Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday September 14, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #26
xluben
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 261612
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Vehicle:
2012 Forester 2.5X
2002 WRX Sedan

Default

I agree that a longer bolt and nut could work just as well. I had my IPR intercooler on and off dozens of times while I had it. After the first few times I could do it in a minute or two. Just takes some getting used to. Seemed to do the job, but on 100F+ days it felt hot enough to cook and egg on (not literally, but it seemed like it).
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
xluben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #27
AWDPWR12
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 303314
Join Date: Dec 2011
Default

Once I get the flanged fixed I will try again. Seems like if I line up the flange I don't get enough on the inlet side in and vice versa. Pretty frustrating!
AWDPWR12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 07:41 AM   #28
nate_fisher
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 270482
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: albany ny
Vehicle:
2011 forester xt
corn fed td06 20g 8cm

Default

you have to hook up tb hose first and have someone push on the tmic while you hook it to the flange
nate_fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #29
AWDPWR12
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 303314
Join Date: Dec 2011
Default

Is it possible to damage the turbo flange with the additional tension this intercooler adds? Seems like u have to muscle it over the flange then the bolts will hold it in place....

Quote:
Originally Posted by nate_fisher View Post
you have to hook up tb hose first and have someone push on the tmic while you hook it to the flange
AWDPWR12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #30
nate_fisher
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 270482
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: albany ny
Vehicle:
2011 forester xt
corn fed td06 20g 8cm

Default

no you should be fine
nate_fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #31
s14blktop
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 306332
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: anchorage
Vehicle:
2011 wrx(hatch)
metalic gray

Impreza GC8

every thing i keep reading on tmic's say that if you have the money to spend then process west (pw) is the best tmic to have! My goals for my subi are very calm and dont see going over 400whp.
So if i can get some feed back on this TMIC that would be awsome.
s14blktop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #32
CobbsSTI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 245242
Join Date: Apr 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Morris,IL
Vehicle:
2006 STI
E85 Power

Default

I'm running the PW on my setup, no complaints at all here, I'm running a Dom 1.5XTR, on E85. Car makes 385hp, plenty of flow.
CobbsSTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #33
AWDPWR12
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 303314
Join Date: Dec 2011
Default

We where able to install the torque solutions TMIC tonight, but it was not easy! Now I need a tune :-).
Completed a few logs with my Accessport and i am boosting like a champ. I used to taper off to 13.3psi now i taper off to 14.05psi... Seems to hold boost alot better....

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B48...Y4NDM0MDhkNzFl

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B48...ZjZGQzN2UyNmM1

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B48...Y0NmYzNzBiOWQ0

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B48...EzYmVjNmI3ZmU2
AWDPWR12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #34
AWDPWR12
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 303314
Join Date: Dec 2011
Default

So I just got the OK from IIR to send my Torque solutions TMIC intercooler back for store credit. I am very happy so far with IIR's customer service... Turns out the BOV flange is not machined right and i am not getting a proper seal all around... Meaning the BOV does not sit flush with the intercooler flange... The bolts are tight, but still have a leak... Hopefully they get me a good price on an AVO TMIC for all my troubles :-)... I will keep you all posted on the outcome of this...
AWDPWR12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 11:21 PM   #35
cianuro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 235475
Join Date: Jan 2010
Chapter/Region: PRSIC
Location: Puerto Rico
Vehicle:
2008 WRX
Silver

Default

I know this thread is a couple of months old, but I think it would be better to write here than to start another thread...

I don't know the exact brand on my tmic, but it's a Perrin look-a-like. I busted my butt trying to make it fit, but finally figured out how to go around everything and my tmic is installed as it should, even using the factory bracket.

First off, install the throttle body side first. The hose from the TB has a kind of grommet that is used to keep the clamp in place. I didn't know this came off, so after pulling the tmic out a couple of times, saw it came off and thought I had broken the hose. When I saw it was removable, I took it out, installed the tmic on the TB side first and tightened the clamp to the max. You'll notice that it will look twisted and out of place, in relation to the turbo. You'll need some muscle, but basically all you need to do is push it in place.

The other problem I encountered was that the holes for the the flange were way off. If you take the gasket it comes with and measure it with the tmic flange and the turbo flange, you will see it's a perfect match, but when you present both with the gasket in between, the holes will be off. What I did was grind down the holes with my dremmel, just enough to have some play in the tmic to move while it was being torqued down. Try to do the bolts at the same time, but little by little. If you torque one alone, the other one will not go in, unless you keep grinding. Remeber to cover the holes with tape or something so that you don't get shavings inside the tmic.

I read somewhere about drilling the flange holes and using bolt/nut combo, so I might go that way in a few weeks.

For the BOV, install it last. I had it installed before starting anything as I was using it for leverage when trying to fit the tmic in place. The hose that goes to the BOV will not fit with it already installed. Leave the BOV off. When you're done, clamp the hose to the BOV, then bolt it to the tmic. Be sure to put some oil with your fingers on the O-ring (diamond shaped actually).

Last, but not least, close your hood slowly. If you're using your factory scoop plastics (as I am), they will bump with the tmic while closing the hood. I saw it bend a little, and it makes some scraping noise, but it will fall where it's supposed to, just make sure you do it slowly to avoid breaking it.

Here are some pics of my "brandless" tmic:







For $300 (brand new, shipped to PR), compared to others starting at about $450, I didn't mind working around the issues. If you like things to be plug and play, this is not for you.

Hope this helps.
cianuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #36
2011WRXDAVE
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 355249
Join Date: May 2013
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Springfield, IL
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Sedan
WRB E-85, 354WHP/386TQ

Default

Thank you cianuro for the pics and I am having the same issues with IIR's Torque Solutions TMIC. I can either get the turbo side to bolt in directly or the hose to the Throttle body. But NOT both. I am trmpterd to purchase the longer AVO hos eto see if that can buy me some additional length. Has anyone had any sucess with this option?

Anyone have any other ideas aside from removing the rubber caps. I have tried rotating the TB to intercooler hose some too but it just doesnt seem like its going to be long enough to make the connection once its bolted to the turbo flange. When measured now its almost half and inch off.

Anyones help is always appreciated. If I cant make it fit I will send it back for hopefully some store credit and just purchase the Process West unit I should have sprung for in the first place.

Thanks in advance,

Dave.
2011WRXDAVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #37
skatereno
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 331773
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Premium
DGM

Default

I grabbed one used so should be putting it on soon. Might do a write up myself with some swear words i'm sure. I'll try to keep this thread up to date too.
skatereno is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with TMIC install Darth Sleader Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 4 10-08-2011 04:58 PM
Columbus, OH: Need help with TMIC install.. taketurns Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 0 06-04-2010 05:15 PM
help- problem with tmic bracket during 20g install telluride_tj Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 1 03-26-2006 05:09 PM
help with tmic install fastwrx006 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain 5 09-24-2005 01:14 PM
Problem with Amp install...need some advice JGard Car Audio, Video & Security 11 02-07-2002 09:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.