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Old 11-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Torque Solution TMIC

I had the honor to be one of the first to install the new Torque Solution top mount intercooler kit for the 2008+ STi models

Upon receiving the kit I noted it was very well built...sturdy brackets, nice welds, stiffer than factory IC fins. The unit was quite heavy compared to the factory unit. I also noticed how much deeper and taller the unit was

Installation took roughly 1.5 hours. Most of the time involved was swapping the turbo outlet pipe over to the Torque Solution unit. You will need new gaskets for the Y-pipe and the bypass valve so make sure to get these ahead of time. The TMIC kit uses all of the factory hardware and included a hose and fittings to bypass the vent tube mounted to the factory intercooler.

The fitment was great and only required a couple tries to get the couplers lined up. You will want to leave the throttle body coupler on the throttle body to ease installation. Since the unit is bigger than factory it also helps to remove the drivers side IC bracket before installation.

Once installed, I took the car to get dyno tuned and made record torque numbers on pump and E85. Myself and my tuner (Junior @ P&L) noted the TMIC after a hard dyno pull was cool to the touch on the backside with just a fan blowing on it. Junior was impressed with the quality and performance as was I.

I would certainly recommend this kit to anyone thinking of a TMIC kit for their STi not to mention it won't break the bank at only $600.00






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Old 11-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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it looks very nice! is there any other information on efficiency, pressure drops, etc?

does it just match up to your oem IC ducting and bellows?
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looks good, i'm happy i have a few on the shelf
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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Is TMIC thier own developed design?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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Torque Solutions is a great company. I own various products from them and I always recommend them. Intercooler looks awesome man
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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You will need new gaskets for the Y-pipe and the bypass valve so make sure to get these ahead of time. The TMIC kit uses all of the factory hardware and included a hose and fittings to bypass the vent tube mounted to the factory intercooler.
Cool...and good price too.

Too bad Torque Solutions didn't design their TMIC to accept the stock vent tubes, or supply the Y pipe & bypass valve gaskets.

Does it come in silver as well?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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^agreed
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Just to be clear the only thing changed was the IC and you made 30hp and 50tq?

Any other variables that changed between the 330/410 run and the 360/460 pull?

I am a noob and rather impressed.
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