Originally Posted by Ilovecugars
This is a great thread because I'm am in the exact same host as the op. I even have an FXT as well.
I've done a fair bit of searching as I'm planing a turbo upgrade soon and would love to take advantage of the better priced turbos that work with rotated setups as well as ease to work on. But I also want to keep a tmic setup.
You can pick up a turbo xs kit of just the up and down pipe new for a fairly good price but I feel that setup might sit the turbo to high to plumb to a tmic. Perrin told me there to setup will work with tmic and you can buy just the up and dp. The also told me there new intake was made to be Maf based and has inlet to plumb you bpv back into so that takes car of that.
If you google "sti rotated adapter" a thread from itwsti will come up with a vender that makes a rotated adapter to a stock uppipe to help cut cost.
It would be great to see some pics of some pieced together setup of the tubing from the turbo to tmic.
I'd love to figure out a good plan and I would totally take the rotated route.
How much was the Perrin setup -- the up pipe, down pipe and intake w/ MAF? Any links? If they say their setup will work with TMIC then I'm super interested. Although I am still unsure if these pipes are special in any way to a regular rotated pipe. Do you have any idea?
P.S. I don't have a stock up pipe but I checked out the iwsti.com thread HERE
anyway. Pretty interesting. It's a couple years old - I wonder if he is still in business.
Thanks for the info and hopefully some people who have done this before will chime in with some pics. I'm surprised this option isn't discussed more often.