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Old 02-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Just quick question hear that process west tmic isn't as effective because 2011 wrx based on legacy style system and be better off with a fmic?
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Just quick question hear that process west tmic isn't as effective because 2011 wrx based on legacy style system and be better off with a fmic?
Thank for any info

It'd perfectly effective. The 08+ wrx has the legacy style turbo flange, and that has nothing to do with how effective the intercooler will be. If you don't plan on upgrading your turbo then you have absolutely no reason to be considering an fmic.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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FMIC = turbo lag, TMIC = heatsoak (unless you wrap the turbo and whatnot). I have the Process West unit and love it. Definitely better than the stock TMIC with the plastic ends and restrictive flow.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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FMIC = turbo lag,
No, not really. The difference in spool is minimal, but throttle response is different.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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And so the debate continues..

On topic PW TMIC is good.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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Even with the stock turbo, an aftermarket top mount will eliminate the concern about the stock IC plastic tanks leaking with higher then stock boost pressures
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No, not really. The difference in spool is minimal, but throttle response is different.
This is the truth.

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FMIC = turbo lag
This is a sad misconception. The difference in spool time in my personal experience has been < 200rpm, which is basically not noticable, but as nhat said the throttle response feels a bit different. My first post just states that the need for an FMIC with a stock turbo is just not there. A quality TMIC will work much better in that application, especially if you have a heat shield and the turbo has some ehat wrap.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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I've always thought turbo lag referred to the difference in spool as well as throttle response. There's many other cons to FMICs and I agree with you 100% that using one on a stock turbo would be silly, especially since some TMICs are good until the 400hp+ range.
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