Hey guys, I just installed a CXracing TMIC and figured I would share my experience. I wasent able to find particulars anywhere else so I figured I would.
Got the TMIC + y-pipe kit from ebay for 210 shipped buy-it-now.
Package Arrived in perfect condition and pretty well packed. Intercooler is friggen huge. I have seen threads and am aware that some "ebay TMIC's" don't have as dense of a fin pattern internally as some of the more expensive (read 2-4x more expensive) Tmic's. The fin density on the CXracing TMIC is about in the middle. It is not as dense as some of the top dollar TMIC's but from looking at pics its not bad like some of the other ebay TMICs. Fitment was good, but its not "bolt in and go." First off its just a huge TMIC going into a tiny hole, thats the biggest problem. Another problem was that I have a GFB hybrid BPV and its longer than the OE unit. This caused me to have to shim the drivers side bracket up to clear the intake manifold. This was a pain in the butt, but with some paitence its fine. Another thing was that I had to actually position the TMIC so far back to clear my GFB BPV that the factory TB to TMIC hose was too short. I work at a ford dealer and was able to use a charge-air cooler hose from a 6.0 powerstroke to make up the gap. This shouldn't be an issue with a stock BPV. Other than that I had to grind away some material on the drivers side bracket where it turns, it was touching the TMIC and I didn't want it to rub over time. The cooler is close to the a/c line leading to the evaporator, it is also close to the brake line coming over from the master cyl. Although close I can not get it to touch either with any ammount of rocking back and forth. I went ahead and cut a piece of heater hose and tie-strapped it around the a/c line as a precaution. Overall it was not bad to install, just need alittle time. Car actually feels much different with a OTS stage 2 ap flash. I have never been able to hit target boost even with cobb's hwg maps, I now hit target boost no problem. Car spool seems alittle more responsive but not really faster. Also brings out the turbo sounds more. For 210 dollars it was not a bad upgrade. The real reason for me doing it was my factory y pipe was cracking near the turbo.
I will take a pic with a real cam, until then crappy phone pics