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Old 09-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #4
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Location: Lawrence, KS
2004 Forester XT


Originally Posted by gotsugg View Post
It's a lot of work piecing a kit together, but it can be done. What kind of experience with this sort of stuff do you have? I ask because the full kits make this project pretty easy. Piecing it together will mean you need to be able to fabricate a few things along the way, as well as be able to have your car out of services for a much longer period of time.

Also, what type of TMIC would you be running?
Not really any experience fabricating anything. I had a feeling I was over simplifying things. I didn't realize anything needed to be fabricated except the elbow from the turbo to the Y pipe. Are the rotated pipes different from other rotated pipes? Are the turbos in those kits different from regular rotated turbos?

Originally Posted by aboothman View Post
Type of TMIC and cars use are important questions. You are going to get more heat soak, which is why a lot of guys run meth with bigger turbo TMIC setups.

This is difficult for me to say, but if you are set on staying with a TMIC, stock location may be cheaper and more logical.
I was planning on using my STi TMIC. I don't necessarily need a huge turbo, I was just looking at rotated b/c it seems easier to wrench on my engine, plus it looks like fitting the intake to the turbo is easier than using a regular inlet which gets quite cramped.

I was making the assumption that the only thing really different was the intake with integrated MAF adapter (which I was thinking about buying and not fabricating) and the turbo to Y pipe elbow.
I appreciate the feedback.
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