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Old 01-07-2014, 01:00 AM   #126
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Default PW TMIC and Cusco tower strut bar

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Doesn't look like you have a strut tower bar, but does it look like one might fit? How much closer to the windshield, if any, does the PW sit compared to the stocker?
RSD has photos on their site showing their 2011 STI with Cusco bar and PW intercooler fitting together. A customer review there states "5 mm" gap between the two.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:21 AM   #127
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I have a '08 WRX with a Cusco bar and PW intercooler. Plenty of room. I'll try and get some pics later today.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:15 AM   #128
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13 WRX.
Check the link to see current fitment. No issues with my Cusco bar.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/diw3w9gez2h88b5/6na7qrurjz

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Old 01-10-2014, 03:01 PM   #129
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Had my tuner install this for me due to snapped bolts and he left off the hood scoop fins but put the metal shroud on. Haha anyone else do this for any reason?
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:54 PM   #130
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Sorry, but I am not sure I follow? Any chance you can snap a pic and post it?
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #131
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I installed the Process West TMIC today and it was much simpler than what people on these forums make it out to be. I am currently in a leg cast due to surgery on my ankle so I am only able to weight bear on 1 leg. I used a cooler to kneel on and basic hand tools to complete the install in under 3 hours. The most difficult part of the install was lining up my provided t-bolt clamps. If I used the provided worm clamps I would of finished in less than 2.5 hours. Big thanks to the OP, I must of read through your instructions 10 times last week and it made my install a breeze today.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:58 PM   #132
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Sorry, but I am not sure I follow? Any chance you can snap a pic and post it?
Its a 13 wrx and ya know when you look into the hoodscoop you see fins? They didn't put that on so the engine is exposed. Is this bad? What if it rains heavily?

I do assume there's plenty of air hitting the intercooler w/o tho
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:23 PM   #133
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I have been running this for about a month now. The throttle body side hose keeps popping off. How tight can I clamp the throttle body clamp with a t-bold clamp? Is it plastic or aluminium? I just don't want to damage anything if I wrench it down.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #134
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I have been running this for about a month now. The throttle body side hose keeps popping off. How tight can I clamp the throttle body clamp with a t-bold clamp? Is it plastic or aluminium? I just don't want to damage anything if I wrench it down.
I had the same problem! Fresh hose clamps (I had used ones) and a dab of hairspray on the inside of the hose before fitting it seemed to do the trick. Tighten them with a socket, not a flathead screwdriver, and don't over tighten! Worm clamps will hold fine if done properly.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:53 PM   #135
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I had the same problem! Fresh hose clamps (I had used ones) and a dab of hairspray on the inside of the hose before fitting it seemed to do the trick. Tighten them with a socket, not a flathead screwdriver, and don't over tighten! Worm clamps will hold fine if done properly.
Ok, thanks for the tip. I'm going to give it a try this weekend and see if it stays on then. The hoses above make it a pain to readjust the tbolt, so maybe I will switch to the worm clamp.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:03 PM   #136
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Recently traded my STI TMIC for a Turbo xs TMIC. I have a 2004 wrx. The Turbxo XS was off of a 2005 STI. Took my tmic out, and now I'm trying to fit my turbo xs in. I heard something about having to bend a bracket? Which bracket do I have to bend for it to fit in there? Been trying for a while.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #137
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Recently traded my STI TMIC for a Turbo xs TMIC. I have a 2004 wrx. The Turbxo XS was off of a 2005 STI. Took my tmic out, and now I'm trying to fit my turbo xs in. I heard something about having to bend a bracket? Which bracket do I have to bend for it to fit in there? Been trying for a while.
did you read the thread title?its for a wrx 08 and up,and process west. you have none of those.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:29 PM   #138
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I'm upgrading my '08 to TP Stage 3.52 (VF52, PW TMIC, one step colder spark plugs, fuel pump and EBCS)....right now I have every part except by new turbo and the TMIC and fuel pump are the only parts I can install without my new map. Would you recommend that I just wait to install the TMIC until I get the turbo since I'll have to remove it to install the turbo?
I've taken my stock TMIC off several times so I'm not expecting the swap to be an issue for me, but it sounds like the PW TMIC is more difficult than stock to take on and off.

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:38 AM   #139
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Anybody else's intercooler sit crooked on the
Passenger side. No matter how much I tried to get it to sit straight it just didn't happen. The driver side is about 1/4 lower then the driver side.

The install was waaaay easier then this thread made it seem by the way.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:40 AM   #140
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I'm upgrading my '08 to TP Stage 3.52 (VF52, PW TMIC, one step colder spark plugs, fuel pump and EBCS)....right now I have every part except by new turbo and the TMIC and fuel pump are the only parts I can install without my new map. Would you recommend that I just wait to install the TMIC until I get the turbo since I'll have to remove it to install the turbo?
I've taken my stock TMIC off several times so I'm not expecting the swap to be an issue for me, but it sounds like the PW TMIC is more difficult than stock to take on and off.

Thanks for any advice!
Ya man the pw is def gonna be a pita to take on and off . There's very little space once it's installed, unlike the super easy stock intercooler.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:31 PM   #141
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Ya man the pw is def gonna be a pita to take on and off
HUH? It's literally takes like 5mins.

Undo 3 bolts holding driver side bracket, loosen T-bolt clamp on the "cold" side.

remove 2bolts holding Bypass valve

undo one bolt under passenger side of TMIC, loosen T-bolt on "hot" side.

done….

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Anybody else's intercooler sit crooked on the
Passenger side. No matter how much I tried to get it to sit straight it just didn't happen
Saw another post with same problem-it turned out to be the wrong hose was supplied, guess there are 2 hoses-only slightly different.
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