Originally Posted by 424wrx
you will have a cooler intake charge. ive seen many cars on here at stage 2 levels still with the stock tmic. you start having issues at near 20 psi boost levels with the stocker seperating at the crimp on the core. im running 22 psi on my stage 3 vf52 swap . im using a perrin tmic for about 4 years. a turbo blanket used in conjunction keeps under hood temps much lower as well. dont forget, your tmic is above your turbo. if i did this all over again, i would have gotten a pw tmic over the perrin. i like the design better and it comes with a hood splitter.
I actually received my PTP lava turbo blanket yesterday.
I can see where an OTS tune like the TP stage 1 may allow for higher boost with the TMIC, but perhaps some logs an tweaks from eric may rectify that. For me, it's all about reliabilty and longevity--not necessarily max power. Although, the mods would be in place should I want to at some point...