Mishimoto Performance Intercooler Installed!

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    I am interested in finding out if anyone has any opinion or experience with the Mishimoto Performance intercooler. The shop next door to my mechanic was about to install one on a 2017 Civic Si (part number MMINT-CIV-16SL) but his car was totalled in an accident and they are selling it for $300 still in the box. My mechanic will install it for me for $50 if I buy it. Worth it? Feedback is appreciated

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    It's Silver without the Mishimoto piping
     
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    It is worth it. I work for an Amazon reseller and we don’t sell lightly used ones that cheap. Now make sure that if it doesn’t include the new charge pipes (Mishimoto has started selling just the intercooler without them), that the intercooler box has the red and blue charge pipe adapters for use with the OEM pipes). I’ve had a few new boxes come through without them.
     
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    Hey, thanks for the feedback! This is brand new, never been used. I will have them send a pic to me or I will go down and look at it again. I do believe I saw the red and blue pipe adapters with it
     
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    I knew this day would come, when you'd get another bolt on. You are a sucker for a good deal arent you? :rofl: Cant blame you with that kind of a steal though!
     
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    :) How could I turn this down? $300 for an almost $600 part sold on Mishimoto's site! If it is better than the stock intercooler than how could I say no? If what Mishimoto says is correct on their site, it would lower the intake air 20 degrees. @Mishimoto, hopefully what you guys have listed on your website is accurate
     
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    It is a great intercooler, dare I say it is the best intercooler currently on the market.
     
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    Confirmed that it has the hot and cold side adapters and all the brackets. Also my mechanic confirmed it is brand new. Had him take possession of it, I will run to the bank and pull out $300. Install set for Friday....
     
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    Take pictures of the install and share them. If you can
     
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    I probably won't be there for the install but I will ask my mechanic to take pics
     
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    I have a detailed review of the Mishimoto IC, and compare it with the PRL and stock unit as well on my build thread (link in signature)

    For $300, you got a crazy deal! Enjoy it :)

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    Hey thanks, I will check our your thread! BTW, this is without the piping from Mishimoto, I had just planned to set it up on the stock piping. Is spending almost $400 more on their piping worth it?
     
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    I'm tuned on Hondata +9 with plans to go bigger so it is future-proofing me. Mishimoto themselves say you're good with stock piping if you're stock or lightly tuned :)
     
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    I guess you would call the Ktuner TSP Stage 1 tune "lightly tuned"! Thanks again, that is a great thread!
     
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    Was wondering myself about stock piping vs si pipi g in terms of cooling effectiveness as it remates to +$400 diffence. im about to get the mishimoto intercooler myself. Have 40+ days of 100 degree temps or higher in my future.
     
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    According to @CanadiaegeanBlue, Mishimoto says using the stock piping is fine. If you find heat soak or heat related issues later you can always add the stock piping in the future
     
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