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Old 05-02-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default Mishimoto TMIC 02-07 WRX/STi

I downsized my turbo but kept my FMIC, which was too big and laggy. So I was looking for top mounts and ran across this thread http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2596082 which pretty much sealed the deal.

Pros:
Cooler than STi TMIC (I'll be monitoring ait's)
About the same price
Installation (clears ac lines etc.)

Cons:
Can't really think of any substantial ones yet other than looks... that's just opinion because I'm biased towards oem look. Really it looks great. I'd prefer plain or polished aluminum finish over silver paint though.

It delivered yesterday. Nice big box.



I hope to make peak 500 rpm sooner with the TMIC vs FMIC. And I want instant boost recovery between shifts. Yes I know it's an AP dyno but all I'm using it for is variance in peak tq rpm. After the tune I'll get another dyno in the same spot. Boost recovery I'll use my butt dyno


The install is super easy. LUBE THE COMPRESSOR OUTLET ON THE TURBO! The silicon hose will thank you.

More pics and inf coming.

*Note regarding intake temps* My FMIC piping ran directly underneath my short ram intake filter. It got pretty hot. Even when I ghetto fab'd an AVO cold air box + oem snorkel my temps would hit 130. Now the cold air box has a better seal and no hot IC pipes nearby.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #3
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Here's a pic of mine installed. I would recommend it, installation is much easier than a y pipe set up. Gonna get my car dyno'd in a couple weeks, no base numbers though.

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Old 08-08-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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Here's a pic of mine installed. I would recommend it, installation is much easier than a y pipe set up. Gonna get my car dyno'd in a couple weeks, no base numbers though.

Looks fantastic! Thanks for posting this up.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #5
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I've been driving with this IC for a few months. Noticeable reduction in lag, however still too much between shifts. My only other options now are a 04/05 trans with shorter 2-4 and/or 7cm hotside. ... or Methanol
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:06 AM   #6
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Or a Ball Bearing Turbo - transient boost response is pimp.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:26 AM   #7
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Does that mean in terms of transient response that a 16gxtr = VF39?

3rd and 4th are still freaking long.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:36 AM   #8
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Grimmspeed top mount splitter fits ok with this intercooler. However, I haven't installed the rubber strip yet.

Saikou Mishi strut tower mount catch cans will not fit in the intended location. I just rotated the bracket 90 degrees and used one bolt.

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Old 07-10-2016, 06:44 AM   #9
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Grimmspeed top mount splitter fits ok with this intercooler. However, I haven't installed the rubber strip yet.

Saikou Mishi strut tower mount catch cans will not fit in the intended location. I just rotated the bracket 90 degrees and used one bolt.
Good to know. Was wondering if any aftermarket splitters matched up and if there was room for an aos/catch
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The gs splitter has worn a small groove in near the ic inlet. I should trim it back with a grinder it would be super easy.

I did install the rubber seal. Just had to bend the splitter flaps out a few degrees for more clearance. It sits slightly higher than stock.
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I know this was a long time ago but, do you remember the outcome of the dyno tune?
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Looks good
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