it might be a little small, but most WRX tuners way overdo it on the sizing of the IC. the DR650 could adequately cool a supercharged V8. it's a pretty great price, if you're only going to be running an IHI turbo, i don't see why not.
i haven't heard any reviews though, or read anything about the quality.
No blow off valve, once you get one it has to be welded on. For that little bit more that you will pay to acquire a BOV and get it welded on you can pick up either a used one or a TXS unit. Plus with the TXS unit if you were to have any problems you'd have those guys standing behind their product(S).
Alright - who is going to try this first. Looks like a Greddy knockoff. Says you need to weld on your own BOV though. :-/ Can't keep the fogs either. I emailed them to find out the diameter of the pipes.
-Core dimensions: 20" wide, 9" tall, 2.5" thick
-Endtank to endtank: 30" wide
-Polished aluminum intercooler piping
-Oversized for maximum air flow
-Increase horsepower and torque
-Includes all necessary hardware
-Installation instructions included
-Requires short ram intake and removes standard fog lights
-Must weld own BOV flange if necessary
-Lifetime warranty from manufacturer defects
I just looked at it again. .
For $500, why not. Take the piping and couplers (I doubt they could have ****ed up the piping that badly) and then re-sell the intercooler.
Buy something like a precision or pwr core and make your own brackets. For like $800 you will have a very nice FMIC setup, not bad compared to the $1100 for most other good FMIC's. . .