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    Bulletproofing

    Anyone heard of bulletproofing your TMIC? I was reading a post from someone saying this is something important to do when going Stage 2, but this is the first I've heard of it.

    The guy actually posted a real good DIY, but I didn't want to attempt if its not a necessary mod.
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    Re: Bulletproofing

    '08+ WRXs have issues with the endtanks on their TMIC at increased boost pressures. Personally, the stock unit is bad enough that if you run into this issue, just replace it with a good aftermarket unit.
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    I would just buy a better one.

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    Bulletproofing

    It works, did it to mine, but it's not the prettiest when you don't have all the right tools.

    Oh, and FYI, I believe he removed the DIY instructions, due to the flax he was receiving from NASIOC moderators.
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    Why would they make him remove it?
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    Re: Bulletproofing

    How do you go about bulletproofing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99pgpgt View Post
    How do you go about bulletproofing it?
    Most people use Kevlar and 1" plate steel.
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    A lot of what he says in that thread is highly suspect, not to mention refuted by intercooler testing results.

    This is just a way to keep your stock intercooler longer while you're moving along your mod path. You're still better off with a quality aftermarket unit.
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    After what I've been through with my car, I'm a big proponent of not wasting time and money doing little incremental steps. If you're ever going to want a better intercooler in the future, you should just save up and get it instead of screwing around with something that's not going to be up to par in the first place.

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    I find it funny that the OP of the first LGT thread sits there and argues that the stock TMIC is a better option than an aftermarket TMIC as far as efficiency for stg 2 vehicles, and then on page 2 (after being called out by several people, and corrected), states that the entire efficiency of stock vs. aftermarket is moot, as that isn't the point of the thread.

    That isn't to say the mod isn't valid, I'm sure it has helped and will continue to help many people, but I certainly wouldn't be going to him for any modding advice.
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