wont be disappointed.

    Jplind

    Year: 2016 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 28, 2016

    Great intercooler

    The intercooler was was twice the size as stock intercooler. the installation was straight foward and easy. The performance is great especially with a tune

    Gonz

    Year: 2015 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 22, 2015

    Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-18 EcoBoost)

    Great intercooler

    Over all the car is a lot more responsive. The intercooler no longer heat soaks the engine

    NorthernVA

    Submodel: V6 Fairfax, VA

    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 (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    September 05, 2017

    breath better

    I really appreciate having changed the stock intercooler by this product. linked to the hoses sure contributes to the good performance of this vehicle. More than 20.000 km to date and no problems

    JeanT

    Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    May 17, 2017

    Feels like a different car!

    Blown away by this product! Recommend changing out the stock piping as well, the car gets noticeably better air flow and does not heat soak in the heat. Solid product!

    LuisS

    Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 27, 2017

    Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-18 EcoBoost)

    Consistent is key

    The car runs so much better and is more consistent with pull after pull. Install wasn't too bad. Need two people though to remove the intercooler and hold plastic brackets out of way. Great product

    MichaelT

    Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 09, 2016

    It's Great!

    Even in single digit °C, my car would succumb to heat soak, and it's very noticeable. Now I have a good amount of consistency, and datalog says the car's not pulling timing at the top end anymore. Albeit I can't give an effective review in this weather, I have high hopes for this car working better in the summer.

    Johnny4625

    Year: 2016 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (1)

  • 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 (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 09, 2017

    Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-18 EcoBoost)

    Great product

    Pretty easy to install took about 2.5hours took my time the factory one was a little hard to get out had to keep working with it the new mishimoto intercooler went in very easy no mods nothing and this intercooler is twice the size of the factory setup I would definitely recommend this to any ecoboost mustang owner

    jeff39

    Year: 2016 Submodel: EcoBoost

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 07, 2016

    Review from Mishimoto Performance Intercooler - Silver (15-18 EcoBoost)

    Must have upgrade

    Works as advertised, lowers IAT's quite a bit. Quality construction, a lot more beefy than stock and fits perfectly.

    jpplaw

    Year: 2016 Submodel: Ecoboost

    Helpful (0)

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