When you said the JDM Sti was big, that was an understatement. IT IS HUGE!!!
As you can see, the TMIC rubs against the AC line. I've placed a rubber piece in place until I find time to persuade the AC line.
Although I haven't wired up the AVCS, I started to route the wires.
Engine side. I fed it through the AC condensation discharge hole.
Sti V7 hoodscoop splitter. Note the additional splitter inside.
I also planned on changing out the stock hoodscoop splitter to match the JDM hoodscoop. As you can see, the opening and the bellow shows physical differece in size.
Sorry about the bad pic, I was in a hurry to make dinner for the family.
This is how the car has looked for the past 9 months, barely moving a few feet during that time. I am waiting to change out the clutch slave cylinder as I broke the seal during bleeding (that is another story) so the car can be driven. But at least the car started without any (additional) drama.