from my understanding you only need a downpipe. but to get the full potential you need the TBE.But do keep in mind that you do have to have at least a turboback exhaust system to run stage 2 at 17 PSI.
Good point! Thanks for clearing that up coop.It really depends, in high heat areas or if you spend a lot of time in traffic then going with a FMIC, as long as the piping and intercooler are of appropriate size (not super large) then it really outweights the heat soak from the TMIC... I live in So Cal where the temps get well over 100F in the summer and there is a lot of traffic, having the TMIC is not as beneficial to me as it would be to someone who lives in Canada.
So, even if I am not pushing 300 hp, it would be good for me to go to a FMIC.
havent hooked up the tru boost yet, so i couldnt tell you. i will let you know tho. i would imagine so thonice. did you pick up any boost?
to be honest when you get on it, its like a whole new car. and you hear the turbo spool so much more !What type of difference did you feel? Is it much better?