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Old 06-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Anyone using a Torque Solution TMIC on WRX 08+ ?

I am looking for any type of feedback: Fit, finish, gains......anything would be a help.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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you got a link or webpage?
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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http://www.importimageracing.com/p/T...ubaru-WRX.html
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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a duplicate of perrin...same fitment & quality..
I have installed 3 so far..
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:28 PM   #5
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a duplicate of perrin...same fitment & quality..
I have installed 3 so far..
cool....nice to know.....thank you!
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #6
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Is it worth buying? Or should I go with the original Perrin model?

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a duplicate of perrin...same fitment & quality..
I have installed 3 so far..
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:44 AM   #7
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Don't buy either, go with the process west!

I had the IPR TMIC (same one as the Torque solution) I hated it. The fitment is very tight and I personally had trouble getting the perfect angle to line up. It took like 3-5 times to get it perfect. This is after I had to take it on and off about 4-5 times because of my throttle body hose leaking. The only good thing is its cheap and does work when you get past the downfalls.

If you have the money get the Process West. You will thank me later
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:53 AM   #8
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Money is deffinately a problem... I haven't figuered out how to grow it on trees... If the IPR works better than stock then I'm good with doing a few treeks to get it to fit :-). Thank you for your input :-)...

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Don't buy either, go with the process west!

I had the IPR TMIC (same one as the Torque solution) I hated it. The fitment is very tight and I personally had trouble getting the perfect angle to line up. It took like 3-5 times to get it perfect. This is after I had to take it on and off about 4-5 times because of my throttle body hose leaking. The only good thing is its cheap and does work when you get past the downfalls.

If you have the money get the Process West. You will thank me later
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #9
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Fitment-wise, the IPR is an absolute nightmare. Goes on like garbage. But enough diligance, taking off the rubber end caps, t bolt clamps, and a mr gasket, it seels right up. At which point performance-wise, it does a very good job comapared to stock.

Process west is beautiful, but in volume, smaller than the IPR, and so expensive you may as well get a FMIC.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #10
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I agree with your final statement... If my plans included upgrading the stock turbo I would be willing to drop $1k+ on an intercooler. But I would go for a FMIC not a glorified TMIC... Just my .02...

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Fitment-wise, the IPR is an absolute nightmare. Goes on like garbage. But enough diligance, taking off the rubber end caps, t bolt clamps, and a mr gasket, it seels right up. At which point performance-wise, it does a very good job comapared to stock.

Process west is beautiful, but in volume, smaller than the IPR, and so expensive you may as well get a FMIC.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #11
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Yep FMIC's are obviously nice but you also loose some spool and also maybe some safety/insurance.(crash beam) Not to mention you have to do some cutting.

The PW TMIC is capable of handling at least 350-400whp. So if that is within your goals, get a nice product and don't worry about problems.

I've went with a FMIC and the IPR TMIC, the FMIC (RacerX) was pretty nice, just make sure you take the time to check for leaks and stuff.


So either a nice FMIC or a PW TMIC IMO
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:28 AM   #12
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08 wrx sedan here, torqued solutions tmic. Fits like crap! Rubs on the clutch slave cylinder,tight fit against the turbo, and having tuning problems with it. My tuner has had problems with them. According to him as soon as he swaped one out for a Perrin all the tuning issues went away. So I am currently battling one trying to get mine to run right with it. Might have to go with a perrin myself.Good luck to you.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:54 AM   #13
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Tuning issues with and intercooler? Can anybody explain this? Does he mean it has leaks or internal problems?

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08 wrx sedan here, torqued solutions tmic. Fits like crap! Rubs on the clutch slave cylinder,tight fit against the turbo, and having tuning problems with it. My tuner has had problems with them. According to him as soon as he swaped one out for a Perrin all the tuning issues went away. So I am currently battling one trying to get mine to run right with it. Might have to go with a perrin myself.Good luck to you.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #14
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Just going by what my tuner has told me. No leaks but for some reason with the torque solutions tmic I am running lean and having major knock. He said he has seen this befor with torque solutions. He Swaped out the torqued solutions with a Perrin and all the knock went way. So if he can't tune my knock out I will be looking at going AVO tmic.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:33 PM   #15
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Could the knock be coming from it rubbing with the clutch cylinder?

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Just going by what my tuner has told me. No leaks but for some reason with the torque solutions tmic I am running lean and having major knock. He said he has seen this befor with torque solutions. He Swaped out the torqued solutions with a Perrin and all the knock went way. So if he can't tune my knock out I will be looking at going AVO tmic.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:24 AM   #16
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Ordered my Bosch Silver torque solutions TMIC from IIR, fedex has it arriving January 3rd ! IIR gave me an awesome deal, great customer service!
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #17
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Good luck, hope it fits better than mine did
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:48 PM   #18
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I have purchased the MR.Gasket 738g and some washers to hopefully alleviate any clearance issues... I will keep you all posted on the results...

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Old 12-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #19
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I also bought the mr gasket co gasket as well. Took me alot of finessing to get everything to line up. Quite frustrating actually. I may have just got a bad one or they all may fit the same. Yes keep me posted i am curious now.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:52 PM   #20
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Mr. Gasket works good, hope you enjoy your purchase. Once you get it on you are never going to want to take it off because of the ****ty fitment lol. Hopefully it goes on good for you tho!
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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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
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #22
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Same problems with it leaking like others have stated? Just curious, I might be in the market for a tmic later on and process west is the only thing I really like, but its a little pricey.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:50 PM   #23
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No leaks at all! Working great so far! Going to cobb tomorrow to get dynotuned. I ended up adding a washer underneath the bracket that hold the intercooler in place and I have about quarter inch of clearance...
I did not add the washer at the intercooler connection end, I added where it bolts to the intake manifold.

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Well i take my comment back... Got to cobb and they did a leak test and i had one at the intercooler/throttle body connection. I Purchased a t-bolt clamp, which i hope will take care of the leak. the stock worm clamp is not good enough... Will check for leaks again this weekend.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #25
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if you guys leave the stock rubber ends on the stock throttle body coupler, you're asking for failure and impossible fitments. Perrin had the same issue back in 2005 (and now), and the answer was to remove the rubber ends of the throttle body coupler... the glue that keeps them on dries out, the rubber slips off and you get the "dying elephant" noise of air blowing by the rubber ring. The rubber ends are there to prevent cracking the stock plastic intercooler I assume and are useless when attempting to install this or any perrin-like tmic. Also, adjust the throttle body coupler. It may provide the correct angle required to get the tmic to fit. If it's way off, it's welded poorly and/or you need to clock the turbo (which will suck)

Just my 2 cents.
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