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Old 09-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Getting a meth AEM kit for my 08 sti. I've searched for pictures but, so far no pictures found.

Wondering if anyone has any ideas or experience with mounthing these on a GR STi.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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I just tapped a hole in the bottom of my IC last night. Ill post up pics when I get off of work. Basically just behind the coupler on the tank of the intercooler.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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sorry, should have been more specific.
Looking where to mount the tank, where the meth goes.
Hatch style is kinda weird in the back.
There's no flat surface to mount it onto.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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I will get you pics today of my placement. ya the 08's are a pain for tank location. I am looking for a flat 2G tank to sit in the spare tire well with my pump.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:28 PM   #5
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I just tapped a hole in the bottom of my IC last night. Ill post up pics when I get off of work. Basically just behind the coupler on the tank of the intercooler.

Don't do this, it should be placed as close to the throttle body as possible, in the coupler if possible, that way if you want to sell your top mount you can later at a good price. but if you place it further away the atomized droplets will clump together and cause you meth to be less effective
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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Don't do this, it should be placed as close to the throttle body as possible, in the coupler if possible, that way if you want to sell your top mount you can later at a good price. but if you place it further away the atomized droplets will clump together and cause you meth to be less effective

Where he describes its about 3" from the throttle body and in the perfect spot.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:22 PM   #7
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sorry, should have been more specific.
Looking where to mount the tank, where the meth goes.
Hatch style is kinda weird in the back.
There's no flat surface to mount it onto.
You could mount on the wind shield washer tank.

or put the pump here
and just drill out a Heineken mini keg can as the tank. That shouldn't take up too much space.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:57 AM   #8
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also you could use the howerton engineering tank and pump housing:

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Old 09-21-2009, 12:55 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replys and pictures. i'll get pics of my setup asap.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:40 PM   #10
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also you could use the howerton engineering tank and pump housing:

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Old 09-23-2009, 02:42 AM   #11
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pictures from the three HFS-6 installs I've done (at HB Speed):

http://jamalb.net/gallery/v/HFS6/

I think I have some pictures from an HFS-5 in an 08 somewhere as well.

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Old 09-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #12
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Yeah im looking more specifically at the howerton tank, and how it fit in that car.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:45 AM   #13
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I did an install in a outback xt not long ago mounted the pump and tank on an aluminum plate and put it in the passenger side fender under where the air filter is. easy to fill location and very hidden.
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:13 PM   #14
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You can get pretty creative with installs but its an individuals ingenuity that makes thing work or not with hiding things or in making something look like it belongs versus looking like it was slapped or just added on as an afterthought.

If you want to hide things for instance, like the lines, you can install nylon sheathing over the lines and use heat shrink tubing. The same stuff is used by the OEM's on harnesses and hoses. The sky is the limit and most of what can be potentially be done is up to the user.

Kits as sold leave open many options of what can be done with some thinking. Most kit makers want pump and tank installed in the trunk to help protect the components. How you mount these to the body can be as fancy just simple bolting them down as is to the use of aluminum stock found at Lowes or Home Depot to make brackets to going with something like a setup from Howerton.

As a basic guide for background info, use plastic tanks, taller but yet have sufficient total volume is better then shorter and more squat. Have the pump inlet lower then the tank outlet supply fitting in the tank and try to avoid any sharp turns in the lines. Mount the tank so that its easy to fill and easy remove. Mount the pump so it has some room around it = do not pack it into a spot that causes problems with service or kinked lines.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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I'm also installing the arm meth, And I do not want to install it in the rear. I have an 08 hatch and I'm concern about the fumes that meth can produce inside the car! So I installed the tank infront of the washer tank. And the pump also in the same spot. Very thin is properly secure! The only bad thing is that I have to remove my bumper to fill up the meth tank and that sucks! Now I'm trying to find ideas for a neck to add to the tank. I will up load pics tonight!




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Old 10-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #16
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I'm also installing the arm meth, And I do not want to install it in the rear. I have an 08 hatch and I'm concern about the fumes that meth can produce inside the car! So I installed the tank infront of the washer tank. And the pump also in the same spot. Very thin is properly secure! The only bad thing is that I have to remove my bumper to fill up the meth tank and that sucks! Now I'm trying to find ideas for a neck to add to the tank. I will up load pics tonight!






I still need to wire the controller and run all wires! To fill the tank up I was gono have to take the bumper out ( I did t mind since it takes 2 minutes) But I got a smaller battery and now all I have to do is move it to the side And I can fill up!

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #17
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Wondering if anyone has any trunk mounted tanks in a GR chassis STi or WRX? Really not trying to mount it in the front bumper but haven't seen all that many other solutions.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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Quierototolive, do you find that with this 'behind the bumper' installation that the pump is adequately protected from the elements? It doesn't get wet from road slop, does it?

I also don't want to put the tank in the back of my hatchback, but there are few options (no space) for a complete 'under the hood' installation.

Is this working out okay for you?

Did you conisder and reject using the windshild washer fluid tank (1.0 gal) for your meth/water solution? If so, why?

Thanks for any input.................... Frank
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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Heres Jockeygolfs meth tank in his 2011 STI sedan



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Old 10-18-2012, 01:32 PM   #20
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Quierototolive, do you find that with this 'behind the bumper' installation that the pump is adequately protected from the elements? It doesn't get wet from road slop, does it?

I also don't want to put the tank in the back of my hatchback, but there are few options (no space) for a complete 'under the hood' installation.

Is this working out okay for you?

Did you conisder and reject using the windshild washer fluid tank (1.0 gal) for your meth/water solution? If so, why?

Thanks for any input.................... Frank


Hello! Sorry for the late response! I checked last night and where I installed the pump its a good place! It was clean no debris from the weather and everything also seem to be in the correct proper place. (Note; remember I have my fender liner so that covers everything well).

I was able to connect everything under the good the pump and tank! Then I ran all my wires to the right side of the car in to the cabin ( that is a little pain in the a..) which is the reason I haven't finish my wiring; I still need to connect the little controller box for the kit. Im thinking I'm goin to install it inside the glove compartment ( will post pics when done).

As far as the stock washer tank, I did reject using my washer tank as my meth tank jus for the fact the I use my windshield washer a lot. (Meth will be use more and it is more expensive than washer fluid) And also for warranties purposes! This might sound stupid but I'm trying to keep my car as close to stock as possible! Just so I can cover it under warranties if need it!
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #21
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Quierototolive, do you find that with this 'behind the bumper' installation that the pump is adequately protected from the elements? It doesn't get wet from road slop, does it?

I also don't want to put the tank in the back of my hatchback, but there are few options (no space) for a complete 'under the hood' installation.

Is this working out okay for you?

Did you conisder and reject using the windshild washer fluid tank (1.0 gal) for your meth/water solution? If so, why?

Thanks for any input.................... Frank
Do what I did, use the windshield washer tank as your meth tank. You can go to Labonte motorsports and buy a fitting, drill a hole in the bottom of the tank, install the fitting, mount the pump behind driver headlight next to the washer tank or behind the passenger headlight (this is what I did). Easy, no mess no fuss and no meth in the car with me.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #22
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Thank-you so much for your help, Quierototolive and Rube23. I appreciate your efforts on my behalf.

And you've convinced me that this is the way I want to go with my hatchback.

I presume that under the bumper cover, behind the headlight, there is sufficient and suitable structure into which holes can be drilled and the pump bolted?

Again, thanks.................... Frank
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #23
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I have 99, but I have the same in bumper placement. My battery is moved to the trunk for space.
http://www.subaru25b.com/2012/10/the...d-to-meth.html
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