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Old 04-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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I am almost positive that once again, the stock hose connecting the tb to the ic has started leaking again.

before i go out and by an aftermarket hose, i want to try removing the rubber boots at both ends and tightening the stock hose down with a set of t-bolt clamps.

i was hoping one of you could tell me exactly what size i would need to get? I have looked this info up and keep getting conflicting info. Some say 2.75" and others say 3".

I believe someone on here even purchased the 2.75" sold by rallysportdirect, and it ended up being too small. Just hoping someone could confirm this for me. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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I removed my rubber ends and just threw the stock clamps back on; have had no issues.

Rally Sport Direct has a chat feature, I would send them an email or try their online chat to be sure.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Take it off and goto a parts store?
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
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I removed my rubber ends and just threw the stock clamps back on; have had no issues.

Rally Sport Direct has a chat feature, I would send them an email or try their online chat to be sure.
Cool. Thanks for the helpful info!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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The stock worm clamp works OK, but it's pretty easy to overtighten them and break them. I can't find T-bolt clamps locally, but maybe some parts stores have them?

Anyways, I just looked at the T-bolt clamp I have on that hose. It is from the FMS FMIC kit and the size is 81mm|73mm. Converting this out, I believe that means it's a 3" clamp.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #6
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I used 3" clamps; the 2.75" clamps were a wee bit too tight. On top of removing those rubber boots, spray hairspray on the inner ends of the hose before clamping it down. It'll never pop off
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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Awesome. Thanks, xluben & Mr Wrex.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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Ok, so here we are 20 days later and I JUST got a chance recentely to take care of this.

Not even 2 minutes into the job and I run into a problem.

While trying to remove the intercooler bracket, I noticed one of the bolts would just turn & turn & turn. It's completely stripped.

The one on the corner of the intercooler, near the firewall, came right out, but the next one (one of 2 on other end), is completely stripped.

Does anyone know how I can possibly get it out of there?? Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:11 AM   #9
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Ok, so here we are 20 days later and I JUST got a chance recentely to take care of this.

Not even 2 minutes into the job and I run into a problem.

While trying to remove the intercooler bracket, I noticed one of the bolts would just turn & turn & turn. It's completely stripped.

The one on the corner of the intercooler, near the firewall, came right out, but the next one (one of 2 on other end), is completely stripped.

Does anyone know how I can possibly get it out of there?? Thanks.
Why are you trying to take off the entire intercooler bracket? Just take off the side (firewall) where the intercooler is connected to. Unless the 09 wrx is completely different from the 12, there's no reason to take off the bracket.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:12 AM   #10
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Also, I just ordered both 3" and 2.75" since I couldn't find a clear answer either.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:49 AM   #11
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BTW, it's 2.75" t bolts for anyone who does this in the future. I just did this today. 3" would have been way too big.

And man it was a pain in the ass putting the tomioka hose on there. It's longer than stock, so it was a bitch to get everything aligned correctly. But it's done now, sounds so much quieter (no leak), and I can honestly feel the power difference (I had a pretty big boost leak before though).
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:58 AM   #12
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Cool. Thanks for the helpful info!
I am now starting to see high idle AF learning, so I put the rubber ends back on (mine weren't torn). It didn't fix my AF learning so I think I have a different issue.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:27 AM   #13
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Why are you trying to take off the entire intercooler bracket? Just take off the side (firewall) where the intercooler is connected to.
That's a really good question. Probably because I'm an idiot. LOL Thanks for pointing that out.

Oh yeah...and thanks for verifying the size of the t-bolt clamps!
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