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Old 05-08-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Best option for large TMIC under 2000 RS hood?

I've got a full STi swap under the hood of my RS and I would like to stay topmount.

The stock STI I/C fits just fine, but there is certainly room for improvement.

Anyone know approximately what the largest I/C we can fit under there is?

I'd love to bolt up a huge-ass APC, but I'm assuming I need to restrict my search for aftermarket parts made for the V4/5/6 STi?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-09-2007, 12:22 AM   #2
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Room under a hood, to a certain extent, is what you make it. Fabricating new brackets to facilitate a larger tmic is not terribly difficult or impractical. You might have to glue on some rigid rubber pieces to help guide air towards the larger tmic if you are forced to drop it down and back a bit. Basically do what some of the old cowl induction muscle cars used to do. You'd also have to use a longer more flexible nylon coupler but also not difficult or impractical.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:32 AM   #3
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Room under a hood, to a certain extent, is what you make it. Fabricating new brackets to facilitate a larger tmic is not terribly difficult or impractical. You might have to glue on some rigid rubber pieces to help guide air towards the larger tmic if you are forced to drop it down and back a bit. Basically do what some of the old cowl induction muscle cars used to do. You'd also have to use a longer more flexible nylon coupler but also not difficult or impractical.
Right...I've done that with the stock STi I/C already to an extent, but the IC doesn't fill the width of my hoodscoop, and I also have room to go a bit thicker.Fabbing cowling won't be an issue for me...that's what Lowes is for

I guess I just need to get out and measure the height between the pitch stop and hood, then available width...Can't really do that till I get the car back though...no point measuring on my N/A, as the engine assembly's are a bit different and take up different amounts of space... =P

Hmm, I guess this is un-pioneered territory... I think I'm gonna try to get the Ebay Perrin TMIC clone and see if I can make that fit...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=270117981110

It's BIG.

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Old 05-09-2007, 01:53 AM   #4
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I've got a FAT TMIC with a Perrin core... pretty big intercooler if you ask me...but the question is....

is it big enough???

I love the look of the Front mount....but Hate the turbo lag
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:31 AM   #5
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I've got a FAT TMIC with a Perrin core... pretty big intercooler if you ask me...but the question is....

is it big enough???

I love the look of the Front mount....but Hate the turbo lag
Yeah, I had an FMIC... It just doesn't get me the response I want.

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You guys are funny. Lag. . Get a real turbo.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:07 AM   #7
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You guys are funny. Lag. . Get a real turbo.
"real" turbos don't work so well for autoX.

I need full spool and peak torque before 4k...

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You guys are funny. Lag. . Get a real turbo.
well I'm soooooooooooorrryyyy , my turbo didn't come off a friggin apache attack helicopter
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:15 PM   #9
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"real" turbos don't work so well for autoX.

I need full spool and peak torque before 4k...

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No way, dude.



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Old 05-10-2007, 01:55 AM   #11
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dude your car is siick
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:04 AM   #12
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Thanks!

It'll be better with the 07 longblock under the hood.

I can't wait.

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