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Old 08-25-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Angry Huge problem

Allright, I am almost done with my swap, it is a 1993 turbo motor into a 1997 legacy (my old motor decided to pick up a case of that rod-knock that has been going around).

Everything was going fine untill the last step, the intercooler.

I went ahead and sold the water to air leak-waiting-to-happen and bought a wrx intercooler. Problem is, not enough room.To fit it looks as if it would require me to cut into the fire wall.

Any ideas/helpful hints?

Or am I going to have to buy a wrx intake manifold?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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can you say 'front mount'?
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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are you sure its rod knock
the Hydrolic Lash Adjuters can be very loud
i sold my air to water and bought a gc8 intercooler as i was convinced that the gda IC would never fit
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Old 08-25-2003, 01:12 PM   #4
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I believe the AFI guys have a way to get the GD/GG IC to fit. I want to say that they cut off 1/4" of the throttle body and possibly massage the firewall.

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Old 08-25-2003, 01:22 PM   #5
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Trim the Throttle body & the Intercooler until it clears the firewall. Might have to move the A/C line too. Or get an I/C that fits without trimming.
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Old 08-25-2003, 05:13 PM   #6
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one other way i saw was to route radiator hose to 1 of the inlet ports and block the other..
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:13 PM   #7
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I agree with Downpipe...a front mount is a very nice option
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:30 PM   #8
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You sold the AWIC in favor of an air to air unit Your reasoning makes no sense. Read some of the australian subaru boards and I DARE you to find an intercooler that leaked internally.

My swap is in progress and Ive turned down a few good deals on air to air units in favor of a water setup!

Check out http://bbs.legacycentral.org as we have fit a few different units including the WRX intercooler.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:39 AM   #9
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Thanks all of you!

Who are the "afi" guys again?

The reasoning behind it was, I wanted the capacity for a bolt on bov.
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Old 08-26-2003, 08:37 AM   #10
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afi = Aftermarket Forced Induction
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:26 AM   #11
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if you do use a wrx intercooler you can't use a bolt on bov as they won't clear the throttle linkage..
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Old 08-26-2003, 04:32 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jaxx
if you do use a wrx intercooler you can't use a bolt on bov as they won't clear the throttle linkage..
you are correct sir.

I gave up trying to get my WRX IC to fit and sold it. I used a Saab 900 modified IC for about 8 months.
Now I have a nice little FMIC
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:33 AM   #13
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Actually, you are both wrong in my case, the txs bov had no problem clearing it. But thank you for your input. I doubt I'll be in the market for a fmic any time soon. Especially not a really cool "ARGH" edition .
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