Process West’s young yet infamous Verticooler is now available for the Subaru WRX. Why opt to go with the Verticooler? Process West is constantly investing the time, and research to develop fine-effective parts for the WRX platform. It seems like intercoolers are their bread and butter due to the stellar design.
Like most conventional top mount intercooler designs, the intercooler lays flat on top of the engine. The air is forced though the scoop’s ducting, and makes a 90 degree turn into the intercooler. With the Verticooler, it is mounted 15 degrees so when the air enters the scoop, it SLAMS into the Verticooler. This makes for more cooling efficiency which means more power, more response, the works.
Comes with all the provided hardware for a Saturday afternoon installation.
- Color: Silver
- Core Depth: 4.72 in
- Core End Tank Material: Aluminum
- Core Height: 13.02 in
- Core Type: Bar and Plate
- Core Width: 15.75 in
- Includes New Clamps: Yes
- Installation Hardware Included: Yes
- Intercooler Piping Included: Yes
- Piping Color: Black
- Piping Material: Silicone
- Mfgr. Warranty: 1 Year
The intercooler is a tight fit and definitely easier to install with a 2nd set of hands. The piping can be adjusted so it doesn't have any contact with anything you don't want it to. It looks awesome in the engine bay and an absolute must if you find yourself in so and go traffic from time to time.
The PW Verticooler is an awesome top mount intercooler! With its unique fitment within the engine bay, the intercooler is able to sit at an upright angle so that the included shroud directs airflow straight to the core. The intercooler, and all components, are made of high quality materials and the included instructions are the best I have ever used! They are even in color!
Upon opening I found the top charge pipe was cracked. It was a manufacturer defect so I contacted Process West in Australia. They responded instantly and shipped a free replacement the next day. Other than that the parts in this kit are good quality.
This is a complete package. Most intercoolers don't included a charge pipe, throttle hose, and a hoodscoop. It is well designed and is a large improvement over stock. The installation was easy with good fitment.
As a result the motor runs smoother in boost and intake temps stay around 15 degrees warmer than outside temps during a pull. I highly recommend this.