Originally Posted by KMA2
To hopefully avoid issues with the increase in boost, I made a few small and inexpensive mods.
- Swapped out the tmic to tb hose clamps with t-bolt style ($6)
- Added aluminum c-channel pieces to the crimped edges of the stock tmic (~$10)
I've read the stock tmic isn't a bad part when it comes to avoiding heat soak, but the plastic end caps can begin to separate with increased boost pressure. It didn't start happening on mine, but I decided to do a version of the "bulletproof" mod
just in case. The aluminum pieces cost me $7 and a pack of 25 12" SS ties cost me $5 from my local Harbor Freight. I only used 6 of them.
*sorry for the blurry cell phone pics*
Very clever. I may do the same. I've already bookmarked your thread as reference.
Originally Posted by the suicidal eggroll
Stage 1 after about 250 miles (I had to get that POS stock tune off of there ASAP, wish I could have done it sooner but the UPS man was slow), stage 2 after about 5.5k.
Which stage 1 tune did you go with?