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Old 12-18-2010, 10:40 PM   #101
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Nice vid Reddoak, We need to get you some of that Tape now to go with that blanket we got you
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:25 PM   #102
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ot, but looks like you guys put some high temp ultra copper rtv in b/w your flanges/on the gaskets? Reuse stock gaskets plus that or new gaskets plus rtv? results?
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #103
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ot, but looks like you guys put some high temp ultra copper rtv in b/w your flanges/on the gaskets? Reuse stock gaskets plus that or new gaskets plus rtv? results?
A little OT, but I used new gaskets and high temp RTV the last time I took it off. The first time, I reused the stock ones with no problems.

Honestly, the RTV was probably overkill, but other than permanently staining an old shirt I wearing at the time, had no negative benefits.

BTW, I only used the RTV on the exhaust from the downpipe back. I didn't use it in the turbo to DP junction, and wouldn't use anything pre turbo (don't want little pieces getting sucked into somewhere fragile.)
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #104
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I will try and keep this short:

A FMIC is ideal for maximum intake charge cooling. It is the farthest you can get it from detrimental heat sources and is directly in the air stream. However, Subarus are designed to use a TMIC, so the manifold is pointing the wrong direction for a FMIC setup, so the piping has to be extra long.

So what happens when you step on the throttle and want power? The hot-pipe has to fill up, then the FMIC has to fill up (most are quite large, larger than necessary), then the charge pipe has to fill up, and finally, it reaches the intake manifold.

The result is "transient boost-lag". The biggest place this is felt is once you are in boost, turbo spooling hard and you come off the gas, then get back on the gas again. Nothing......you just vented all your pressurized air back into the intake tract our out into the open. You have to fill allllll that piping and FMIC up again.

I personally don't like this. I had an APS 525 FMIC on my STI, a really nice piece. But the lag was killing me. I decided to switch back to a TMIC and see what I was missing.

I was blown away by the throttle response I had forgotten about. Leaving from a dead stop was smoother. Power delivery was smooth and strong, no dips or huccups. Rev-matching was dramatically improved, so much so I had to learn to give it less gas than I had been with the FMIC. And most of all, coming off the gas, say to lift slighty in a turn, and getting back on the gas.....0 lag. Just instant response and power. Upshifts are more fun too, power is right there for you even short-shifting.

Needless to say, I am a big fan of a TMIC. You might leave a few horsepower on the table due to a slightly hotter intake charge, but I would take the drivability over a few HP any day. This can also be taken care of with a good setup, an intercooler sprayer or even water/meth injection.

Not to mention that a FMIC blocks your radiators airflow, making it less efficient. And your a/c condenser to a lesser extant...

This was longer than I wanted

...more true words are rarely spoken, I love TMIC's and love the sleeper look and until the day I want to go for some huge power then I'll always view 1500 dollars of FMIC as a waste of money that could have bought a better part to upgrade.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:34 PM   #105
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Nice vid Reddoak, We need to get you some of that Tape now to go with that blanket we got you
PM me pricing for enough tape to do a stock 08 TMIC... and then go ahead and order it up for me... I'll post pics in here when it's on.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:35 PM   #106
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Should have pics of a Gold taped AMR TMIC tomorrow... Whoo hoo!
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #107
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The new hotness.. Er... coolness:




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Old 01-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #108
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That would be right at home in a rap video, way to be iced out...
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:02 PM   #109
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Blingtastic. I get all my intercoolers from NASA. Leftover shuttle parts and such...
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:04 PM   #110
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #111
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Great job!!

Although your gold's surface is not optimal for reflectivity, it's still better than anything else for IR. The HVAC HD Aluminum tape I use on mine is pretty good, but that IC of yours ... good as it gets, I'd guess.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #112
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Great job!!

Although your gold's surface is not optimal for reflectivity, it's still better than anything else for IR. The HVAC HD Aluminum tape I use on mine is pretty good, but that IC of yours ... good as it gets, I'd guess.
Best I've found so far. DEI says it's good for 80% reflectivity. In any case, every little bit helps. Biggest single difference so far was with the turbo blanket. Keep as much heat put of the engine bay as possible to manage it best...

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:06 PM   #113
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The DEI Gold reflective tape is 80% efficient for reflecting heat, better than most "silver" tapes.

Looks good reddoak, glad that worked out for ya
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:14 PM   #114
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Ha, very nice. I wrapped my intake in gold, plan to do the TMIC as well once Spearco decides what they're doing for MY08 WRXs.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #115
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It works well

We just had another 2 local guys do their TMIC's.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #116
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Will the blanket fit a rotated 30r?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #117
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I dunno if anyone has asked this question but if one was to put the DEI Cool-Tape on an SPT Intake Heat Shield would it actually help block out the heat better? I touched my SPT short ram after driving it for 30 +minutes and that sucker was pretty hot.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:54 PM   #118
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I dunno if anyone has asked this question but if one was to put the DEI Cool-Tape on an SPT Intake Heat Shield would it actually help block out the heat better? I touched my SPT short ram after driving it for 30 +minutes and that sucker was pretty hot.
It wouldn't hurt.
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looks nice
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The Reflective tape can be used on just about any surface that will see radiant heat, just don't use it for "direct heat" applications.

We just got a new hood today that is definitely going to help get some heat out from under the hood. We'll update soon
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:48 AM   #121
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Will the blanket fit a rotated 30r?

They have different size blankets for most turbo applications
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #122
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Do you order the T3 if you run a VF48 turbo? (GR STI)

Can you install this without removing your turbo or IC? What's the price for just the DEI Turbo blanket?
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #123
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Do you order the T3 if you run a VF48 turbo? (GR STI)

Can you install this without removing your turbo or IC? What's the price for just the DEI Turbo blanket?
The answer is.... um.... whatever CMS ordered for me fit my stock 08 turbo. No need to remove the turbo, I don't recall if I removed my TMIC in the process, but I doubt it. It's pretty easy to get over it, actually. Tight, but it fit fine.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #124
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The Standard T3 blanket will fit the VF turbo, it may be slightly big for it but it can be snugged down enough with the safety wire to keep it in place

Plus once it cures to the turbo and takes shape it aint goin anywhere.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:40 AM   #125
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what about applying some of the gold tape to the underside of the hood? I still have the stock fiberglass sheeting on my hood as of now. Also how does one go about figuring out which blanket fits which turbo? I have a TD05
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