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Old 04-29-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Upgraded TMIC owners....what are you using for a "seal"?

This goes out to all the people that have upgraded there TMIC to a larger version (MRT, TurboXS, M2, etc).

What are you using to replace the stock underhood rubber "seal" that fits so nicely with the stock intercooler. Even cutting the rubber down is a waste because the opening is a lot smaller than the surface area on my M2 TMIC. I had fabricated (with a lot of help from a friend) a piece out of thin aluminum that helped a little, but that is now cracking. Does anyone make an aftermarket size intercooler seal for these larger TMIC's?

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Old 04-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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When I ran a TMIC, I did some creative modification of the entire shroud and resealed it with foam.

Incredible what you can do with a nibbler, an AC seal kit, and some zip ties

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Old 04-29-2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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I just took off the stocker and am running without a seal.

Why do you need one anyway?
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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I just took off the stocker and am running without a seal.

Why do you need one anyway?
Because your creating a high pressure area that will allow more air to flow THROUGH the intercooler, not around it, on top, and pretty much anywhere but through.

Remember.. objects in nature will typically follow the path of least resistance.

Car companies invest tons of money in designing shrouds and duct work for stuff like radiators for a reason.

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Old 04-29-2004, 10:47 AM   #5
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When I ran a TMIC, I did some creative modification of the entire shroud and resealed it with foam.

Incredible what you can do with a nibbler, an AC seal kit, and some zip ties

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AC seal kit...works wonders.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:12 AM   #6
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i need to see some pics of everyones creativity. im going to start working on a seal and spliter today. i will let u know what i come up with.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:27 PM   #7
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Yeah...I guess I will try hacking away at the stock piece. I had wanted to save it for the day I go back to stock....but what can ya do.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:32 PM   #8
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I run an APS splitter on my TXS V2 TMIC. Not a perfect fit but very close. It is about 3/4 of inch wider on the Turbo side of the engine but other than that it fits pretty well.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:34 PM   #9
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Is the APS unit just a splitter or does it actually have the rubber "seal"?

Where'd you get it? Any pics?

Thanks!
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The APS unit is a splitter and rubber seal. Very similar to the OE unit but bigger designed to fit the APS TMIC. I can't recall where I got it but it was some vendor from this board in California. I think it was about $140. I believe if you search the board here for an APS dealer you can find one.

I don't have any pics at the moment but I could take some and post at some point this weekend. I am going to meet Acquacow at the BJ's gtg tonight at some point tonight. If you're going to be there you can see it in person.
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Old 04-30-2004, 09:38 AM   #11
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I'll be at the meet tonight so I'll check it out then. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:45 AM   #12
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Is the APS unit just a splitter or does it actually have the rubber "seal"?

Where'd you get it? Any pics?

Thanks!
There's a used one for sale here

He prefers local sale, but I'm sure if you pay for shipping, he'll sell it to you.
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well i finished my new cutom hyperflow v2 tmic hoodscoop seal. looks damn good, cost about 3-$4 to make. i cut the stock splitter to fit the perimeter of the new tmix perfectly with a pneumatic air saw, went to home depot and bought 1 inch thick weather striping for window A/C units. the front half of the new shroud is made with the original factory gasket to allow room for my misters, and the remaining sides and back half are lined with the foam weather striping that i atatched using a bead of clear silicone with the help of a spray adheasive to hold things together while the silicone dries. when it was dry enough about a hour or two later i spray painted the whole thing black and it looks beautiful! almost factory. it seals perfectly around the new intercooler not on top of it. i can send sombody a pic on my camera phone if u can put it on this thread for me, thanks guys.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:05 PM   #14
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i use an APS splitter on my hyperflow (txs v2 style) tmic .. bought from auto innovations .. its not a 'perfect' fit but works fine for me .. if you want to save some $ and spend some time - just get your stocker and do some creative cutting and use the AC seal kit from home depot like Jorge .. there have been many threads about people modifying the splitter on these forums.

http://autoinnovations.com/images/AP...irSplitter.htm

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...light=splitter
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