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#1 Old 01-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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intercooler hoses, are they worth it?

I've been reading that upgrading the intercooler hoses are a good first mod. i have found alot online for older models, are they worth putting on a 2013, if so what are some recommended brands.
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Pros: silicone is more durable than plastic, added bling to mod list, smooth inner walls flow air better than corrugations, potentially more colorful (in that order).

Con: you'll spend some of your hard-earned money on a part that won't make a huge difference in power.

I'd say it's totally worth it!

I have the black silicone hoses that came with my Turbo XS tmic... not even sure what brand they are. They're secured with T-bolt clamps, and so far, I haven't had any issues with them popping off or leaking.

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I would say any benefit found on an older Mille would be similar on a newer one.
Plus.... Blang blang!!!!

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They were a good upgrade for GDs, however your TMIC sometimes has issues handling the amount of boost made by cars running an exhaust and tune. So I would save up for an entirely new TMIC (for when you get to that point) since what you're wanting to get now is going to come with it anyways.
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Thanks for all the advice. Just looking for something small to start with.
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Process West is the one I am saving up for. But meanwhile I bought a AVO throttle body hose for it.
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