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    Heres my latest
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    Very nice! You do good work.

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    So only the brackets (from the STi Intercooler) need to be modified for the USDM 04' STI intercooler to fit the regular WRX (I have 02')? The piping and hoses should fit just fine?

    So how much are you looking to charge for the braket mod?
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    Originally posted by Rice Boi
    -GDR

    So only the brackets (from the STi Intercooler) need to be modified for the USDM 04' STI intercooler to fit the regular WRX (I have 02')? The piping and hoses should fit just fine?

    So how much are you looking to charge for the braket mod?
    Your brackets and the 04/05 USDM brackets are one in the same, either would both need to be modified. Piping/hoses fit fine.

    Can't answer the last question.

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    Well my whole package is finallly in.

    04 usdm sti tmic with y pipe and hoses
    jdm sti scoop and ver7 splitter
    and of course my brackets.
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    Since the jdm tmic is larger front to back the seal wants to sit on the top of the US tmic in the back instead of inside like stock. The front and both sides fit perfect. I'm skinny enough that I can reach in and pull this lip in. I'll make a fix when I get tired of doing this
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    I'm been thinking. If you have a 04/05 WRX you should be able to bolt in to stock brackets is its in the STi set back position. Run with 04 STi scoop and splitter for a factory fit. All you need to do is the longer hoses to hook it up.

    Just need someone with a 04 to check it out.

    Hmmmmm
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    Hmmm- if only someone had an 04 now

    I did have the IC out a couple of weeks ago (installed Samco hoses) and it appeared the brackets were the same as I had on my 02. The 04's still have throttle cables so I don't think they are setback like the STi and Forester (fly by throttle).

    If there's something I can measure or snap a pic of let me know. I'll eventually be upgrading to the STi intercooler again sometime in the future I'm sure.

    BTW I never noticed my splitter not sealing properly- as near as I could tell it looked like it was seating properly (ofcourse as you slowly close the hood the view becomes tougher to see).

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    what hoses did you guys use after customizing the brackets? I have the STi IC sitting up in my room, but i didn't get the Y pipe with it (which is $385 at subaru!)

    Any info is appreciated!

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    The WRX Y pipe will bolt up and come out in almost the same position. It may even fit better. The US STi elbow does come out alittle shorter and dosen't slip over the turbo as mush as stock.

    Half of my reason for getting the this IC was getting the better Y pipe with it. If you already got silicon IC hoses on your WRX you are not really going to notice much improvement with the US STi IC.
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    so not too much different than if i got a scoop and hoses, performance wise?
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    For guys (and gals ) w/ 04+ WRX's there is an additional "problem" w/ the splitter seal, but alos a easy fix

    here:

    v8 STi intercooler seal issue w/ WRX & fix
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    so I shouldn't have any fitment issue with STi TMIC on my 02 WRX with Samco I/C hoses as long as brackets are modified? Why are people complaining about having to add a longer tubing from turbo to IC?
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    If you fab the appropriate brackets you'll be able to reuse the TB and BPV hoses- you need to use the Y piece (most of it's aluminum) that comes w/ the intercooler.

    If you don't modify the brackets, then most use longer hoses to make up for the fitment problem.
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    I don't know what the hell happened but I just tried to fix the links and ended up with a whole new post.
    Just go down to #51 for the working links.
    I truely suck at the internetS!!


    http://www.aaroadracing.com/shop.ne...id=377&catid=70
    I used the 48mm(1.889") size. There's plenty of length on the ends to trim off.

    The size was hard to find. Most places go from 1 3/4" to 2" and skip the 1 7/8" or 48mm size. Samco had this size but nobody in the US had it in stock.

    http://www.sporthoses.com/parts/FMP...&-max=all&-find
    Sporthoses carries the Samco line but didn't have the 48mm in stock when I checked a few months ago. I would call them direct to check stock. Its 3 weeks to get it from England if they don't have it here.

    I got the Samco after about 6 weeks. (I thought I canceled the order) The Samco has a larger raidus in the bend which looks better for flow. But by the time you trim the ends off to fit in this application you have very little straight sections left for your connections. Just by looking the SFS hose has equal or better construction. SFS is whats shown below.

    The TD04 is 1.890" with a 1.960" lip. I forgot the numbers but the cast Y is alittle larger than the TD04 outlet. 48mm fit tight on the Y and perfect on the turbo. I've heard of others recommend 2" which is too sloppy for me.

    Get rid of the stock hose clamp. It chewed up my sti hose. Get some T bolt clamps or the non preferated hose clamps.
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