COBB Tuning is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the COBB Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC) for the 2010-2012 MAZDASPEED3. Based on feedback received from MAZDASPEED3 enthusiasts, the development of this Gen2 MAZDASPEED3 FMIC focused on three specific areas; high-efficiency, outstanding build quality and excellent fitment. The final product is a tidy package that fits symmetrically in the front radiator opening, retains the stock crash-structure and has a thermal efficiency of over 80% through most of the rev-range with a maximum pressure-drop of less than 0.75psi of pressure drop at 21psi of boost.
This performance is achieved through attention to detail in selecting components for this kit backed by extensive testing. The 24îx6.5îx3.5î aluminum core with cast-aluminum end-tanks is extremely efficient while creating as little restriction as possible. 2.5î mandrel-bent aluminum tubing carries pressurized air to and from the intercooler and feature formed ends to eliminate hose blow-off. Five-ply silicone couplers and stainless steel t-bolt clamps are used throughout to further ensure reliable, leak-free joins.
The fitment of the COBB Gen2 MS3 FMIC kit was just as rigorous as ensuring its high performance. This kit fits with the stock crash-bar in place, retaining factory passenger safety. The kit bolts into place with no cutting of the front bumper cover and only simple and straightforward trimming of the front undertray is required. Custom brackets allow perfect fitment in the tight confines behind the front bumper cover.
The appearance of the COBB Gen2 MS3 FMIC is second to none, once again due to attention to detail. The intercooler core is visually striking, positioned dead-center in the bumper-cover opening, with polished cast end-tanks and laser-etched COBB logos. The intercooler piping is powdercoated in a dark gray and includes integrated brackets with the COBB _Cî logo. The five-ply silicone couplers also bear the COBB logo and are available in blue or black to best match your existing engine bay modifications.
The COBB Gen2 MS3 FMIC is supported with Accessport Off-The-Shelf maps for intercoolers and a variety of other power-producing modifications. Simply install the COBB Gen2 MS3 FMIC kit, select an appropriate map from the extensive Mazda Accessport Off-The-Shelf Map Database, flash the ECU and go experience heat-soak-free power. Over and over and over! The COBB Gen2 MAZDASPEED3 FMIC is the ultimate combination of performance, quality and attention to detail.