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Old 10-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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hey everyone,

replaced my stock td04 with another td04 (whatever its only a DD) last night and when we were putting the turbo inlet back on we realized the connection point at the turbo was pretty chewed up and would definitely create an air leak. we found some hosing big enough to stretch and hold to be driveable. car still makes boost but you can hear the air leak at that point. i was wondering if i should replace the entire inlet or if a part like this would solve my problem:
http://thmotorsports.com/i-497921.as...Fcyj4AodNFwAiA

i know sometimes it makes more sense to spend more but im ballin on a budget and if this is going to solve the issue so be it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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heres a godspeed inlet for $59.99.
also all the reviews i've read are all good http://www.amazon.com/Godspeed-02-03...d+inlet+04+wrx
saw that this morning and was looking at. i just get nervous when i have to move fuel lines and what not. im hardly a DIY person, the turbo was the biggest mechanical accomplishment ive done. ive heard the inlet can be as easy as an hour but ive also heard nightmares with the fuel lines. just looking for some opinions really
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:09 AM   #4
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heres a godspeed inlet for $59.99.
also all the reviews i've read are all good http://www.amazon.com/Godspeed-02-03...d+inlet+04+wrx
i literally just finished installing a godspeed turbo inlet on my 02 wrx wagon cause i broke a fitting off the stock one while doing my tgv delete. the god speed was a pain in the ass to install and the fittings seems to be in odd places in relation to where it lines up with the intake manifold and power steering lines. i have heard bad things about the god speed inlets sucking closed when running high boost levels. seems to work fine for my car, just had a "fun" time doing the install
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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You shouldn't need to remove any fuel lines if you get a silicone inlet. When I replaced my turbo I threw a perrin inlet on there to prevent future problems and it was a piece of cake. Great fitment and easy to install. Took MAYBE an hour start to finish.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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You dont need to pull the Fuel Lines.....just take off the upper intake manifold. Remove the bolts holding the fuel lines and motor harness, after pulling off the AC & Power Steering Pump along with the Alt, then you can get to the bolts easy with no fuel line removal. You dont need to put the bolts back in either, the rails hold the lines in place plenty and the harness doesn't like to move from its factory positing much at all with that plastic channel its taped into. Keep the fuel rails through the upper manifold on the drivers side of the motor, and just lift up the passenger side 2-3inchs to get the inlet in. If you pull the manifold totally off its a pain the get it back on ( let alone off ) with the way the fuel rails come through the dr-side.

IMO its a real pain in the butt to try and get the new silicon inlet in and through with all the crap in the way. Also with the upper manifold removed you can get the inlet in properly so it wont rub through, along with making it way easier to hook up the BPV return.....an extra maybe hour of bits off and back on will make it actually go faster and smoother in the long run.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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i would just spend the money on a new housing that way in the future if you decide to add anything else with vacuum hoses or anything you have plenty of ports. The after market stuff is for the most part better than the stock.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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www.perrin.com

buy an inlet. enjoy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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I would buy a new inlet. If you don't you are just putting a bandage on a problem that will only get worse. I don't normally condone getting the cheapest thing you can find but, we can only do what we can afford. The godspeed does not look like a terrible part.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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I Have This Issue Need To Fix Asap What A Bad One Have To Take The Whole Manifold Off Damn It Mann
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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I Have This Issue Need To Fix Asap What A Bad One Have To Take The Whole Manifold Off Damn It Mann
Unless you are installing a hard inlet, you can just cut the old one out and slide the new silicon one in without removing the manifold.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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Many people just cut the old one out, remove all the fittings from the new one, lube it, slide it in there and install all the fittings. I have never installed one this way but I have read about it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
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Sliding it in is not as easy and tear-free as many are portraying it to be
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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Sliding it in is not as easy and tear-free as many are portraying it to be
+1. I recently installed my silicone inlet this way, and it took me a solid 4 hours. The hardest part was getting the inlet to fit over the turbo. The IM runners directly block you from using a flat head screw driver or similar to stretch the hose over the turbo inlet. Connecting the BPV line was a bear too, I had to buy some worm clamps to get a good enough seal since the angle is less than ideal. If I had to do it again, I'd probably just pull the IM
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #15
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It was fairly straight forward for me. took a little wiggling, but unless oyu buy a cheap ebay/gimmik inlet thats going to have fitment issues anyway, you should be fine. You'll be fine with a quality piece like samco or perrin
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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I bought the godspeed inlet and I think it is a decent product. (my review is on Amazon) It has been trouble free for seven months now with no problems.

That being said, installation without removing the intake manifold is no cakewalk. It took a lot of persuasion to fit it under the manifold, but it can be done!

To get the oem inlet out, I heated up a wooden handled knife with a blow torch and cut off the spigots. Once they were all off I could slide the inlet out.

Also, the stock air box is a tight fit because the godspeed inlet seems to be slightly longer. I could have cut it shorter but I was able to squeeze everything together.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #17
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ive used godspeed inlets in all the wrx's ive owned all of them putting down decent power on td04s and vf39 inlet held up well, ive also never removed the intake manifold to do it. i just cut all the old ports on the old inlet and take off the one or two bolts and it will slide right out going in the new one is a pain but as stated just lube it up! its some what time consuming but way easier than removing the intake manifold especially if you are worried about messing anything up
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:41 PM   #18
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Just installed a V2 Gimmick inlet tube on a customers 02 bugeye. I'd have to say that it fit really well. I read some of the early posts about clearance issues on the TGV's, power steering hard line, and the angle into the after MAF, and it kind of worried me a bit until I installed it. Fitment was great! Cleared everything, it may be just a few thousandths of an inch, but nothing hits and won't rub.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:12 AM   #19
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dont buy the ebay one, horrible fitiment,
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #20
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Just installed the fuku works inlet a few days ago. Didn't have to remove the intake manifold, but I did have to undo the PS hardline in the front and of course remove the TMIC. 30min of wiggling it and cussing at it was all it took.
The biggest pita was connecting the BPV hose. That's it
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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Iirc, when I installed my perrin inlet with oem intake, my oem afta-maf hose wound up being too short due to the Perrin inlet being a little shorter than the oem piece. At that point I had to search around for a silicon piece that I ended up cutting to fit.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #22
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I'm having a hell of a time connecting the Perrin inlet to the turbo. I can get one side started but it refuses to walk around and seat itself on the other. Anyone have a solution? Is it just lube and keep trying?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #23
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I'm having a hell of a time connecting the Perrin inlet to the turbo. I can get one side started but it refuses to walk around and seat itself on the other. Anyone have a solution? Is it just lube and keep trying?
I used a flathead screw driver that I bent the tip 90degrees on, like halfway down the tip. so the tip looks like L

That helped a lot getting on the turbo. The bpv line, that was a pita and i just kept trying until i got it on.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:39 AM   #24
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I'm having a hell of a time connecting the Perrin inlet to the turbo. I can get one side started but it refuses to walk around and seat itself on the other. Anyone have a solution? Is it just lube and keep trying?
To this day, mine isn't seated properly. The drivers side is on well, but the passenger side is catching just enough that a hose clamp holds it in place. It's been fine for a few years now...I definitely remember the bpv line being a huge pita.
Hopefully I'll fix it in a few weeks when I do tgv deletes and swap in my vf30
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:22 PM   #25
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I just put in the ebay version the other day. I did the same as most by cutting off the old one, lubing the new one and sliding it in. It didn't seem to be fitting quite right and I ended up taking it out 3 times to triple check everything. By the 3rd time, I was pro and could slip in the inlet easy peasy. The connection to the turbo was really tough, but it ended up working for me by slipping a hose clamp on the inlet, tightening a little bit, letting all lube (WD-40) dry off so the inlet was sticky enough to hold the hose clamp, then wedging a flat head against the corner bolt on the intake and the screw on the hose clamp and slowly prying in onto the turbo. The first go pulled the hose clamp off, so I put it back on and tightened a little more and it went right on. The BPV line was definitely tough as well like most have said. I battled with it for a while then got smart and slipped a shoe lace around the inlet connection and just lifted up. That pulled up the piece enough for me to get on the BPV hose with my other hand. Hope that'll help someone.
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