No, because that's not related to the quality of the stock UICP. If you have that problem, you just need a better clamping solution. It happens to people all the time with aftermarket hard pipes, too...USMC_EVO8 said:But, what about the UICP blowing off at the TB? Mine has done this a couple of times at it presents a reliability (sp?) problem. I mean, what if that happened during any kind of race? You're screwed... so maybe would the hard pipe fix the problem? If so this could make it a good investment.
Thats a good run. Can I make 12sec with exhaust, bov, air intake, and tune? If yes, how?Warrtalon said:Well, actually, there is no "best" IC piping. There are some that are better than others, since they are straighter, but really this is not a useful thing on Evos. I know you came from DSMs where they are one of the most important mods (the UICP at least), but on an Evo, the UICP is just a bling mod - it does not add power. The LICP can add a few horses while improving spool, but the UICP is just for showing off. I have many mods on my car, but my UICP is stock. I went 12.000 with stock FMIC, stock IC piping, stock turbo, stock cams, stock engine/head, stock injectors, blah blah blah - just had exhaust, mbc, bov, fuel pump, and a tune.
I recommend going with the specific mods that make a IX extremely fast, unless your interest is mainly in looks. With 3 basic mods on the IX, you can go low 12s or high 11s depending on your driving:
- Turboback exhaust (catless)
- Manual Boost Controller
You can get it all as one package for $1270 from Buschur, or you can piece together your own mods from many other good vendors as long as you get the same combo. This will net you 60-70whp gains on 93oct with a Dynojet...
Btw, I'm sure you're quite familiar with Buschur due to having a DSM - he just put the first USDM Evo 8 into the 8s this weekend.
You saw me just say that I went 12.000 with basic mods. Are you asking me if you can go 12s with the same mods? I guess that depends on your driving and how well the car is put together? I went 12.8 with only an SAFC (self-tuned), so I would hope you can get a 12 with several more mods. Btw, no need for an intake, and only get an aftermarket BOV if you raise boost (MBC) plus be sure it's a fully recirculating BOV.05evo said:Thats a good run. Can I make 12sec with exhaust, bov, air intake, and tune? If yes, how?