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Old 12-16-2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Where do you rank TMIC's on the mod pecking order?

I have a 17' WRX Premium, and it is bone stock right now. In the Spring I am going to be grabbing an ETS quiet CBE.

Towards the end of Summer my factory warranty will run out, and I am definitely going to get a Cobb AP, a catted downpipe, and I am debating on a TMIC. Not sure the $500+ will give me the bang for buck over something else?

I want to stick with the stock intake because I am not a fan of aftermarket ones that I need to hear a loud swoosh every time I build up boost.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:31 PM   #2
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Towards the end of Summer my factory warranty will run out, and I am definitely going to get a Cobb AP, a catted downpipe, and I am debating on a TMIC. Not sure the $500+ will give me the bang for buck over something else?

I want to stick with the stock intake because I am not a fan of aftermarket ones that I need to hear a loud swoosh every time I build up boost.
You're losing your warranty after two years, max? I think you should triple check your warranty coverage, especially powertrain.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:39 PM   #3
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Talk with your local tuner or a known e-tuner like phatbotti or bren. Generally grimmspeed and process west are recommended.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:14 PM   #4
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You're losing your warranty after two years, max? I think you should triple check your warranty coverage, especially powertrain.
Good catch! I thought the powertrain was 36k, but it looks like it is 60k.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:15 PM   #5
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Talk with your local tuner or a known e-tuner like phatbotti or bren. Generally grimmspeed and process west are recommended.
How is MAP's?
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:12 AM   #6
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the TMIC, have to do a bit of research and see what you want. The highly recommended ones, of course are good and can withstand more that what the stock turbo and motor can offer. Cost is up there as well. They also come with new hardware which replaces your stock engine cover.
There are less pricey alternatives, out there that can fit your goals.... in the end, you kind of get what you pay for.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:39 PM   #7
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Talk with your local tuner or a known e-tuner like phatbotti or bren. Generally grimmspeed and process west are recommended.
This. Your tuner is the main person you should be listening to as far as parts recommendations go since they're the ones who have tuned hundreds of cars and know which parts work best. I went with the Grimmspeed TMIC because it's the only one my tuner recommends.
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