Two questions actually; 1. How much does the piece weigh vs stock? 2. An earlier question asked about CARB certification for this part -- I am in California and I am interested to find out if this would cause my car to the visibility aspect of the test (where the person conducting the test visually inspects the engine to see if modifications have been made.)
Does this meet CARB laws?
No it does not.
Is there any cooling advantage in purchasing the optional aluminum shroud vs. using the OEM plastic shroud?
Some people feel the aluminum shroud seals the hood scoop against it better for more air.
So the official answer from CS is No? "Some people" reads a way of saying, "not us... [CS]" What tests have been performed to prove this isn't just a $70 aesthetic piece?
We haven't performed a test, but if you notice anyone who has the shroud shows a black wear line on that shroud. That line shows where the rubber seals to the top mount. By keeping the air directed towards one place, you are able to cool the intercooler more efficiently.
Do you need the Max Flow Fuel Pump Internals for this Intercooler?
We would suggest doing those with the upgraded top mount intercooler.
Can I run this on the stock tune safely?
You can run this on a stock tune. However, i would highly recommend that you upgrade your fuel pump internals before you make that change.
Hi wanted to know if I can install this TMIC with the mods I have now. Cobb AP, Cobb sf, turbo inlet hose, fuel pump internals, Cobb bpv. I don't have the downpipe and I don't have the CBE.
Yes you can!
I have a Cobb AP running stage 2, Cobb intake and turbo inlet hose and fuel pump internals. Can I install this tmic with does mods without giving a cell or needing a custome tune?? Thx.
You can run the TMIC without needing a custom tune.
Do I need to reflash using my access port after installing this item?
I would flash your ecu to a map that has an upgraded TMIC taken into consideration.
Should I re flash my corksport safe mode map from acessport or will it be ok after installing inter-cooler.Corksport Power Series SRI + TIP (Stg 1) Accessport (safe mode map) Corksport DISI silicone boost tubes Corksport DISI silicone BOV hose Corksport shifter bushing set Sure short cut shift plate Rear Motor Mount Inserts No fuel pump internals no down pipe or cat back.
You will need to upgrade the fuel pump internals with the installation of the TMIC and the mods you have done.
Should I re flash my corksport safe mode map from acessport or will it be ok after installing inter-cooler.
It depends on what supporting modifications you have. We recommend calling us up so we can answer this better, 360-260-2675
About how much horsepower can this tmic handle?
The highest dyno numbers we have seen was 345 at the wheels with someone running methanol injection.
anyone have an idea how much whp gain over stock ?
One of the things you will notice with the TMIC is the reduced engine knock under load which gets you more power. Expect to see a ~15 wheel hp gain.
I have an 07 Mazda3. Would this work For my car?
This will only work with a Turbo Mazdaspeed vehicle.
Is it safe to run this IC without the shroud? Like if rain came in the hood scoop? And what kind of hp gains??? Debating between this and a DP
We recommend running the OEM shroud if you do not get the optional one we sell. Rain comes through the hood scoop and falls through the intercooler with or without the seal. The seal is there to make the TMIC more efficient.
With this installed in a stock cx-7 will it need to be tuned at all?
With the TMIC we would recommend a tune. Check out Versatune.
Am I able to use the standard rubber and plastic shroud that comes stock on the Gen II's with this or is it better getting the optional shroud?
Yes you can use the OEM shroud and hood seal.