The COBB Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC) for your Focus ST is the easiest way to drastically improve power when coupled with tuning from the Accessport. Even when stock, the factory FMIC can be overwhelmed with heatsoak. By using a 57% larger core with streamlined piping, your Focus ST will come alive with charge air thats up to 100 DEGREES COOLER. After removing the grill shutters and drilling 2 simple holes, this FMIC requires no other modification for an easy installation with the included custom silicone adapters. Off the shelf maps are available for the Ford Focus ST Accessport so it's tuned right out of the box!!
The COBB 2013 Ford Focus ST FMIC is the single best bolt-on modification for the platform, allowing for much cooler intake temps and dramatic power increases when tuned with an Accessport.
Ford Focus ST Front Mount Intercooler
4-ply Black Silicone Couplers
2.5" Mandrel Bent Aluminum Tubing
Works with Factory Bumper Beam
Ford Focus ST Front Mount Intercooler is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Fit great and definite gains!The kit is nicely built and included everything needed to get this baby tucked in there. They aren't kidding about the bumper being hard to drill through on the instructions, so take your time and make sure you have a good bit and drilling oil ready. Great fitment and product quality was superb; very satisfied with the purchase.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of
Ramsey Zakhary from
Visited COBB SoCalI had the pleasure of visiting the COBB facility in Orange County California. I purchased this FMIC there and they installed it. This place is amazing and the staff are hardcore car enthusiasts. FMIC looks great, much larger than stock. Car performs flawlessly.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 2 out of
Hardware missing - Instruction Video errorsMany many failures in quality assurance & instructional video!~
Where do I begin?
My Cobb FMIC came with wrong drill bit. You are suppose to have a 5/32 & 1/4, it came with a 15/32s!!! (like a 15-20$ drill bit error by someone!) This being the case thankfully I was able to borrow the correct drill bits from my neighbor.
Guess what? The installation video contained errors! At the beginning where tools are listed - the narrator says 1/4 & 5/32s drill bits - but the text annotations say 15/32s. Scroll to middle of video where FMIC mounting begins and we see again the text annotations saying 15/32s... Where it should be 5/32s.
Now I find myself ready to drill the crash bumper to mount the FMIC... But wait for it.... THE mounting hardware is incorrect!!!! The mounting bolts are not 5/32s but rather 5/16s. Good lord the frustration levels are now over 9000!!! So not only did I receive incorrect drill bit, but the mounting hardware is incorrect topped with inconsistent and wrong directions in the video! So now I have to drill out to 5/16s, using several in between step ups. Thank goodness for a great recommendation on cutting /tapping oil (Magic Tap).
. . . . . I started my install at 11am... I just finished a little while ago 10:15pm EST it is now 10:50 EST. That is an 11 HOUR install (with one bathroom break)...... Thanks to the above errors.
I assure you the only reason I did not give this one star is because this intercooler does perform as described. That is the only reason!
I would most welcome Cobb to contact me to make amends for their obvious lack of quality assurance and sloppy installation video. If I had to do this over again, I would definitely consider a different supplier! Like Steeda or CP-E.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 4 out of
Great product, great price!This product was fairly easy for an install in my garage using only a floor jack and jack stands with basic hand tools. Drilling the front bumper was not nearly as hard as everyone claimed, especially with the drill bits provided. Just use a good amount of pressure and low speeds and the bit should chew right through the metal.
I would say the one problem I had with this install were the hose clamps. In the online videos from spool tuning, the clamps slide on easily over the silicone hoses with plenty of play in the bolts to tighten them up. The clamps with my kit had extremely short bolt heads and I had to assemble all of the pipes onto the intercooler, turbo, and throttle body and then put the clamps on, squeezing them down with a pair of channel locks to get the nut started. I would advise anyone to make sure you have at least a pair of size 430 channel locks, possibly even a set of 440s to squeeze the clamps together. Aside from this, the installation was incredibly smooth and I was able to complete it in about 6 hours.
After installing the FMIC I noticed the turbo spooling up quicker with a little more top end boost available (I was running a stage 3 93 octane map prior to the install with just the turbo-back exhaust and the cold air intake). Overall the product is well worth the money!