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Old 06-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #26
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I'm really curious if you would see the same results with an uncoated GS TMIC. I recall seeing posts from HeroCrank a while back where he measured the temps of a coated vs uncoated GS heat shield and the coated one held more heat and had a higher temp.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #27
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #28
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #29
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I'm bumping this as I'm interested in the outcome.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #30
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Mine is sitting here patiently waiting install+tune next month; will post results!! Being that these things sold out, where are the positive reviews???




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Old 07-10-2013, 01:00 PM   #31
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Mine is sitting here patiently waiting install+tune next month; will post results!! Being that these things sold out, where are the positive reviews???
No news is usually good news! You can bet that if there were 150 people out there unhappy with their GrimmSpeed TMICs, you'd be hearing about it from more than just one person. Looking forward to your results!

One thing to note with dyno tuning (this is always important, but particularly with our TMIC) is that you have adequate airflow over the core. Your scoop moves a serious amount of ambient temp air through the core at speed and with a very dense core, like ours, it's super important to simulate that as well as you can on the dyno.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:07 AM   #32
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It's all in the good hands of Cobb Surgeline / Tim Bailey / Lumpkins!!

The new splitter went on with no issues/ just took a lot of patience with the rubber surround part. Everything lined up pretty well except for the side where the two points meet... not a deal breaker I'm sure, but it would be cool to see something more oem like for the rubber surround that has no gaps.

It's hard to say if there's any difference with the new splitter on just the Sti oem tmic alone...

It's going to be difficult though to measure the difference on just the new TMIC as I'm going with a new turbo (existing blouch 20g from 2009 / to new blouch dom 1.5 8cm ceramic hotside)...

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I'm not expecting a monumental difference in the results as it's diminishing returns at this point, but 50k miles on a 20g = time for an update.




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No news is usually good news! You can bet that if there were 150 people out there unhappy with their GrimmSpeed TMICs, you'd be hearing about it from more than just one person. Looking forward to your results!

One thing to note with dyno tuning (this is always important, but particularly with our TMIC) is that you have adequate airflow over the core. Your scoop moves a serious amount of ambient temp air through the core at speed and with a very dense core, like ours, it's super important to simulate that as well as you can on the dyno.

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:29 AM   #33
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:33 PM   #34
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How did the y-pipe fir on the back of the intercooler? I just talked with another member who will be contact Grimmspeed because his holes were off and when the bolt goes thru the flange it was on an angle...not like grimmspeed ive had their parts in the past and quality and performance has always been great, so im curious as to how yours fit.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #35
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I really want to see this -----GS tmic vs PW tmic in size, fitment, and dyno result!!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #36
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Isn't it just that the massive, heavier and more dense core using less cooling fins of the GS TMIC takes much longer to cool down than the stock STI tube and fin TMIC? Add in the heat coating which traps in more heat and the splitter seal which doesn't seal at all in your case and it's no surprise to me that it takes longer to cool down.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #37
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I have one of these on my 03 WRX. I am surprised to hear of people having fitment issues. I replaced a STI TMIC with the GS unit and I must say even though it is a bit heavier it goes in and out much easier. I will admit that the BPV does sit very close to the IM and I had to rotate the clamp on the BPV hose to allow for the proper clearance. All of the mounting points for the IC lined up correctly as well as the BPV mounting holes.

I have a whole writeup I am going to post that includes install and such. I stumbled upon this one first and was surprised to hear that people are having issues.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:47 PM   #38
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I bought the Grimmspeed splitter for my 2004 WRX. Took it to the track last weekend. In brief, let's just say that I am more than pleased. I think the price is great for those who do not have the time to fabricate their own. Following is detailed review if you have time for it:

I have the FMS large TMIC which measures at about 20X7.5X4 (v.s. the grimmspeed TMIC which measures at 19X7X3.75). I hacked up the stock splitter. The opening was a bit wider than the TMIC. A combination of stock bellow and garage door seal was used to form the gasket around the intercooler. Visually, it looks perfect, but everytime i touched the TMIC after parking my car, it is hot like anything else in the engine bay.

I always had the thought about buying the splitter from Process West until the Grimmspeed came up with theirs. I was thinking, hey, for the Group Buy price, why not give it a shot. The product came in a nice white box. The packaging inside also looked of high quality. The splitter is beautiful. The quality is on par with any well known japanese part makers. You know you are not buying some ebay junk. However, I still had the following issues:

1. it did not come with any mounting hardware. So you have to re-use the stock ones. But there is one plastic rivet in the middle which doesn't fit the hole on Grimmspeed's splitter. So I had to leave that one out.

2. The bellow (aka rubber gasket) that came with the splitter is only 17.5 x 5.5. So in other words, the bellow only covers 70% of the intercooler. You can refer to the picture i have at the end. This was a big disappointment for me. Looking at my "hacked up" oem splitter, it actually covers more area than Grimmspeed's.

Despite the smaller coverage, I noticed that, everytime I parked my car, the TMIC is cool for the hands to touch. It's cooler than my hand, so the temperature has to be lower than body temp. On the other hand, my SPT intake is burning hot, I couldn't even put my hand on it. I took my car to the track last weekend. I usually do 5 consecutive laps before coming off to cool my car. TMIC was cool to touch every time I come off, whereas everything else was burning. I could smell my brakes from 5 ft away. Heat was pouring out of the engine bay. SPT intake was too hot to touch as usual. But the TMIC was cool. The area immediately outside of the bellow was cool as well, but further away from the bellow, the TMIC is still hot. I have to say that I am very happy with the result. The bellow coverage didn't seem to play a role in the cooling.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:50 AM   #39
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so is there anymore news on this I am looking into getting a new TMIC to go along with a VF34 upgrade for my 02 WRX. What would be the best thing to do? try and find a STi TMIC or what? Thanks
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so is there anymore news on this I am looking into getting a new TMIC to go along with a VF34 upgrade for my 02 WRX. What would be the best thing to do? try and find a STi TMIC or what? Thanks
Our second batch is in the welding department as we speak. We have been sending out stock to our distributors for the last couple weeks. If you have any specific questions about fitment on your vehicle or even just general questions give us a call, 612-379-0000.

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