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Old 02-15-2013, 11:25 PM   #26
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I just put on the PTP turbo blanket on my STI. the read out from my access port shows a 9 degree lower temp difference. My first test i had reflective tape on the intercooler as well as a SPT heat-shield. With the thermal tape, turbo blanket and the SPT heat-shield with one spray from the intercooler lower intake temps by 16 degrees. I am pretty happy with this, especially since I did all the work myself. I am very happy with the PTP turbo blanket. :3
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #27
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I just put on the PTP turbo blanket on my STI. the read out from my access port shows a 9 degree lower temp difference. My first test i had reflective tape on the intercooler as well as a SPT heat-shield. With the thermal tape, turbo blanket and the SPT heat-shield with one spray from the intercooler lower intake temps by 16 degrees. I am pretty happy with this, especially since I did all the work myself. I am very happy with the PTP turbo blanket. :3

very nice glad to see that its working great for you! I love mine and will always run one.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #28
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Even with perfect insulation from the turbo & engine, an efficient intercooler should still be getting hot, as heat is being transferred from intake air and into the thermal mass of the intercooler, right? At least until the air from the hood scoop cools it down?

And then conversely, an ice cold intercooler after a WOT run would mean that it the intercooler isn't doing its job, not absorbing the heat from the intake air, and serving as a poor heat sink...

Given the above, do we have any idea how the PW performs vs the stock TMIC in terms of the air temp actually inside the intake manifold?
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #29
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've been seeing a lot of new faces around here with new cars the past few weeks. The thermal questions are starting up again and I encourage you all to research before you buy and ask as many questions as you can. Ill bump the infrared testing threads and please contact me if you have any questions.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:36 PM   #30
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Hero, thanks so much for your testing; I recently purchased a 2013 WRX and am in the process of ordering the same TMIC; keep up the good work setup looks great!
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:55 PM   #31
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Hero, thanks so much for your testing; I recently purchased a 2013 WRX and am in the process of ordering the same TMIC; keep up the good work setup looks great!
hes a great asset to the community thats for sure! the process west tmic is on backorder again, just fyi..
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #32
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Hero, thanks so much for your testing; I recently purchased a 2013 WRX and am in the process of ordering the same TMIC; keep up the good work setup looks great!
thanks man really appreciate it, ive been planning on taking some pics for the members car gallery but just have not found the time. You will really enjoy the process west tmic kit. Its surprisingly huge when it comes in the mail.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #33
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I ordered one of these ptp turbo blankets...i got the lava one...likely unnecessary over the standard one...but i hit the order button before i realized that i had ordered the lava one.

install was easy...took me about 30 minutes once i popped the hood....took off the stock heat shield and, after i put a piece of the wire on the 2 inboard buttons....threaded it under the turbo and wrapped the wire around the outboard buttons....put the stock hs back and done.

nothing scientific...but it does keep the underhood temps down and reduces heat soak.

would buy again....maybe just the standard one...the $85 for the standard vs the $140 for the lava......the lava one isnt worth the price difference for a stock location turbo, i think

oh well
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:36 AM   #34
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Given the above, do we have any idea how the PW performs vs the stock TMIC in terms of the air temp actually inside the intake manifold?
if your intake mani is aluminum then you would need some sort of non metalic gasket/spacer...phenolic or whatever to seperate it from the heads to keep it cool

my next mod is gonna be the TiC composite tgv housings

this does not apply to those with plastic manifolds
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #35
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Hero, I would suggest gold wrapping your IC and hose if you're anal like me; not exhaust wrap. We are trying to reflect and not absorb / trap heat. Keep in mind the PW splitter for your hood directs air both onto the IC as well as the left and right corners which direct air over the hose as well as onto the turbo/DP. Here's mine.

Were you able to wrap the Process West while it was installed on the car? I have some extra DEI gold tape from when I wrapped my Cobb intake box so I am thinking of doing the same thing with my PW. I just don't want to take it back off just to wrap it lol. It took me 7 hours to install the thing so hopefully it can be easily wrapped while on the car.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:20 AM   #36
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No I did it before I installed it. Wrapping it while it's on there would be a pain, i'd imagine. But you should take the hose off at the very least. If I were to do it over again i'd put the tape on the hose length-wise rather than circumferential. It makes for an easier job.
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