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    bigger tmic

    If I get a bigger tmic do I have to mod or get bigger hood scoop
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    depends on what TMIC you choose
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    Likely yes. Even to fit an STI IC you'll have to upgrade the scoop (because of your model year) and the splitter. There's a thread on NASIOC about what scoop will work for you.
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    you can get a pw without getting a new scoop
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    why does everyone think you need to replace the scoop...


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    Well you can modify the splitter, but then you still have that tiny '02 scoop. Not sure what the percentage open area of an '02 is vs a JDM STi scoop, but it's likely significant.
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    I'm still running my STi splitter with my txs tmic.
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    Get a processwest TMIC and be done with it. Uses the stock scoop with an upgraded splitter - perfectly fit for the ic.
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    The jdm scoop looks so much nice than the usdm one!
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    The '02 needs a bigger scoop for the stock intercooler according to Subaru's own testing. That's why it got bigger on the next redesign. If you plan on making any use of the larger intercooler, a larger splitter is 100% required as is the larger scoop to accommodate said splitter.

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    I argued that point in another thread, glad to see I know what I am talking about, and my money didnt go to waste buying a larger scoop for my bugeye.
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    Thanks guys
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