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Old 12-07-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question intercooler help, i want sleeper look

i have a 2.5 rs and was planning to do an sti swap but it costs too much money, so i bought a wrx engine with 7,000 miles on it. i want it to be sleeper so what fmic do you guys recommend if i don't have plans to get a bigger turbo thanks
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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wrong forum man.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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well sleeper look is all youll get because everything else will give it away

even a black front mount is noticable to people who know cars, then the turbo spooling will be heard, then im guessing youll get a bov so yeaaa
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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Paint it black and put some mesh over the front cover.
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:57 PM   #5
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Stay with the TMIC?
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by JewPac42
Stay with the TMIC?
yeah. even though this is the wrong forum, if you don't want to change the turbo, you're probably better off with the top mount and a wrx hood.
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:10 PM   #7
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If you have a GC RS get a larger hood scoop. If you have a GD RS, just do a hoodswap with a wrx guy who has a front mount. If don't plan on changing out the stock turbo, a front mount is pointless, you'll probably make less power for that small of a turbo.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:58 PM   #8
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Since you stated you were going to stay with the stock turbo, you could always go with an air/water intercooler from an RS Legacy/Liberty. Some info here and here . If you search other boards, you'll find more info. They're relatively cheap on ebay.

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Old 12-07-2004, 11:20 PM   #9
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a 2002 RS isn't ever going to be a sleeper.

people already think they're WRXs.
do your mods for what you want.

and also, post this in another forum- it has to do with f/i.
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:49 PM   #10
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TMIC > FMIC unless you're pushing a ton of boost.
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