Originally Posted by WheelsCSM
How well does the JDM splitter/shroud line up to the intercooler on an 02/03? Does the shroud seal well considering it is designed for a JDM intercooler that sits 17mm further forward? Are there any gaps, or do you have to try and align it as you close the hood (not sure that would be possible anyway)?
Just want to make sure everything lines up okay, I have had a USDM STi IC in my garage for 4 months now, and I want to get it on. Still trying to decide if I want to modify brackets or buy hoses.
Also, I (will) have the same setup as you (Protuned VF-34 w/ USDM STi TMIC) how much boost are you running now with the Protune?
Don't modify the brackets. You can't go back to a stock or aftermarket IC later.
Get new hoses and get the US Sti seal for your JDM splitter/scoop on your bugeye.
The US seal has the 17mm offset for a perfect fit.