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Old 07-01-2010, 03:05 PM   #148
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85k 2002 WRX
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Originally Posted by Davenow View Post
meh I wouldn't remove the FMIC< I would just turn the boost up another 2PSI and take advantage of the cooling.

The intake, I would tune the car, and if the fuel trims are stable, I would build some sort of heat sheild for the intake, and keep it.

As for what kind of numbers, you are looking at numbers slightly over a normal stage 2 setup, assuming you run the typical 17-18PSI. With a FMIC I would run 19-20.

But at the normal boost pressures, on an semi high to AVERAGE dyno, you are looking at something in the 220-225 range. Up the boost another 2PSI and you should hit mid to upper 230s no problem (on the same dyno that is).

On a heartbreaker, more like 200. On a WAY high reading dyno, lower 240s.
Well the entire strong point behind the stock turbo is it's responsiveness, something that's being sacrificed by the FMIC he's running. Somehow I doubt he's running enough boost to take advantage of the FMIC, even if he "turns it up 2 psi".

As for the intake, HKS intakes are of awful build quality and the filters they use might as well not even be put on with how well they work.
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