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Old 07-27-2002, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default TurboXS new top mount intercooler

Here is my mini review of the new TMIC from TurboXS.

First off, excellent packing custom foam pieces surround the IC inside the box to insure against shipping damage. Nice! What you get: instructions, IC, replacement cam hose with T fitting, blue IC hose with IC connector (only 1, you will use one IC connector from your stock IC).

Taking off the old IC and the replacement cam hose was a breeze, however the IC install was a pain for me. This sucker is heavy and because it's so BIG, I had trouble lining up the intake hose and turbo hose. There isn't alot of room to work with once this is in place.

Here is some tips you may find useful:

1. Temporarily remove the AC bracket holder on the right side near the firewall. This will allow you to more easily move the AC line back farther while your 'juggling' the IC in place.

2. To my automatic WRX brothers out there, with the stock IC, remember how you could easily check your tranny oil? Well, with the new IC, I'm thinking you may have to remove the IC bracket to check your oil unless you have small hand/arm. Before you put in the new IC, you might as well check your tranny oil.

3. Get some hose to wrap around the AC line on the left side of the engine where the new IC kisses the AC line. I zipped tied it in place. No biggee, but it would of been nice to have this already included in the kit.

4. I plugged in the stock BOV in the BOV return hose BEFORE I put in the new IC. I tried the reverse and could not plug it in. Again, because of the limited room.

5. You will use your old gaskets from the BOV and 1 IC connector from your stock IC. IF you don't like reusing gaskets, buy new ones ahead of time. My old ones came off OK and were still usable.

6. Make sure the replacement cam hose isn't touching the turbo or anything else for that matter.

Nice performance gains. It seems so smooth and easier to get into boost (as it should with a cooler charge). I felt no additional lag when getting on it. Regarding heat soak, I tested this by immediately opening the hood after a freeway run. As I was greeted by the heat wave of the engine upon opening the hood, I placed my hand on the IC - it was COLD! Not even warm, however after letting it sit, that IC was hot. A quick jaunt around the block and opening the hood again and testing, it was cold again. Bottom line here, as long your in motion, this IC fine and quickly gets rid of the heat soak.

I hope my install tips helps the next person, as it would of helped me!

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Old 07-30-2002, 10:01 PM   #2
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Hey Big Joe:

I'm glad you were a good enough human being to even post this. I didn't even occur to me.

The only thing I would add is don't forget to remove the driver's side I/C bracket from the manifold, and to use a shot of WD40 on each of the hoses to help slip them back on to the I/C and turbo during installation of this monster.

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Old 08-01-2002, 12:18 AM   #3
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If I even have to take it off for some odd reason, I will try the WD40. I'll try anything to get those suckers back on!

I was thinking vaseline.

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Old 08-03-2002, 08:02 PM   #4
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I weighed the TMIC and it can out to be 21lbs. About twice the
weight of the stock TMIC. The only problem with the install was getting the hose on to the turbo outlet....its a dam bitch. It helps if you take of the driver sideís intercooler mounting bracket off. Also you can see the blurry picture (sorry for that) of the vacuum hose that connects to the waste gate gets pinched from the intercooler. I used the 6 inches of vacuum hose that they supplied to make a bigger loop to avoid this problem. And the last issue was placing a small piece of rubber hose over the A/C line to keep it from rubbing.....thatís it. So far i like the TMIC. I have had it on for about a day and a half. So far so good. It seems the ecu is slowly adjusting its self for the intercooler. Heat soak is not to bad on passenger side. After about a 20min race around town i popped the hood a i placed my hand on the intercooler and it was cool .I am waiting for my STI hood scoop to get here which should help shove more air in. I am wondering if i should also get the STI deflector to place under the scoop. Right now i took out the stock deflector. Does anyone know where i can fined one..?

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Old 08-05-2002, 01:25 PM   #5
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wri-oni are you running a catch can? Looks maybe like an AVO can?
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Old 08-05-2002, 03:01 PM   #6
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Ya that is correct. I am using the AVO oil catch can.
It works good. No more oil film thru out the intake
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Old 08-05-2002, 03:31 PM   #7
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I'd really like the AVO can but it's soo expensive, I'm waiting for someone to start making AVO replica catch cans
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Old 09-01-2002, 06:48 PM   #8
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Thumbs up TXS TM/IC

I wish I would have tried wd40 on turbo i/c hose, what a pain. One thing I'd like to add, besides a split hose on a/c line at corner of i/c, put two more pieces against a/c lies at each corner to stop them from knocking against firewall. It really freaked me out til I found the knock.
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Anyone know if a replica STi strut brace will clear it? or any other braces?
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The Cusco OS bar will fit.......
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Our replica STi bars fit asnwe just did this combo last week to a customer's car.
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