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Sure its not the best, but it looks pretty good to me. Fairly thick for a stock i/c, and at least its front-mounted. Sure, you could get some gains with a bigger one, but I wouldn't do it as a first mod, as I highly doubt that its one of the biggest restrictions with the stock setup. You're likely much better off spending your money on a quality turboback exhaust system, as its not only one of the most essential mods on a turbo car, it also affects your looks and sound a good bit, and therefore will have much more of an impact on your overall enjoyment of the car, so its not an area where you want to scrimp. Get an intake or at least a cone filter while you're at it, and save a big FMIC and piping kit for a little bit later on.
 

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Sure its not the best, but it looks pretty good to me. Fairly thick for a stock i/c, and at least its front-mounted. Sure, you could get some gains with a bigger one, but I wouldn't do it as a first mod, as I highly doubt that its one of the biggest restrictions with the stock setup. You're likely much better off spending your money on a quality turboback exhaust system, as its not only one of the most essential mods on a turbo car, it also affects your looks and sound a good bit, and therefore will have much more of an impact on your overall enjoyment of the car, so its not an area where you want to scrimp. Get an intake or at least a cone filter while you're at it, and save a big FMIC and piping kit for a little bit later on.
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on the FMIC being a waste unless you're upgrading the turbo at the same time. The factory exaust is very restrictive & would be a much better mod IMO. Intake, exaust, & tune should be done 1st & then see what you've got.

By the way Jrod, that factory Lancer intercooler makes the factory Genesis one look small.



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I hope the size was not determined by the room available. Smaller than a pack of smokes does not take up much room at all unless they had to squeeze it in. I have not seen a 2.0 in person so I have not checked out the room up there.
 

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on the FMIC being a waste unless you're upgrading the turbo at the same time. The factory exaust is very restrictive & would be a much better mod IMO. Intake, exaust, & tune should be done 1st & then see what you've got.
I do not agree with the statement of the FMIC being a waste.

I do agree with doing the intake, exhaust and tune first and then the FMIC after you've done that.

I would not upgrade the FMIC first but I do not see a problem with running an upgraded FMIC with the stock turbo. MANY Evo 8, 9 and X owners run FMIC upgrades with the factory turbo. At one time there were 5 of us here running our Race FMIC with the stock turbo with EXCELLENT results due to the upgrade.

We will break everything down in stages / upgrade sequence in the best path we find to follow.

I bet we see some good gains off a FMIC upgrade though. I know we sure did on the 8/9 and X.
 

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I agree with Jrod.

The FMIC upgrade is very worth while. I know on my Evo X i gained about 10hp replacing the stock unit. I had intake, exhaust, piping kit etc, but with stock turbo still.

We're still testing some different versions on the 2.0T to see which will have the best benefit.
 

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Maybe I was harsh saying FMIC upgrade is a waste. But, from everything I've gathered thus far about turbos, I wasn't planning on doing that mod until right B4 I upgraded the Turbo. There are too many other things of priority that will come 1st & I think will give me more for my money. Of course I'll be waiting on Buschur's staged upgrades, since is a very likely course that I will take. If testing shows that this upgrade will be more beneficial at an earlier time & is part of pkg, then I'll be doing it then.



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Yup, I wasn't saying it wouldn't be a worthwhile thing to do, I was just responding to it being someone's first modification. It would be great as one of the first things you do, and would certainly make some power on an otherwise bone stock car. But as with most factory turbo cars, I would upgrade the intake and turboback exhaust before the intercooler, or much of anything else. Those are usually the first major restrictions to flow, and will often make a big difference in spool up, as well as load on the turbo, and should certainly be done before thinking about raising the boost at all. While the intercooler and piping are small, they are a direct route and round, and the turbo isn't going to be flowing enough air in stock trim for them to be a huge restriction. Not to mention that while the core is small, its location will still keep heat soak from being a reliability problem, at least at stock boost levels.

To clarify, I agree that a FMIC and piping kit would be a worthwhile upgrade, even on the stock turbo, as there is certainly some power to be made there. But, I would assume that like most turbo cars, there's alot of power restricted by the stock intake and exhaust that should be unleashed before trying to find power elsewhere. But maybe that's just me...
 
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