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    TMIC Reccomendations.

    I'm looking for a quality TMIC that basically bolts right in that I can use the OEM BOV with. I'm staying TMIC as I'm builing a sleeper style car. Any recommendations you can make I would appreciate.
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    Process West

    It's a bit pricey, but bolts right on, and comes with everything you need. I haven't installed mine yet, but every review I've read from people on here all points back to this TMIC.

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    PW is also nice because it has a silicone couple to the turbo outlet, rather than being directly attached to the turbo like the stock IC is. This allows for less heat transfer to the IC, whereas the stock IC not only absorbs heat from the engine bay, but also gets heat directly transferred from the metal contact.

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    The issue is both the plastic endtanks of the TMIC and the BPV. To really benefit from the aftermarket TMIC, you'll need a new valve, as well.
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    just installed a pw tmic like 2 weeks ago and love it. the price sucks for sure but in the end its worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The issue is both the plastic endtanks of the TMIC and the BPV. To really benefit from the aftermarket TMIC, you'll need a new valve, as well.
    You referring to the BOV when you say Valve? Don't want unmetered air throwing of the ECU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The issue is both the plastic endtanks of the TMIC and the BPV. To really benefit from the aftermarket TMIC, you'll need a new valve, as well.
    You referring to the BOV when you say Valve? Don't want unmetered air throwing of the ECU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexosaurous View Post
    You referring to the BOV when you say Valve? Don't want unmetered air throwing of the ECU.


    Then get a good recirculating BPV..

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    ......didn't know they made aftermarket versions....
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    I went with the Process West and Forge bpv. Very happy with both.
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    i believe Maus has a PW as well on his third gen. I havent heard any complaints about them. remember ya get what ya pay for
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    ProcessWest will be a solid option. But there are other options such as Spearco, TurboXS and the likes that are also very good quality. Don't slack on looking for used TMICs either as you can find incredible deals and values from people just looking to unload something they no longer need. And for God's sake, stay away from anything with the name Godspeed.

    As EJ said above, you should replace the stock BPV for a recirculating aftermarket unit as the plastic stockers are known to leak in the GRs when upping boost. Forge, Tial, TurboXS, etc. all make recirculating options that will function like the stock unit, but hold boost reliably.
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    I too went with the PW and Forge combination (I took my stickers off though). Car runs great on a TP Stage 3 tune.

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