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This is a discussion on is it worth putting a larger TMIC on a car with a stock turbo? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; so i was recently thinking i wouldn't mind getting a larger TMIC for my 02 WRX. i still have a ...

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    is it worth putting a larger TMIC on a car with a stock turbo?

    so i was recently thinking i wouldn't mind getting a larger TMIC for my 02 WRX. i still have a stock turbo so i was wondering if it would make a positive or negative difference?

    advice or experiences?

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    well im about to order a spearco tmic and im still running stock turbo...the way i see it, anything that will cool down the air better is a plus for hp and preventing detonation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metsnwrex View Post
    so i was recently thinking i wouldn't mind getting a larger TMIC for my 02 WRX. i still have a stock turbo so i was wondering if it would make a positive or negative difference?

    advice or experiences?
    I had a chat with my tuner on Thursday about this very subject. The answer: Probably not. Unless you are going well above stock boost and are willing to contend with the mods needed to fully support an STi TMIC. I'm getting ~18 psi Protuned with a modified stock turbo using a 3 port boost controller solenoid.

    Bone stock, there is zero reason to upgrade the OEM TMIC.
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